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Arenal Volcano Area is well known for its active summit, but little is talked about its great bird diversity and beautiful rainforest. Coming across Quail doves, mix flocks, soaring eagles, elusive antpittas are just another day in paradise. Bordering forest edges by the lake is very successful, the complex vegetation of many different ages makes this piece of Costa Rica a must to visit for birdwatchers. Great Currasows in the middle of the paths, active Black throated Wrens on tangled vines, silently perched raptors on exposed death tree trunks, hyperactive Coquettes going from flower to flower are just part of a daily birding.
Birding Highlights: Scaly Breasted Wren, Black-Crested Coquettes, Thicket Antpitta, Ornate Hawk Eagle, Ocellated Antbird, Three Wattled Bellbird, Fasciated Tiger Heron, Keel-Billed Motmot, White Fronted Nunbird, Brown-Capped Tyanneult, Black-Headed Nightingale Thrush