Join this joint American Birding Association and Hog Island Audubon birding camp session heading to Costa Rica! The camp will include trips to La Selva Biological Station, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Bogarin Nature Reserve, and a night program at the Tirimbina Biological Station. Arenal Observatory Lodge and Selva Verde Lodge will serve as our base camps as we partake in evening lectures by local bird guides and biologists and night hikes into the tropical forest. Selva Verde is located 2 hours from San Jose and comprises 500 acres of rainforest. This trip is designed similar to our Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens week on Hog Island, we will have day hikes and birding excursions and night lectures. An emphasis will be placed on research efforts, conservation and biology of neotropical bird species as well as creating friendships and community that will last a lifetime.
Selva Verde is home to more than 300 bird species and 120 mammal species. Some highlights of the biodiversity of this region include Great Green Macaws, Mantled Howler Monkeys, Keel-billed Toucans, Red-eyed Treefrogs, antbirds and many more.
Eva Matthews, Hog Island Program Manager & Instructor
Liz Deluna Gordon, ABA Events Coordinator & Instructor