Surrounded by tropical wildlife

Enjoy the rainforest wildlife of Costa Rica

Base your rainforest wildlife immersion at Finca Exotica Eco Lodge

The Osa Peninsula: a Nature Lover’s Dream Endless deserted beaches, blue ocean, lush green interspersed with colorful feathers flashing thru the leaves: that is the Osa Peninsula, defined by National Geographic Magazine as “the biologically most intense place on earth.”

Most of the Osa is composed of the famous Corcovado National Park, which is the last existing tropical rainforest on the pacific coast of this continent. Finca Exotica is surrounded by this unparalleled biodiversity and forms biological continuity with its biosphere, in other words: when you are at Finca Exotica, you are basically in Corcovado (just look on Google Maps!). This area harbors over 500 species of trees400 species of birds (we have about 850 in Costa Rica), 140 mammals116 species of reptiles and amphibians and way over the 6000 identified insects. Friendly critters that share and co-create Finca’s jungle paradise.

The wildlife in Costa Rica is beyond abundant. At Finca we are frequently visited by monkeys (spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchins and occasionally howlers), coatis, scarlett macaws, and a seemingly endless variety of hummingbirds. We also see toucans, hawks, anteaters, and a bevy of reptiles such as the Jesus Lizard, known for its ability to run on water (literally!). Carate is also an important nesting location for sea turtles. With several local organizations dedicated to protecting the sea turtles, our guests can go on night tours to see these majestic creature and learn about local conservation efforts. In the late summer months (end of July, through August), we can even occasionally see whales during their annual migration, as well as dolphins and orcas.

Costa Rica’s wildlife brings the miracle of life to our awareness. Sitting on our terrace, practicing yoga on our yoga deck, or even upon waking up and opening your eyes, rarely a moment will pass by that you don’t see a fluffy little creature, a hummingbird, a beautiful butterfly, or some other marvel going about its day, soaking up the atmosphere just like you are!.

