Sustainability in Action

Rancho Colibrí

Laughing Falcon
Links to YouTube Videos of: Call of the Laughing Falcon / Laughing Falcon Consuming Snake

Birding Around Rancho Colibrí and Vicinity

Costa Rica is a well known birding destination, with over 900 species identified throughout the country. Nearly 300 species have been recorded around the Rincón de La Vieja Volcano and National Park -- which is our view to the east -- and this is just a piece of the more than 400,000 acres (160,000 ha) making up the Guanacaste Conservation Area.

We have begun to compile a bird list at Rancho Colibrí and we estimate that there are approximately 50 species within a 3 mile (5 km) radius. Check out our Bird List and the species we have sighted so far.

There are two ornithological associations in Costa Rica and you can download bird lists and find much valuable information from the Costa Rica Ornithological Association and the Union of Ornithologists.

In order to go birding at Rancho Colibrí you can contact us to arrange a private tour. Our caretaker, Gabino, is a great nature guide and can show you around at no cost (in Spanish) - but if you would like a professional bi-lingual birding guide, the cost will run around $100/day. Our 50 acres (20 ha) of trails connects with miles of adjacent trails, so exploring can be as relaxing or as strenuous as you desire.