Birds

In Costa Rica there are over 850 species of birds. Serving as an intercontinental bridge, one can find a great variety of native, endemic and migratory species, from both North and South America. In San Gerardo de Rivas, the terrain presents a grand spectrum of relief and elevations. Our proximity to Chirripó National Park and the wide variety of landscapes provide excellent habitat for the more than 237 species of birds identified, a number that increases each year.

See Bird List 2012

 


Yellow-bellied Seedeater

Yellow-bellied Seedeater

Family: Emberizidae

This species is commonly seen along the roadside in our community...

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Family: Emberizidae

Small, green, attractive face pattern while the female only slight markings are noticable...

Slaty Flowerpiercer

Slaty Flowerpiercer

Family: Emberizidae

Small bird with simple colors; distinct beak curving slightly upward...

Rufous - collared Sparrow

Rufous - collared Sparrow

Family: Emberizidae

This bird has beautiful feathers and is commonly seen in the area...

Yellow-thighed Finch

Yellow-thighed Finch

Family: Emberizidae

Dark feather, thin, has a long tail, noticable yellow puffy thighs...
 

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Tours

TOUR #8 : CLOUD FOREST

TOUR #8 : CLOUD FOREST

The cloud forests of Costa Rica have a unique nature that we can learn about.

Tours

TOUR # 5: THREE NIGHTS IN CHIRRIPO

One night in San Gerardo and Three nights in chirripo
 

Videos

Hotel El Pelicano en las faldas del cerro Chirripó

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Environmental tips

In the Kitchen:

Use appropriate size pots and pans for your heating elements.

Whenever possible use a lid to retain heat.

Whenever possible use a pressure cooker, a slow electric cooker and electric coffee makers; these devices help to diminsh energy consumption.

Do not put hot or warm dishes into your refrigerator; in addition your refrigerator should be at least 5 cm from walls and never place a refigerator near a heat source such as an oven or stove.

Always try to purchase energy efficient appliances which are environmentally friendly.

 

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Information

Community Activities

Community ActivitiesIn the area bordering Chirripó National Park there are 4 communities that celebrate and conserve local traditions...
 

Biodiversity

House WrenThis species of Wren is common near human contructions; small and brown; does not have attractive colors; very active species...
  • Name: House Wren

  • Scientific name: Troglodytes aedon

  • Family: Troglodytidae

  • Region: San Gerardo

 

Comments

Marvin Brenes

San Jose Buenos Días. Don Rafael (Macho) Elizondo. Soy Marvin, aparte de vecino y amigo, siempre tengo presente que soy compañero de A A,. Ademas quiero confirmar que este lugar es hermoso, por su naturaleza, como por la gran obra que ustedes han construido. los felicito, que sigan ...
 
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