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TINAMOUS ( Tinamidae )OYSTERCATCHERSMOTMOTS ( Momotidae )SWALLOWS ( Hirundinidae )
1 Great Tinamou(Haematopodidae )229 Blue-crowned Motmot349 Mangrove Swallow
2 Little Tinamou111 American OystercatcherKINGFISHERS ( Alcedinidae )350 Tree Swallow
DUCKS ( Anatidae )STILTS ( Recurvirostridae )230 Ringed Kingsher351 Cli Swallow
3 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck112 Black-necked Stilt231 Green Kingsher352 Purple Martin
4 Muscovy DuckSANDPIPERS ( Scolopacidae )232 Belted Kingsher353 Gray-breasted Martin
5 Masked Duck113 Marbled Godwit233 American Pygmy Kingsher354 Bank Swallow
6 Blue-winged Teal114 Whimbrel234 Amazon Kingsher355 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
7 Ring-necked Duck115 WilletPUFFBIRDS ( Bucconidae )356 Southern Rough-winged Swallow
8 Lesser Scaup116 Solitary Sandpiper235 White-necked Pubird357 Barn Swallow
GREBES ( Podicipedidae )117 Greater Yellowlegs236 White-whiskered PubirdGNATWRENS & GNATCATCHERS
9 Least Grebe118 Lesser YellowlegsJACAMARS ( Galbulidae )(Sylviidae )
10 Pied-billed Grebe119 Wandering Tattler237 Rufous-tailed Jacamar358 Long-billed Gnatwren
CURASSOWS, CHACHALACAS &120 Spotted SandpiperTOUCANS ( Ramphastidae )359 Tropical Gnatcatcher
GUANS ( Cracidae )121 Upland Sandpiper238 Chestnut-mandibled ToucanWRENS ( Troglodytidae )
11 Great Curassow122 Ruddy Turnstone239 Fiery-billed Ara çari360 Rufous-breasted Wren
12 Gray-headed Chachalaca123 SurfbirdWOODPECKERS ( Picidae )361 Riverside Wren
13 Crested Guan124 Sanderling240 Golden-naped Woodpecker362 Plain Wren
QUAIL ( Odontophoridae )125 Semipalmated Sandpiper241 Red-crowned Woodpecker363 Black-bellied Wren
14 Marbled Wood-Quail126 Western Sandpiper242 Rufous-winged Woodpecker364 House Wren
BOOBIES ( Sulidae )127 Least Sandpiper243 Red-rumped Woodpecker365 White-breasted Wood-Wren
15 Brown Booby128 Pectoral Sandpiper244 Olivaceous Piculet366 Scaly-breasted Wren
16 Masked Booby129 White-rumped Sandpiper245 Pale-billed WoodpeckerTHRUSHES ( Turdidae )
17 Blue-footed Booby130 Baird’s Sandpiper246 Lineated Woodpecker367 Swainson’s Thrush
18 Red-footed Booby131 Stilt Sandpiper247 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker368 Gray-cheeked Thrush
PELICANS ( Pelecanidae )132 Red KnotOVENBIRDS & WOODCREEPERS369 Wood Thrush
19 Brown Pelican133 Short-billed Dowitcher(Furnariidae )370 White-throated Thrush
CORMORANTS ( Phalacrocoracidae )134 Long-billed Dowitcher248 Pale-breasted Spinetail371 Clay-colored Thrush
20 Neotropic Cormonrant135 Wilson’s Snipe249 Slaty SpinetailMOCKINGBIRDS ( Mimidae )
ANHINGAS ( Anhingidae )136 Wilson’s Phalarope250 Striped Woodhaunter372 Gray Catbird
21 Anhinga137 Red-necked Phalarope251 Bu-throated Foliage-gleanerWAXWINGS ( Bombycillidae )
FRIGATEBIRDS ( Fregatidae )GULLS & TERNS ( Laridae )252 Scaly-throated Leaftosser373 Cedar Waxwing
22 Magnicent Frigatebird138 Laughing Gull253 Plain XenopsWOOD-WARBLERS ( Parulidae)
STORKS ( Ciconiidae )139 Franklin’s Gull254 Northern Barred-Woodcreeper374 Tennessee Warbler
23 Jabiru140 Caspian Tern255 Ruddy Woodcreeper375 Blue-winged Warbler
24 Wood Stork141 Royal Tern256 Tawny-winged Woodcreeper376 Golden-winged Warbler
HERONS ( Ardeidae )142 Elegant Tern257 Long-tailed Woodcreeper377 Northern Parula
25 Bare-throated Tiger-Heron143 Sandwich Tern258 Wedge-billed Woodcreeper378 Tropical Parula
26 Fasciated Tiger-Heron144 Gull-billed Tern259 Streak-headed Woodcreeper379 Magnolia Warbler
27 Pinnated Bittern145 Common Tern260 Cocoa Woodcreeper380 Yellow Warbler
28 Agami Heron146 Least Tern261 Black-striped Woodcreeper381 Mangrove Warbler
29 Little Blue Heron147 Bridled Tern262 Spotted Woodcreeper382 Chestnut-sided Warbler
30 Great Egret148 Black Tern263 Strong-billed Woodcreeper383 Blackburnian Warbler
31 Great Blue Heron149 Brown Noddy264 Brown-billed Scythebill384 Yellow-throated Warbler
32 Cattle EgretSKIMMERS ( Rynchopidae )TYPICAL ANTBIRDS385 Bay-breasted Warbler
33 Snowy Egret150 Black Skimmer(Thamnophilidae )386 Yellow-rumped Warbler
34 Reddish EgretPIGEONS & DOVES ( Columbidae )265 Barred Antshrike387 Cerulean Warbler
