We offer you exceptional birdwatching at Casitas Tenorio B&B and in the area.
BIRDWATCHING IN THE AREA
For those less familiar with neotropical bird life, Toucans, Aracaris, Tanagers and Honeycreepers, many of them brightly colored, may be seen around the Casitas Tenorio premises, especially at breakfast when a steady stream normally visits the fruit put out for them.
For the more experienced birder, Bijagua is the place to see Tody Motmot and Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, though neither of these birds is easily seen, and the latter is distinctly seasonal and highly dependent on the presence of army ant swarms. These birds are found in primary rainforest located about 800m from Casitas Tenorio.
Donald has worked for many years as a birding guide. Please contact us for more details about his guiding services.
Half Day Tours: 6am-11.30am $35 per person
Full Day Tours: 6am-5.00pm $65 per person
Click on the button to download the Casitas Tenorio B&B Bird list.
There is a chance of seeing other rarities in the local area:
Three wattled bellbird
Dull mantled antbirds
Lattive tailed trogon
White collared manikin
Ruffous winged tanager.
Amongst the less common hummingbirds, Snowcap, Purple-crowned Fairy and the two Starthroat species are to be seen in the vicinity. The black crested coquette is also a regular visitor to our gardens.
EBird HotSpots in the area
Dota, Costa Rica
Incredible wealth of knowledge about the diversity of wildlife
Donald has an incredible wealth of knowledge about the diversity of wildlife, birds, plants, and the environment. Donald was so generous with his time. He helped us to see sloths, coati, kinkajou, and over 25 species of birds while sitting in the breakfast area that overlooks the forest. The most wonderful part is that you do not even need to leave the property!
John G Saint Paul, Minnesota
Most welcoming hosts
What more can I say! This is our fifth visit to Casitas Tenorio and each time is the best. We had 110 species of birds in two days. Originally we came here for birding which is always excellent, but now we return because of our most welcoming hosts, Donald and Pippa, and their extended family.
Ardoyne W. Glenview, USA
A marvellous little bed and breakfast
This is a marvellous little bed and breakfast, 2.5 kilometers outside Bijagua, which combines all the best features of rural tourism in Costa Rica. Extensive wildlife in the area (saw mother & baby sloth onsite, kinkajou and incredible variety of bird species). I’m not a birder but the seven toucans at breakfast were a great treat as well as hummingbirds and more.
C. Fan Chicago, USA
Nothing beats watching toucans…
Nothing beats watching toucans, hummingbirds, oropendolas, and woodpeckers with a cup of coffee in one hand and your camera in the other.
Kacie, New York, USA
More than we expected
We drove to the Casitas Tenorio B&B and were graciously greeted by Donald. We stayed in Casita la Luna. Perfect for a couple. Equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay. Don’t sleep in! The morning is the best part. Got to milk my first cow on a quick farm tour before breakfast. Breakfast is served in viewing of all kinds of beautiful birds eating fruit carefully positioned in the trees so all can see. I had a hard time eating a scrumptious wholesome breakfast and taking pictures and pointing out birds. We even saw a squirrel, After breakfast, you can take a tour around the trails with Donald. We saw lots of fruit trees, howler monkeys, a sloth coming down the tree, and the beautiful vistas. Donald and Pip give you a wonderful feeling of serenity, comfort, and security. Truly great hosts and staff. The only regret, we didn’t stay another night.