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Mangrove Birdwatching Journey provided by Drake Bay Birdwatching

Mangrove Birdwatching Journey

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The mangrove birdwatching journey is the most comfortable opportunity for novice and experienced birders to explore one of the Osa Peninsula´s top wildlife and birding hotspots. Your expert naturalist and the boat captain will show you the large variety of habitats that are visited through this fascinating excursion The Térraba-Sierpe Wetland is one of the best preserved mangrove forest found in CR and the largest in the Pacific coast of Central America. With about 32.000 hectares, it is one of the 12 Ramsar Sites found in the country, a unique habitat that maintains and supports several endangered resident, endemic and migratory bird species. Some of our target species here are: Yellow-billed Cotinga Amazon Kingfisher Common Pooto Short-tailed Nighthawk Mangrove Hummingbird (Costa Rica endemic) Boat-billed Heron Agamy Heron. Enjoy from the sit of your boat the other sightings like monkeys, crocodiles, snakes and spectacular unique landscapes.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Camino de la playa
    Camino de la playa, Costa Rica
    The meeting point for this tour is the main beach. Once there your guide well identified will meet you. 4 pax minimum
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Sierpe
  • You'll end at
    Camino de la playa
    Camino de la playa, Costa Rica
    The meeting point for this tour is the main beach. Once there your guide well identified will meet you. 4 pax minimum
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Camino de la playa, Costa Rica
Duration
5–6 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Private Professional Local Birding Guide
  • Birdlist Overview
  • There will be on-board water,juice and snacks, also lunch included.
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jacob R wrote a review Mar 2020
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This trip was very eye opening and informative. Our Guide, was VERY knowledgeable he even had a bag with his books to make sure he was right on something if he wasn't sure. We were able to see many different animals. From what our guide told us, we missed a lot of the monkey
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Walter S, Owner at Mangrove Birdwatching Journey
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Hola, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, the Sierpe Mangrove offers unique opportunities to discover unique species in an area that covers huge extensions of waterways and canals, thank you much again for choosing our services. Best Regards Walter
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Katherine S wrote a review Feb 2020
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On our recent trip to Drake Bay, we had a tour cancellation and needed to find something else to do. We had been interested in the mangrove tour and we finally had the opportunity to book one! We chose this company and we did not regret it. The guide, Walter, was very
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Walter S, Owner at Mangrove Birdwatching Journey
Responded 25 Apr 2020
Hola Kathering, I really appreciate you are sharing your experience with us during your mangrove tour THANK YOU!!!! I truly have to say WOW such as amazing day of birding!! we had such as great views of rare species like the Mangrove Hummingbird(END) right in our boat!! Best Regards Walter
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By: Drake Bay Birdwatching
Resort611230
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Early morning bird watching
A couple from our resort Copa de Arbol highly recommended this tour with Walter. It is the best tour we have taken
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AngelaR259
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Birding with the Best
Whether you are new to birding, an avid birder or want to learn about birds in tbe beautiful Osa peninsula of Costa
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Katie A
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Great guide, awesome birding
We had such a great time birding with Walter! We did the morning birdwatching tour in Drake Bay and spotted over 40
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PaultheClaret
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Early morning bird watching
Walter was just incredible. The best wild life guide we have had - anywhere in the world! His ability to spot birds
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npollaczek
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Hire this Guide for Great Birding!
Walter Sánchez was by far our best guide to the bird life and natural history of Drake Bay. He’s an ace spotter, e
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MaryAnne806
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Fantastic birding and exploration in the Osa
Walter and Tobi organized a sensational trip for us to the Osa Peninsula — we communicated by phone and email, refi
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Gibbsncis
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Great location for viewing
Like most things in nature a little bit of luck has to be on your side ...this morning starts on time.. not too rug
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michaelpbreen
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Los Planes
Walter is an amazing guide - knowledgeable and passionate. If I am ever lucky enough to get back to Drake Bay, I wi
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Foot_Loose
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Private Guided Tour in Los Planes
We got together with Walter for a part day walking tour on the northern part of Corcovado National Park-Los Planes.
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Beth_Joe_VA
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Wonderful birdwatching, great guide
Our family of 6 (ages 10 to 75) had a great birdwatching trip with Walter this morning. He was wonderfully enthusi
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Johanne D
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Incredible experience with Walter
We did a day-trip to Corcovado with Walter on December 23, 2019. Walter is very nice, speaks both Spanish and Engli
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Andaliega58
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Birding Hike
Today I got everything I wanted out of a birding expedition. I wanted a local guide who was not only knowledgeable
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JBDingle
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Birdwatching with walter
If you're in Drake bay and want to partner up with a gifted bird guide, ask for Walter. He knows the calls, the foo
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ClintyJr
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A wonderful experience!
While staying at the Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort in Drake Bay, CR, my wife, friends and I had the good
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Emily P
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Great Tours!!
I had a great experience on guided tours with Walter! He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained the entire
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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