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Birding at Caño Negro Wetland
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Nov 25 2019

Birds of prey Costa Rica

Birds of prey in Costa Rica. Caño Negro wetland is a place you must visit. All year around, you can spot Birds of prey.

For example, you can picture the very common Roadside Hawk, Snail kite, Osprey, Black-collared Hawk, Peregrin Falcon, Crested caracara, yellow-headed caracara, Laughing Falcon, Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis), White tail kite, Crane Hawk, Gray Hawk.

yellow-headed-caracara, birdwatching Costa Rica

Those are probably the most common’s ones. Few of them are seasonal birds, like for example the Peregrin Falcon. This is most likely seen starting at the final of October.

Caño Negro offers a wide range of environment that fits those birds.

Snail kite, for example, prefers to nest in solitary trees surrounded by a lagoon, but close to a forest.

juvenil snail kite birding Costa Rica

Bat falcon, loves high perch of dry trees in solitary areas close to lagoons.

You can ear from faraway the Laughing falcon in forest area, and along the river.

The White-tail kite is founded in very open areas, on a high open perch, close to a lagoon.

birdwatching Costa Rica, white-tailed-kite

And the Osprey, very unique, they love to stay perched very close to the water. During the rainy season, over trees that we find on the lagoon, and during the dry season, along the river.

The yellow-headed caracara, like to hide in the very top of a canopy tree.

If birds of prey are important birds for your birdwatching adventure, Caño Negro Wetland is a destination you must include in your itinerary.

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Birds of prey in Costa Rica. Caño Negro wetland is a place you must visit. All year around, you can spot Birds of prey

If birds of prey are important birds for your birdwatching adventure, Caño Negro Wetland is a destination you must include in your itinerary.

It is very important to be prepared with a very powerful binocular of even a scope. Also, bring a powerful lens to have more chances of a great picture.

If you like hiking, during the dry season is a very good alternative of the boat. We can go for a hike after a boat transfer. During the rainy season, we can arrive at the very spot by boat.

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Caño Negro Wetland is the right place for a great birding trip all about birds of prey.

Keep in mind. We offer several package options on our web page, or you can email to us for a custom made package.

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