Birdwatching & Bird List
Costa Rica has a high biodiverity and a high level of endemism, making it particularly attractive for birdwatching. In Tiskita, birdlife is plentiful, from the tiny Little Hermit Hummingbird to the large, majestic King Vulture.
Tiskita’s Bird List
A 175 species compile Tiskita’s bird list, including a variety of trogons, tanagers, honeycreepers, toucans, hummingbirds, manakins, parrots, and more.
Some species of birds in Tiskita are endemic to the southwest of Costa Rica (and western Panama). Some of these species, for example the Orange-collared Manakin and Baird’s Trogon, are common in Tiskita.
Tiskita’s guides have high quality binoculars and telescopes. Printed bird lists are available at the lodge.
Scarlet Macaw Reintroduction Project
Tiskita has hosted an ongoing Scarlet Macaw reintroduction project since 2002. The Scarlet Macaws released in Tiskita were bred in captivity by the Costa Rican macaw conservation organization The ARA Project. The macaws and their offspring have adapted to the wild and are now a common sight in the area.
Tiskita and The ARA Project now offer a macaw package to allow people interested in macaw conservation a closer look at the reintroduction project.