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Cinchona & Catarata de La Paz

10.21274 , -84.16531

Costa Rica

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The introductory text should contain general information about the site, which may include for instance:
• geographic/ biogeographic location
• habitat and vegetation
• typical bird species/bird communities
• protection status
• land use and history
• importance for birdwatching

Coordinates were set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) : 10.2127/-84.1653 (2021-01-20 20:29:49 )

Site name was set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) as "Cinchona & Catarata De La Paz" (2021-01-20 20:29:49 )

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List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)
Coppery-headed Emerald (Microchera cupreiceps)
Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris)
Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis frantzii)
Northern Emerald-Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys)
Black-thighed Grosbeak (Pheucticus tibialis)
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)

Northern Emerald-Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:30:08)

Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:27:07)

Coppery-headed Emerald (Microchera cupreiceps) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:26:25)

Black-thighed Grosbeak (Pheucticus tibialis) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:26:07)

Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:12:04)

Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis frantzii) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:05:43)

Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:05:26)

Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:04:51)

Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor) was added by José Castaño (2022-02-25 18:04:22)

The waterfall gardens doesn't open until 9am so the best course of action is to ignore the temptations of the hummingbird garden and get back into the rainforest on the hiking trails. We observed Torrent Tyrannulet and Collared Trogon in that area. After spending an hour or so on the trails, then you can hit up the wonderful hummingbird garden where you can get up close and personal photos of the birds.

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Edited by Rebecca Smith on 2022-03-11 11:39
The waterfall gardens doesn't open until 9am so the best course of action is to ignore the temptations of the hummingbird garden and get back into the rainforest on the hiking trails. We observed Torrent Tyrannulet and Collared Trogon in that area. After spending an hour or so on the trails, then you can hit up the wonderful hummingbird garden where you can get up close and personal photos of the birds.

We always stay at Tiquicia Lodge in Vara Blanca. Google maps says a half hour, but it's more like a 5-10 minute drive down the road.

Explain from where and how to get to this site with private and public transport.

Edited by Rebecca Smith on 2022-03-11 11:40
We always stay at Tiquicia Lodge in Vara Blanca. Google maps says a half hour, but it's more like a 5-10 minute drive down the road.

They're open from 9-5 and tickets cost $44USD per person.

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Edited by Rebecca Smith on 2022-03-11 11:44
They're open from 9-5 and tickets cost $44USD per person.

There is a zoo on the sight for rehabilitated animals or animals that were taken in from the pet trade. They're all native Costa Rican species. There's a different building for each type of animal. It's very educational for school groups.

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Edited by Rebecca Smith on 2022-03-11 11:42
There is a zoo on the sight for rehabilitated animals or animals that were taken in from the pet trade. They're all native Costa Rican species. There's a different building for each type of animal. It's very educational for school groups.

There are bars, restaurants, restrooms, and lodging on site.

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or near this site, including:
• information centers / information points
• catering
• accommodation
• hides and watchtowers
• restrooms / toilets

Edited by Rebecca Smith on 2022-03-11 11:45
There are bars, restaurants, restrooms, and lodging on site.

There are people that work in the parking lot to make sure cars are safe and not broken into. They ask for a small tip.

Are there any security issues or other annoyances at this site? For
instance, these may include:
• offenses like robbery or theft
• natural hazards
• dangerous or annoying animals or plants (mosquitoes, leaches, thorn bushes, etc.)
• noise pollution

Edited by Rebecca Smith on 2022-03-11 11:46
There are people that work in the parking lot to make sure cars are safe and not broken into. They ask for a small tip.
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2016-07-03 to 2016-07-16 Costa Rica Fabian Schneider and Jean-Esteban Liberek
Orniverse: Cinchona & Catarata de La Paz - Costa Rica