A Paradise for Birdwatchers and Wildlife Photographers

Welcome to Mistico Park, a natural paradise in Costa Rica for birdwatchers and wildlife photographers. Join our scientific project in collaboration with Cornell University and contribute to the conservation of species like the Western Motmot. Witness over 450 bird species and experience a unique adventure in the heart of the tropical forest! Discover the exciting story behind our project and immerse yourself in the magic of birdlife at Mistico Park. We look forward to sharing unforgettable moments surrounded by natural beauty and biodiversity!

Falcon in flight

Falcon in flight

A High-Impact Scientific Project

At Mistico Park, we are thrilled to be part of an exciting scientific project in collaboration with Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology. As mentioned in the prestigious article by The New York Times, this initiative invites all birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to join this noble cause and contribute valuable data for the study and conservation of avifauna.

The article published by The New York Times emphasizes the importance of birdwatching for biodiversity conservation and research. We encourage you to join the community of birdwatchers on eBird and follow the Mistico Park category (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1473008) to share your observations and be part of this valuable research.

Discover the Top 7 Sites with the Greatest Bird Diversity

We are proud to share that Mistico Park ranks among the top seven sites on eBird for the possibility of spotting a wide variety of bird species. With over 450 species reported on eBird by other enthusiasts, our park is a true treasure for birdwatchers from around the world!

The article from The New York Times highlights the call for both novice and experienced birdwatchers to help fill gaps in scientific data regarding bird populations. At Mistico Park, we have worked diligently to preserve and protect the habitat of these wonderful winged creatures, and your participation on eBird will be a valuable contribution to conservation.

Be Part of an Important Cause

By joining the community of birdwatchers on eBird and following the Mistico Park category, you are directly contributing to science and bird conservation. Every sighting, no matter how small, provides valuable information about bird populations and their behaviors.

The scientific project in collaboration with Cornell University aims to collect observations about the birds around us and provide researchers with a clearer picture of biodiversity. Your observations can help scientists better understand migratory trends, breeding patterns, and interactions with the environment.

Crested Guan with Chicks

Crested Guan with Chicks

Mistico Park - A Haven for Birds

At Mistico Park, we are dedicated to providing you with a memorable birdwatching and wildlife photography experience. Our natural sanctuary is located in the lush region of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, a privileged destination that attracts nature lovers from all over the world.

With well-maintained trails and hanging bridges that traverse the forest canopy, you will enjoy a unique opportunity to observe birds from different heights and perspectives. This privileged environment will immerse you in the magic of avifauna, surrounded by the richness of the tropical forest.

At every corner of Mistico Park, biodiversity unfolds before your eyes. From majestic toucans with their striking beaks to tiny hummingbirds with their agile and charming flight, you will encounter a diversity of species that will leave you in awe.

Moreover, we are thrilled to announce that Mistico Park is among the top seven sites for birdwatching on eBird! With over 450 reported species, our park has become an authentic paradise for birdwatchers. We are committed to the conservation of this incredible natural treasure and invite you to be part of this important endeavor.

King Vulture

King Vulture

A Catalog of Fascinating Species

At Mistico Park, every visit is an opportunity to encounter astonishing bird species. From the colorful hummingbirds to the intriguing woodpeckers, you will immerse yourself in a world full of life and color.

Among our most emblematic species is the elusive Rufous MotMot (Baryphthengus martii), also known as the Western Rufous Motmot. This bird is renowned for its shyness and difficulty to spot. Its preferred habitat lies deep within the tropical forest, making it one of the most coveted treasures for birdwatchers. From a conservation perspective, this bird is a concern due to declining populations in other regions. However, at Mistico Park, the Rufous MotMot thrives with a healthy and stable population, and sightings of this magnificent bird are constant.

This precious specimen stands out with its colorful plumage, featuring iridescent shades of green and blue, as well as its distinctive orange chest and head. Observing the Rufous MotMot in its natural habitat is a magical and enriching experience for any bird enthusiast.

At Mistico Park, we take pride in being part of the conservation effort for endangered species and maintaining a conducive environment for the life of this majestic Motmot. Our dedication to habitat protection and promotion of sustainable practices has created a safe haven for this species, offering you the chance to marvel at its presence during your visit.

Rufous MotMot

Rufous MotMot

Join the Cornell Scientific Project at Mistico Park

Your bird observations at Mistico Park, including the Rufous MotMot, are more valuable than you can imagine. By joining the community of observers on eBird and following the Mistico Park category, you will be directly contributing to science and the conservation of these precious creatures.

The scientific project in collaboration with Cornell University aims to collect observations of the birds around us, including elusive and fascinating species like the Rufous MotMot. Your sightings will help researchers gain a better understanding of bird populations and provide valuable data for their conservation efforts.

By joining this project, you will become part of a global community of bird enthusiasts, scientists, and researchers. You will engage in online discussions, share your knowledge, and discover a new way to connect with nature.

Perched Hummingbird

Perched Hummingbird

At Mistico Park, the passion for birdwatching and wildlife photography is combined with a strong commitment to conservation. We invite you to be part of this exciting adventure, where every sighting matters and contributes to the study and protection of avifauna.

Join the community of bird observers on eBird, follow the Mistico Park category, and become part of this high-impact scientific project in collaboration with Cornell University. Discover why we are one of the top sites for birdwatching, including the captivating Rufous MotMot, and fall in love with the natural beauty that Mistico Park has to offer.

Your participation in this scientific project will contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and ensure a sustainable future for birds and their habitats. We await you in our paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife photographers in fascinating Costa Rica! Together, we will make a difference in the protection and conservation of the birds that fill our skies with life and color.

Trogon clathratus

Trogon clathratus