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La Selva: Early Birding Tour

La Selva Research Station is renowned as one of the premier destinations for bird watching in Costa Rica. Our extensive trail system and expert naturalist guides offer birdwatching enthusiasts an unparalleled experience, exploring diverse habitats ranging from dense primary rainforest to open pasturelands.

More than 350 species of birds can be seen in La Selva. Just around the reception area, you can see 0-40 species of birds, including mammals and reptiles. The species richness in La Selva is outstanding, with more than 2,077 species of plants; 125 species of mammals (72 of them bats); 470 species of birds; 48 amphibian species; 87 species of reptiles; 45 species of freshwater fish; and tens of thousands of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods.

These guided 2-hour walks commence at 5:45 am, allowing participants to witness the vibrant dawn chorus and the active morning wildlife. Due to high demand, reservations are required and should be made in advance either during your booking process or at the front desk before 5:00 pm. Experience the richness of Costa Rica’s avian biodiversity with us at La Selva

Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made a full 72 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied

Tour Price $90

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Caribbean lowlands
  • Tour starts: 5:45 am
  • Includes: Transport, bilingual guide, entrance fee, birding tour
  • Bring: Hiking shoes, repellent, camera, poncho

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