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Palo Verde National Park

Listed under Wildlife in Costa Rica.

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Palo Verde National Park has such an important relevance for migrating birds of the Americas, that it was amongst the first Ramsar sites nominated.  This is what you can certainly call an Oasis: more than 300 species have been recorded, but when it comes to individuals, we are talking about numbers so great that it seems like they black out the sky when flying by. 

This unique site will allow you to find many unique species, particularly wetland species (waterfowls) and dry forest specialties.  Besides, Palo Verde is connected to the Dr. Rafael Lucas Rodriguez Caballero Wildlife Refuge and, beyond that, the Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, holding a huge protected area that allows wildlife to move up and down, giving you some cool chances to spot unusual species... even some rarities. 

There are several places within range for staying. However, I recommend you stay at the OTS Station, right in the heart of the action... with loads of waterfowl from your window.

It might take a few hours driving... but trust me on this one... it's quite worth the effort.

Written by  Alex Vargas.

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