Found only 1 ½ from Manuel Antonio Los Cusingos is a great birding spot , It boast a great amount of species, including a bunch of colorful and stunning Tanagers, The Alexander Skutch "Los Cusingos" Bird Sanctuary is located in the community of Quizarrá, in San Isidro of Perez Zeledón, south east of Quepos about and hour and thirty minutes driving, on the slopes of the Bi-national La Amistad Park.
This 78-hectare farm was purchased in 1941 by botanist and ornithologist Alexander F. Skutch, who named it "Los Cusingos" after the endemic Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii).
Dr. Skutch's house, which he built himself, was restored by Tropical Science Center, following the original design and using the same materials used by Dr. Skutch, such as "bahareque", or plaited cane and mud [combined with wood] (or, on a wood framework). This provides a sample of one of the construction techniques used in Costa Rica at the beginning of the 20th century. The house, now a museum, is open to the public. It provides visitors with an image and understanding of Dr. Skutch's philosophy of life.
According to the Leslie R. Holdridge Life Zone System the forest found at Los Cusingos Bird Santuary is classified as very moist premontane. However it is also noted that according to the Luis Diego Gomez classification system it is seasonal evergreen forest, the last of such remaining in Costa Rica. Some of the birds found here are White-crested Coquette, Long-billed Starthroat, Silver-throated Tanager, Green legged Honeycreeper, Shining Honeycreeper, and Orange-collared Manaking.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide with high quality telescope, box breakfast, lunch, and admissions to the Santuary.
Need: Lotion, sunglasses, hiking shoes, (beach towel and bathing suit, optional)
|Number of people||Full Day|
|2 pax||$135 p/p|
|4 pax||$100 p/p|
|6 pax||$80 p/p|
For groups bigger than 6 pax, contact me.
If you have your own car to use, the price of the tours will be lower.
Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost I reserve the right to adjust any pricing.