Other Birds

Flame-colored Tanager
This colorful bird, is a medium-sized American songbird. Formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae).They can be found daily in our feeders
Volcano Hummingbird
The Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) is a very small hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and Chiriqui, Panama.
Summer Tanager
The Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra, is a medium-sized American songbird, it can be found on the feeders from October to May
Yellow-thighed Finch
The Yellow-thighed Finch, Pselliophorus tibialis, is a passerine bird which is endemic to the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama
Collared Redstart
The Collared Redstart (Myioborus torquatus) is a tropical New World warbler endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama
Acorn Woodpecker
The Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, 21 cm long with an average weight of 85 g
Large-footed Finch
The Large-footed Finch, Pezopetes capitalis, is a passerine bird which is endemic to the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama

Resplendent Quetzal

The mythical Resplendent Quetzal can be seen daily on our local Aguacatillo trees from October to January.

The main food of the Quetzals is the fruit called "aguacatillo", this one is compared to the common avocado, but significantly smaller.The Quetzal also feeds of nine types of fruits, the blackberry among them.The Quetzal feeds very similar to the Hummingbird where it flights and takes the fruit from the branch and then returns to its perch.

Our local Aguacatillo trees

Our local Aguacatillo trees are famous in the San Gerardo de Dota Valley because it is normal to see Resplendent Quetzals daily feeding from them. You can even sometimes watch them while enjoying your lunch from our restaurant

Photo Opportunities

Our feeders and Aguacatillo trees provide amazing photo opportunities to catch this beautiful birds in the wild.

Complete Bird Checklist

We provide a complete bird checklist of the San Gerardo de Dota area for you to download and print prior of your visit

You can download the checklist of the San Gerardo de Dota area from Here