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Address: Quizarra, San Isidro de El General 11901, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2253-3267
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My visit to Los Cusingos was definitely enhanced by having Andres as a guide. He knows the property and the habits of the birds, making him invaluable. He is calm and sets a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My visit to Los Cusingos was definitely enhanced by having Andres as a guide. He knows the property and the habits of the birds, making him invaluable. He is calm and sets a nice pace. The trails are some of the best maintained that I've experienced, adding to the pleasure of birding there. I would not have stopped at the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were given a bundle of bananas at the gate to restock any of the feeding stations - and were greeted at the very first spot with a hoard of interested birds. The grounds are extensive and the collection in the garden of native plants could take days to examine in detail. There were clouds of butterflies in the shafts... More 

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Redding, California
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 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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