EL TAPIR NATURE RESERVE
|# Excl Vagrants*:||399|
|# Near Endemics*:||32|
|*Based on partial or incomplete data.|
|Habitat: Dry forest, gardens|
ABOUT THE BIRDING
El Tapir Nature Reserve is a privately owned forest reserve adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park and at La Selva Biological Station. Its main attraction is the hummingbird feeders, where the much sought-after and not readily seen Snowcap hummingbird is regularly seen. The reserve also features a number of forested trails where birds characteristic of the area can be seen. Those same birds are also present down the road at Quebrada Ranger Station in Braulio Carrillo National Park.
LOCATION OF SITE
El Tapir Nature Reserve is about a 20 minute drive from La Selva Biological Stations and about a mile east of Quebrada Ranger Station in Braulio Carrillo National Park. It is located along Highway 32 about an hour north of San Jose.