Bird Route

For bird lovers

Albergue el Socorro is one of 12 ecotourism sites that comprise the Costa Rican Bird Route.

Costa Rica’s Bird Route is the first of its kind in Central America; it opened to ecotourists and birdwatchers in 2008. It is a project implemented by the Rain Forest Biodiversity Group (RBG) with funding from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

The Bird Route promotes the conservation of green macaws and the biological diversity in the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor (SSBC). One of the project’s objectives is the creation of a network of private reserves that connect with existing reserves to form Costa Rica’s Bird Route.

The Bird Route contains the last remaining habitat of the green macaw (Ara ambigua), the second largest parrot in the world, and it provides the best possibility for observing this rare and endangered species of any place on the planet.

The project provides economic opportunities to the owners and local communities through tourism visitation. The 12 sites selected offer the best opportunities for bird watching and ecotourism in this region.

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