Newsletter - Issue 59
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BATV Destination Videos►Selva Verde Lodge, Costa Rica

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QUICK FACTS: National Bird - Clay-colored Thrush; 893 species recorded in 64 families; 16 Central American endemics represented; 6 country endemics

SPECIALITY BIRDS: Great Green Macaw; Sunbittern; Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager; Cocos Finch; Coppery-headed Emerald; Cocos Cuckoo; Cocos Flycatcher; Mangrove Hummingbird; Turqouise Cotinga; Black-hooded Antshrike; Black-thighed Grosbeak; Blue-and-gold Tanager; Buff-fronted Quail-Dove; Large-footed Finch; Lattice-tailed Trogon; Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher; Magenta-throated Woodstar; Ochraceous Pewee; Ochraceous Wren; Orange-bellied Trogon; Peg-billed Finch; Prong-billed Barbet; Red-fronted Parrotlet; Riverside Wren; Ruddy Treerunner; Rufous-breasted Quail-Dove; Scintillant Hummingbird; Silvery-fronted Tapaculo; Snowy-breasted Hummingbird; Sooty Thrush; Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager; Spangle-cheeked Tanager; Spot-crowned Euphonia; Streak-breasted Treehunter; Sulphur-rumped Tanager; Sulphur-winged Parakeet; Tawny-chested Flycatcher; Timberline Wren; Volcano Hummingbird; Volcano Junco; White-bellied Mountain-Gem; White-crested Coquette; White-tailed Emerald; Wrenthrush; Yellow-billed Cotinga; Yellow-thighed Finch; Yellow-winged Vireo

TOURS: WINGS offers 2 tours to Costa Rica: Costa Rica in March; Costa Rica:Snowcaps and Sea Turtles

BATV "IN THE KNOWS": Stay at Selve Verde Lodge. Selva Verde is more than a lodge and more than a rainforest reserve. It is your gateway into a magical world of towering Almendro trees, Mantled Howler Monkeys, and Keel Billed Toucans.  Located just 2 hours from San Jose, Selva Verde provides easy access to the wonders of the rainforest. For over 30 years, the lodge has been a haven for nature enthusiasts from around the world. Its abundant biodiversity, comfortable rainforest lodge, and exciting activities are ideal for adventure seekers, bird and wildlife watchers, students, and families. Highlights for birders include the Keel-billed Toucans, Great Green Macaws, Wood Thrushes, Grey-necked Wood Rails, Sunbitterns and Violet Crowned Woodnymphs are just a few of the birds that inhabit the Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve. For decades, Selva Verde has been a birding hotspot – captivating beginner and expert alike. Additionally, Selva Verde can easily be used as a base of exploration for a 3-5 day experience for birders who wish to bird independently.  As a part of the new Costa Rica Bird Route in the region, sites offering different microclimates and habitats can be visited easily each day such as La Selva Biological Station or La Virgen del Socorro.  With excellent naturalists at the Lodge and private transportation, it is very convenient to use Selva Verde as a base to explore the wonders of Sarapiquí. Go white-water rafting and ziplining with Aventuras


Selva Verde Lodge, Costa Rica DESTINATION > Great Green Macaw
Great Green Macaw
The Great Green Macaw, Ara ambiguus, also known as Buffon's Macaw, is a Central and South American parrot found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

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