Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - Curi Cancha Reserve
The birding tour last around 5 hours walking through Monteverde´s reserve (Curi-Cancha Reserve or
Monteverde Cloud foreste Biological Reserve). The tour is recommended for birders or as well
for people who enjoy seeing birds. This tour is private.
"Costa Rica may be the only country in the world to havev so many birds species
and habitats accessible within such small area no longer than West Virginia. Costa Rica boasts an
avifauna of more than 900 species more than in all North America north of Mexico" -According to A
GUIDE OF THE BIRDS OF COSTA RICA By GARY STILES and ALEXANDER SKUTCH.
Depending of the time of the year we can see migratory birds, birds nesting or even sometimes birds eating
right at the parking lots of the Reserves (Curi-Cancha or Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve).
During the hike always the guide will keep an eye in the trees with fruits. Monteverde because of its
geographical posotion has influence of both slopes, Caribbean and Pacific ( this produces Monteverde´s
microclimate ). This microclimate allows trees to produce fruits at several different protected Reserves
in Monteverde´s areas.One of the most diverse and important species of trees around the area belong to
the family LAURACEAE (occur in the highest abundance and diversity in Costa Rica´s Cloud Forest) this
is the family of the edible avocado for humans and it provides fruits to frugivorous birds such as Quetzal,