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Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet

Drake Bay, Costa Rica

According to National Geographic  the Peninsula de Osa is one of the most biologically intense places on the planet.

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We now invite you to explore the some of the fascinating creatures you'll encounter in Drake Bay...

The Masked Tree Frog is a common inhabitant of Drake Bay, Costa Rica.

Birds of the Chalet
Birds of the Osa  I
Birds of the Osa II
Birds of the Osa III
Gallery of Birds
 

 
 
 

Bird Watching

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.  With nearly 400 species of birds contributing to this biodiversity, the region is also one of Costa Rica's premiere bird watching destinations. 

Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Beryl-crowned hummingbirds are found only in southwestern Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama.

Beryl-crowned Hummingbird (Male)

At Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet both the novice and professional alike will find the area habitat-par-excellence for antbirds, manakins, toucans, and other Neotropical families.  The Osa is also home to one of the largest populations of scarlet macaws in Central America.

Weather your vantage point is the balcony of Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet, margarita in hand, or a fern-lined stream bed in Corcovado, opportunities to spot the tropics most stunning birds abound.  At Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet, we encourage guests to witness, admire, and delight in these stunning tropical beauties.

 

Drake Bay, Costa Rica - The Blue Dacnis is  one of  only two Dacnis species in Costa Rica. They are related to Tanagers and belong to the family Thraupidae.

Blue Dacnis (Male)

To introduce you to your "neighbors," the chalet's library contains a copy of A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica, as well as recordings of over 184 species of bird songs, which you're welcome to play over the chalet's home entertainment system.  You will also find a collection of books and articles devoted to our prized avifauna.

Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Male manakins perform intricate dances in order to court females. In some species, they even have other males partners that help them put on their show.

Orange-collared Manakin (Male)

Did you know...

  • With an area no larger than West Virginia, Costa Rica claims an avifauna of 850 species, more than all of North America.

 

  • There are 330 species of Hummingbirds, all restricted to the New World.  Most are tropical, with almost one-fifth found in Costa Rica alone. Only 16 species are known to migrate and breed in all of North America.

 

  • Hummingbird heart rates reach 1,260 beats per minute and some species beat their wings approximately 80 times per second.

Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Crowned Woodnymph females look completely different from males. Females are clad in green and white, while males boast bold violet and turquoise colored feathers.

Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird (Female)

  • While  hummingbirds are nectar feeding specialists, they also eat small insects and spiders, which represent their main source of protein and other nutrients.

 

  • On its way to Costa Rica, the ruby-throated hummingbird makes a nonstop 500-mile flight over the Gulf of Mexico.

 

  • More than 200 species of migrant birds fly to Costa Rica each year.  While most come from North America, a few of the seabirds arrive from as far away as New Zealand, Antarctica, and Siberia.  These birds fly to Costa Rica to escape the harsh winters, making long, arduous journeys over land and sea.

Drake Bay, Costa Rica - The Great Blue Heron is the largest of all Costa Rican herons. It is a migrant bird and breeds in North America.

Great Blue Heron

 

 

 


 



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