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Big Tower Hide Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica Book now
Costa Rica’s most beautiful frugivorous birds are awaiting our photographers in front of this hide. During the 4 months photo season, the birds receive one bunch of banana every day. In a single day, you can photograph over 20 species of birds, which stay for hours on the variety of photogenic branches and perches. Details >>
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)Copyright © Bence Mate
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)Copyright © Zoltan Vegh
Species list (15) >>

Big Tower Hide - Details


Costa Rica’s most beautiful frugivorous birds are awaiting our photographers in front of this hide. During the 4 months photo season, the birds receive one bunch of banana every day. In a single day, you can photograph over 20 species of birds, which stay for hours on the variety of photogenic branches and perches. The tower is built on the edge of the forest, under a solitary tree. Its windows are facing an open field with beautiful green background – ideal location for flight shots, as well. The rare Great Green Macaw nests 200 meters from the hide and occasionally passes by just a few meters from the hide.

Technical data of hide:

Year of building: 2009
Number of birds photographed from the hide:
Number of birds observed from the hide:
Floor space: 182x487 cm
Internal height: 220 m
Floor level height: 6 m
Material: wood
Distance between hide and branch: 4, 8, 11 m (4-12 m)
Recommended focal lenght: 300-800 mm
Photography direction: 1 direction
Orientation: according to North 282
Angle of sight: 150
Photography angle: 90
Photography surface via: one-way glass, loosing 1 1/3 aperture
Size of glass: 4 pieces of 100x50 cm
Inside temperature: 20-35C
Clothing: dark upper clothes
Room Availability: 4 pax
Distance from the lodge: 550 m
Blue Ground-dove (Claravis pretiosa)
November-February, Rare
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pionopsitta haematotis)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)
November-December, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Dick Van Der Lely
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Sandor Zsila
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula galbula)
November-February, Weekly
Copyright © Bence Mate
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica)
November-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Tamas Imre