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Los Cusingos Neotropical Bird Sanctuary

Quizarra, San Isidro de El General 11901, Costa Rica
(506) 2253-3267
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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- Mar 4, 2014
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Redding, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

... Tawny-winged woodcreeper. Just some of the nice birds I saw there. Petroglyphs fantastic too. A great day trip. Its possible to go by bus from San Isidro Gen. Takes about 40 minutes. However, if you want to be there for morning birding best to take a cab. The price (one way) should be 20 dollars for a cab. There... More

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

If you go make sure you request that the rangers open the museum. It is fascinating to see how Alexander Skutch and his wife of 50 years Pamela Lankester lived in such a beautiful and remote place. The rangers were very willing to open the museum even though we were the only visitors to the park that day. Take time... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a great place WITH a guide. Call & ask for Andres, he talks to the birds, very knowledgeable, just wonderful!

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Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The former home of Alexander Skutch, author of Birds of Costa Rica, is a lovely place for bird watching, photography or just picnicing. The gardens are well maintained and nice to visit, but the path through the secondary forest is also worth a visit. Entry is $13 USD at the time of our visit, so be prepared. Staff were friendly,... More

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hilton head island
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

i'm a fan of dr skutch, so was thrilled to have this gem of a place on our tour route. loved the grounds and the birding was wonderful. word was that the white crested coquette was periodically visiting a particular flowering bush and a preserve staff member hung around and watched for it. an unusual and difficult hummingbird to find... More

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Sebastopol, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

In four hours, saw: pair of swallowtail kites, roadside hawk, yellow-headed caracara, common potoo (cryptic pose), green-crowned brilliant, scaly-breasted hummingbird, nesting violet-crowned woodnymph, blue-throated goldentail, black-mandibled toucan, olivaceous piculet, common tody-flycatcher, red-capped manakins, TN warbler, golden-hooded and blue-gray tanagers, shining and red-legged honeycreepers.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is the farm purchased by Dr. Alexander Skutch in the 1930's.The are has beautiful walking trails and excellent birding. If you go you should do so in the morning when they first open, since the birds and other wildlife are most active then. Remember to bring aloong several ripe bananas. They have feeding platforms at Dr. Skutche's house where... More

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

A nice walk and decent birding. The Skutch house is well maintained with books and furniture the way it was. Not a huge place but the grounds are pretty and the Rio Penas Blancas is very clean and natural. There are cabins on the site to stay in but no people on guard at night so you are on your... More

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

It is a great place, nice trails and very interesting museum of Alexander Skutch's home. You must insist that the people working there open the museum because if you do not ask they will not open it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Good birding in garden area near home. Entrance fee of $10 per person is a little steep

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