Bird watching in Chirripo area: Chirripo area is blessed with hundreds of colorful birds. For the last 10 years Cloudbridge Reserve has made sure to preserve the habitat for over 258 birds, a lot of them endemic to this area. Depending on the time of the year, Cloudbridge, is visited by the resplendent Quetzal. As well as the Quetzal many other varieties have found home in the area of Chirripo including the Magnificent hummingbird or the Silver throated gem amongst other beauties of nature. This reserve is situated at an elevation of 1550 to 2600 m (5085-8760 ft
Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary: About 1 hour away from our lodge is Los Cusingos bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is the farm that was once home to the great ornithologist Dr Alexander Skutch. Author of: A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica, Dr Skutch enjoyed a long and fruitful career studying the birds of the tropics. Much of his work took place at this 78-hectare reserve, which is now open to the public. The grounds are wonderful for watching wildlife, wandering the trails and meditating on the mysteries of nature, as Dr. Skutch often did. The great scientist’s home is open as a museum dedicated to his life and work. Situated at an elevation of about 800 meters above sea level.
It is a highly reccomended to combine a visit to both reserves to be able to admire the species that live in two different habitats.
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