Bird Watcher’s Haven: There are two trails excellent for birding that begins at the lodge. One leads up the valley peaking at 1000 ft. along abandoned farms and primary forest. It is excellent for canopy flocks and beautiful views of virgin rainforest canopy. The other trail begins in a small pasture where many disturbed habitat species can be seen. It quickly enters primary forest and climbs to about 2000 ft. to the crest of a hill near the lodge. It is excellent for understory flocks
and forest birds.
There is a view of Manual Antonio National Park and Quepos from the peak. A trail leading down the other side of the hill provides access to drier forest, which promises to hold many new species for the list. Other trails accessing deeper forest or higher elevations may be accessible with greater effort.
A list of over 150 species of birds was compiled by lodge caretaker. Despite the lengthy and in-depth wilderness exploration, the list is far from complete and a work in progress. Nearly every trip into the forest uncovers another species, illustrating the incredible diversity of the vast unspoiled wilds of Hot Springs Lodge Costa Rica.
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