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Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Savanna Birding
Description:
 
Located 23 kms north of Liberia, it was established as a national park on October 23, 1973 and protects over 14,083 hectares (35,200 acres). The highest peak reaches 1916 meters (6,700 feet) above sea level.
 
This national park is qualified as tropical wet forest with dry transition, even when the annual rainfall averages over 2,500 to 3,000 mm (7 to 9 feet) from May until December.  There is also a long dry season well established from January to April.
 
Giant Ficus trees, several creeks, the seasonal Pailas waterfall (June to December), boiling mud ponds, sulphur steam fumaroles and a great number of birds creates an incredible paradise to explore.
 
Rincón de la Vieja is a great place for Toucans, Warblers, Flycatchers, Motmots, Woodpeckers, Trogons, including the resident Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans), Woodcreepers including the resident Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa) and several more species.
 
After the visit to the park we drive to Liberia for lunch.
During the afternoon we descend towards the lowlands to search for more birds on the dry forest savannas. An excellent opportunity to spot Hawks, Parrots, Sparrows, Seedeaters, Doves and more.
 
Trip Type: Birdwatching hike / Hike for general ecotourists.
 
Duration: Full Day
 
Price: $100 per person  ($80 per person Half Day)
 
Includes: Bilingual birding guide, transportation, lunch and park fees.
 
Recommendations: Binoculars, rain wear(May /Dec.), repellent, hiking shoes, average physical conditions.


Image   Common Potoo and nestling

Image   Turquoise    browed Motmot

 

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