September Eco-report

The New Bird Gardens at Crocodile Bay Resort

In preparing for the evolution to Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton, Crocodile Bay Resort is adding more gardens to their property. The landscaping team has been reshaping the property and planting many more native species, which in return attract a lot of the native birds.

Costa Rica is one of the countries with the greatest diversity of birds per acre in the Americas. The country is home to some 850 species of birds, more than all the species registered in the United States and Canada combined. Of these, 220 species are migratory. Seven of Costa Rica’s bird species are considered endemic, and 19 are globally threatened.

The Osa Peninsula hosts around 45% of the country’s total bird life. Among the most popular bird-watching species are the scarlet macaw, toucan, trogon, hawks, and cotingas.

Crocodile Bay Resort is located in the heart of the Osa Peninsula, and our guests can enjoy excellent bird watching right on the resort’s property.

Our guides walk the 44 acre property frequently, and record many different species within and around the resort. After around two hours of bird watching, more than 40 species of birds can easily be spotted.

Below enjoy a video of a rare Costa Rican bird species named the “Common Potoo”, with an impressive camouflaged plumage.