35 Least Bittern151 Rock Pigeon266 Great Antshrike388 Black-and-white Warbler
36 Green Heron152 Pale-vented Pigeon267 Black-hooded Antshrike389 American Redstart
37 Tricolored Heron153 Short-billed Pigeon268 Russet Antshrike390 Prothonotary Warbler
38 Boat-billed Heron154 Mourning Dove269 Dusky Antbird391 Ovenbird
39 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron155 Plain-brested Ground-Dove270 Chestnut-backed Antbird392 Worm-eating Warbler
SPOONBILLS & IBISES156 Ruddy Ground-Dove271 Bare-crowned Antbird393 Northern Waterthrush
(Threskiornithidae)157 Blue Ground-Dove272 Bicolored Antbird394 Louisiana Waterthrush
40 Roseate Spoonbill158 Gray-headed Dove273 Plain Antvireo395 Wilson’s Warbler
41 White Ibis159 White-tipped Dove274 Slaty Antwren396 Hooded Warbler
SUNBITTERN ( Eurypygidae )160 Gray-chested Dove275 Dot-winged Antwren397 Canada Warbler
42 Sunbittern161 Ruddy Quail-DoveGROUND ANTBIRDS ( Formicariidae )398 Mourning Warbler
NEW WORLD VULTURESPARROTS ( Psittacidae )276 Streak-chested Antpitta399 Macgillivray’s Warbler
(Cathartidae )162 Crimson-fronted Parakeet277 Black-faced Antthrush400 Kentucky Warbler
43 Black Vulture163 Orange-chinned ParakeetTYRANT FLYCATCHERS401 Bu-rumped Warbler
44 Turkey Vulture164 Brown-hooded Parrot(Tyrannidae )402 Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
45 King Vulture165 Blue-headed Parrot278 Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet403 Common Yellowthroat
HAWKS & EAGLES ( Accipitridae )166 White-crowned Parrot279 Yellow Tyrannulet404 Yellow-breasted Chat
46 Osprey167 Scarlet Macaw280 Golden-crowned Spadebill405 Bananaquit
47 Gray-headed Kite168 Red-lored Parrot281 Paltry TyrannuletTANAGERS ( Thraupidae )
48 Black-collared Hawk169 Mealy Parrot282 Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet406 Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager
49 Hook-billed KiteCUCKOOS ( Cuculidae )283 Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet407 White-shouldered Tanager
50 Double-toothed Kite170 Black-billed Cuckoo284 Yellow-bellied Eleania408 White-lined Tanager
51 Swallow-tailed Kite171 Yellow-billed Cuckoo285 Lesser Eleania409 Gray-headed Tanager
52 Pearl Kite172 Mangrove Cuckoo286 Northern Scrub-Flycatcher410 White-throated Shrike-Tanager
53 White-tailed Kite173 Pheasant Cuckoo287 Piratic Flycatcher411 Western Tanager
54 Plumbeous Kite174 Striped Cuckoo288 Yellow-olive Flycatcher412 Summer Tanager
55 Mississippi Kite175 Squirrel Cuckoo289 Greenish Eleania413 Hepatic Tanager
56 Bicolored Hawk176 Groove-billed Ani290 Common Tody-Flycatcher414 Scarlet Tanager
57 Tiny Hawk177 Smooth-billed Ani291 Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher415 Cherries Tanager
58 Northern HarrierBARN OWLS ( Tytonidae )292 Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant416 Speckled Tanager
59 Crane Hawk178 Barn Owl293 Northern Bentbill417 Golden-hooded Tanager
60 White HawkOWLS ( Strigidae )294 Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher418 Bay-headed Tanager
61 Barred Hawk179 Spectacled Owl295 Ochre-bellied Flycatcher419 Silver-throated Tanager
62 Gray Hawk180 Crested Owl296 Bran-colored Flycatcher420 Blue-gray Tanager
63 Roadside Hawk181 Striped Owl297 Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher421 Palm Tanager
64 Broad-winged Hawk182 Black-and-white Owl298 Black-tailed Flycatcher422 Blue Dacnis
65 Short-tailed Hawk183 Mottled Owl299 Bright-rumped Attila423 Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
66 White-tailed Hawk184 Tropical Screech Owl300 Rufous Mourner424 Green Honeycreeper
67 Zone-tailed Hawk185 Vermiculated Screech-Owl301 Royal Flycatcher425 Shining Honeycreeper
68 Great Black-HawkNIGHTJARS ( Caprimulgidae )302 Eye-ringed Flatbill426 Red-legged Honeycreeper
69 Common Black-Hawk186 Common Pauraque303 Olive-sided FlycatcherSEEDEATERS, FINCHES &
70 Mangrove Black-Hawk187 Chuck-will’s-widow304 Western Wood-PeweeSPAROWS ( Emberizidae )
71 Solitary Eagle188 Rufous Nightjar305 Eastern Wood-Pewee427 Thick-billed Seed-Finch
72 Swainson’s Hawk189 Eastern Whip-poor-will306 Tropical Pewee428 Variable Seedeater
