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This is a bird watcher's paradise, as you will see some of the most exciting and colorful birds of Costa Rica, without binoculars! Our Aviary is a refuge for wild birds that have been either captured illegally by hunters and confiscated by the government or donated by their owners. Many of these birds lack the basic skills to survive in the wild on their own.

In our rescued toucan exhibit you can take a photo of yourself feeding our friendly toucans by hand. They will fly right up and land on your arm when you enter the enclosure but don’t be frightened they are very gentle and have excellent manners. Your reward is a photo and theirs is a tasty treat.

Visitors will find some of the best bird watching in Costa Rica inside the aviary as well as outside in the forest and at our feeders. The mountain zone where the park is located is a migration corridor for hundreds of species of birds of Costa Rica as they migrate to various altitudes in search of blooming fruit trees. We are also in a zone where many species of birds migrate north and south through our forest. Without a doubt this is the best bird watching tour near San José.

In the aviary you will find the following birds:

English Common Name

Scientific Name

Spanish Common Name

Scarlet macaw
Ara macao
Lapa Roja
Yellow crowned euphonia
Euphonia luteicapilla
Eufonia corona amarilla
Yellow thighed finch
Pselliophorus tibialis
Saltón de muslos
Red-legged honey creeper
Cianerpes cianeus
Mielero de patas rojas
Blue gray tanager
Thraupis episcopus
Viuda o viudita
Common bush tanager
Chlorospingus optalmicus
Tangara ojeruda
Silver throated tanager
Tangara icterocephala
Tangara dorada
Variable seedeater
Amauruspiza concolor
Semillero variable
Yellow faced grassquit
Tiaris olivacea
Keel billed toucan
Ramphastus sulfuratus
Tucán pico iris
Red lored parrot
Amazona autumnalis
Lora copete rojo
Yellow throated euphonia
Euphonia hirundinacea
Yellow throated euphonia
Euphonia hirundinacea
Blue crowned motmot
Euphonia hirundinacea
Blue crowned motmot
Momotus momota
Pájaro bobo
Chestnut mandibled toucan
Ramphastus  swainsonii
Tucán bicolor.
Yellow-bellied seedeater
Sporofila nigrocolis
Semillero de pecho amarillo.
Buff-throated saltator
Saltador maximus
Passerinii tanager
Ramphocelus passerinii
Green honey creeper
Chlorofanes zpiza
Mielero verde.
Spangled cheeked tanager
Tangara dowii
Siete colores.
Golden-hooded tanager
Tangara larvata
Slate throated red start
Myioborus miniatus
Black-headed nightingale thrush
Catharus fuscater
Jilguero falso.
Red headed barbet
Eubucco bourcierii
Barbudo cabecirojo.
Prong billed barbet
Semnornis frantzii
Black cheeked woodpecker
Melanerpes pucherani
Vermiculated screech owl
Otus guatemalae
Lechucita del Pacífico.
White crowned parrot
Pionus senelis
Crimson fronted parakeet
Aratinga finschi
Perico frentirojo.
Barred forest falcon
Miscratur ruficolis
Halcón de bosque.
Gray hawk
Buteo nictidus
Gavilán gris.
Crested caracara
Polyborus plancus
Black guan
Chamaepetes unicolor
Pava negra
Chesnut capped brush finch
Athlapetes brunneinucha
Black bellied whistling duck
Dendrocygna autumnalis
Piches de agua

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