The Arenal Observatory Lodge, a bird sanctuary in Costa Rica

 If you want to experience the beauty wilderness in Costa Rica, then consider exploring Arenal Volcano National Park. It is situated between Tilarán Mountain Range and the San Carlos low lands in the northwestern part of Costa Rica. The wildlife reserve covers area 12.000 hectares, 400 and 1755 over sea level.

Arenal Volcano National Park, as a natural wildlife sanctuary and rainforest, is home to over 2,000 species of plants, as well as several species of mammals and exotic birds. The area is one of the foremost bird watching sanctuaries in the world, with species including hummingbirds, kingfishers, woodpeckers, parrots and toucans. Hiking trails course through the park, all with astounding views of Lake Arenal and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Walking tours begin in the early in the morning or afternoon, through Arenal Observatory Lodge trails, the ideal location for viewing birds.
Apart from wild plants and animals, Arenal Volcano National Park is an abode for more than 350 different species of birds. As such, bird watching is the most interesting activity in this park. Tourists take pleasure to trek trees and bushes and explore the hidden nests of birds like Trogonidae, Prognias tricarunculata, Cephalopterus glabricollis, Crax rubra, humminbirds, blue jays, etc. Other than tourists, this bird watching destination is highly visited by Ornithologists who deals with studying the life and behavior of different bird species.
At Arenal Observatory Lodge, you will find 870 acres of wildlife where the bird-watching is a must here. During the day and night, the birds are frequently found and non-common bird species also live in the area.



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