73 Red-tailed Hawk190 White-tailed Nightjar307 Alder Flycatcher429 White-collared Seedeater
74 Harpy Eagle191 Lesser Nighthawk308 Willow Flycatcher430 Yellow-bellied Seedeater
75 Crested Eagle192 Common Nighthawk309 Acadian Flycatcher431 Slate-colored Seedeater
76 Black-and-white Hawk Eagle193 Short-tailed Nighthawk310 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher432 Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
77 Ornate Hawk-EaglePOTOOS (Nyctibiidae )311 Least Flycatcher433 Blue-black Grassquit
78 Black Hawk-Eagle194 Great Potoo312 Fork-tailed Flycatcher434 Stripe-headed Brush Finch
FALCONS ( Falconidae )195 Common Potoo313 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher435 Orange-billed Sparrow
79 Red-throated CaracaraSWIFTS ( Apodidae)314 Great Crested Flycatcher436 Black-striped Sparrow
80 American Kestrel196 Black Swift315 Dusky-capped FlycatcherOLD WORLD SPARROWS
81 Merlin197 Spot-fronted Swift316 Panama Flycatcher(Passeridae )
82 Bat Falcon198 Chestnut-collared Swift317 Boat-billed Flycatcher437 House Sparrow
83 Peregrine Falcon199 White-collared Swift318 Great KiskadeeSALTATORS, GROSBEAKS &
84 Crested Caracara200 Costa Rican Swift319 Social FlycatcherBUNTINGS ( Cardinalidae )
85 Yellow-headed Caracara201 Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift320 Gray-capped Flycatcher438 Dickcissel
86 Laughing FalconHUMMINGBIRDS ( Trochilidae )321 Streaked Flycatcher439 Streaked Saltator
87 Barred Forest-Falcon202 Stripe-throated Hermit322 Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher440 Bu-throated Saltator
88 Collared Forest-Falcon203 Long-billed Hermit323 Tropical Kingbird441 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
CRAKES & RAILS ( Rallidae )204 Bronzy Hermit324 Western Kingbird442 Blue-black Grosbeak
89 Gray-necked Wood-Rail205 Band-tailed Barbthroat325 Eastern Kingbird443 Indigo Bunting
90 Uniform Crake206 White-tipped SicklebillBECARDS ( Tityridae )444 Painted Bunting
91 White-throated Crake207 Violet Sabrewing326 Thrushlike SchiornisBLACKBIRDS & ORIOLES ( Icteridae )
92 Gray -breasted Crake208 Scaly-breasted Hummingbird327 Speckled Mourner445 Red-breasted Blackbird
93 Black Rail209 Purple-crowned Fairy328 Cinnamon Becard446 Eastern Meadowlark
94 Sora210 Charming Hummingbird329 Rose-throated Becard447 Melodious Blackbird
95 Paint-billed Crake211 White-necked Jacobin330 White-winged Becard448 Great-tailed Grackle
96 Purple Gallinule212 Garden Emerald331 Masked Tityra449 Bronzed Cowbird
97 American Coot213 Violet-crowned Woodnymph332 Black-crowned Tityra450 Giant Cowbird
98 Common Moorhen214 Blue-throated GoldentailCOTINGAS ( Cotingidae )451 Black-cowled Oriole
JACANAS ( Jacanidae )215 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird333 Yellow-billed Cotinga452 Orchard Oriole
99 Wattled Jacana216 Green-breasted Mango334 Turquoise Cotinga453 Baltimore Oriole
100 Northern Jacana217 Veraguan Mango335 Rufous Piha454 Scarlet-rumped Cacique
SUNGREBES ( Heliornithidae )218 Mangrove Hummingbird336 Three-wattled Bellbird455 Yellow-billed Cacique
101 Sungrebe219 Ruby-throated HummingbirdMANAKINS ( Pipridae )EUPHONIAS & GOLDFINCHES
LIMPKIN ( Aramidae )220 Brown Violet-ear337 Orange-collared Manakin(Fringillidae )
102 Limpkin221 Long-billed Starthroat338 White-rued Manakin456 Elegant Euphonia
PLOVERS ( Charadriidae )222 Green-fronted Lancebill339 Blue-crowned Manakin457 Thick-billed Euphonia
103 Collared Plover223 Violet-headed Hummingbird340 Red-capped Manakin458 Yellow-throated Euphonia
104 Snowy Plover224 White-crested CoquetteVIREOS ( Vireonidae )459 Yellow-crowned Euphonia
105 Wilson’s PloverTROGONS ( Trogonidae )341 Yellow-throated Vireo460 White-vented Euphonia
106 Semipalmated Plover225 Gartered Trogon342 Philadelphia Vireo461 Spot-crowned Euphonia
107 Killdeer226 Black-throated Trogon343 Yellow-green Vireo462 Unidentied Euphonia sp
108 Black-bellied Plover227 Baird’s Trogon344 Red-eyed Vireo
109 American Golden-Plover228 Slaty-tailed Trogon345 Scrub Greenlet
110 Southern Lapwing346 Tawny-crowned Greenlet
347 Lesser Greenlet
348 Green Shrike-Vireo