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Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Great Kiskadee Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Family: tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)Copyright © Zoltan Vegh
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny


We have photographed this species from the following 4 hide(s). In the hide's species list, you can see how frequently and when you can photograph this species.
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
Garden Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica Book now
Our most popular hide in Costa Rica is the most simple – you grab a cup of coffee or a beer, sit in the secluded corner of the lodge’s open-air restaurant and never stop taking images of the 20 species of fantastic bird species that frequent the banana feeder there. This amazing setup (available for HidePhotography guests only) has resulted in several ... Details >>
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pionopsitta haematotis)Copyright © Bence Mate
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)Copyright © Bence Mate
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)Copyright © Bence Mate
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)Copyright © Bence Mate
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Species list (19) >>

Garden - Details


Our most popular hide in Costa Rica is the most simple – you grab a cup of coffee or a beer, sit in the secluded corner of the lodge’s open-air restaurant and never stop taking images of the 20 species of fantastic bird species that frequent the banana feeder there. This amazing setup (available for HidePhotography guests only) has resulted in several breathtaking images of toucans, oropendolas and many other colorful species on easily interchangeable photogenic branches, with perfect background and under comfortable conditions. A great and easy photographic opportunity.
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
November-February, Weekly
Copyright © Bence Mate
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pionopsitta haematotis)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Gabor Bakos
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)
December-February, Weekly
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii)
November-February, Weekly
Copyright © Bence Mate
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)
November-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla)
November-February, Weekly
Copyright © Bence Mate
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula galbula)
November-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Adolfo's Garden Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica Book now
It has often been reported that remote, undisturbed, dense forests are not always the best places to photograph birds. Agricultural areas, gardens with fruits, edge-habitats often attract many more species, and the situation is not different in Costa Rica either. To take advantage of this wildlife phenomenon, we have added a hide to our Costa Rica collection ... Details >>
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)Copyright © Bence Mate
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pionopsitta haematotis)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
November-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Siegbert Werner
Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)Copyright © Bence Mate
Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus prosthemelas)Copyright © Dick Van Der Lely
Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)Copyright © Bence Mate
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)Copyright © Bence Mate
Species list (23) >>

Adolfo's Garden - Details


It has often been reported that remote, undisturbed, dense forests are not always the best places to photograph birds. Agricultural areas, gardens with fruits, edge-habitats often attract many more species, and the situation is not different in Costa Rica either. To take advantage of this wildlife phenomenon, we have added a hide to our Costa Rica collection in the backyard of a local inhabitant of Santa Rita, the nearby village. This hide very quickly became one of our most popular hides and soon started to provide the highest number of bird species for the photographer.
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
November-February, Weekly
Copyright © Siegbert Werner
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pionopsitta haematotis)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
November-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Siegbert Werner
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)
November-February, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Dick Van Der Lely
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Siegbert Werner
Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Siegbert Werner
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
November-February, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Olive-backed Euphonia (Euphonia gouldi)
November-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Dick Van Der Lely
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)
December-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula galbula)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus prosthemelas)
December-February, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
November-February, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Dick Van Der Lely
Forest Drinking Stations Pousada Xaraes, Estrada Parque, Brazil Book now
A few months after the last floods have receded, the Pantanal becomes extremely dry, providing great opportunities for our most popular and well-tested form of photography: drinking station hides in the forested areas. We have built two different drinking stations here, in two different forest patches, each of them with their own list of species that frequent them. Both hides can comfortably seat 3 photographers at a time and on a dry day, each of them are visited by over 40 incredible species of birds, as well as a dozen or more mammals, potentially including the rare Giant Anteater and even the elusive Jaguar! Details >>
Orange-backed Troupial (Icterus croconotus)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Brazilian Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Ring-tailed Coati (Nasua nasua)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Species list (33) >>

Forest Drinking Stations - Details


A few months after the last floods have receded, the Pantanal becomes extremely dry, providing great opportunities for our most popular and well-tested form of photography: drinking station hides in the forested areas. We have built two different drinking stations here, in two different forest patches, each of them with their own list of species that frequent them. Both hides can comfortably seat 3 photographers at a time and on a dry day, each of them are visited by over 40 incredible species of birds, as well as a dozen or more mammals, potentially including the rare Giant Anteater and even the elusive Jaguar!
Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis)
September-November, Weekly
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
September-November, Weekly
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
September-November, Weekly
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Gray-necked Wood-rail (Aramides cajanea)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Pale-crested Woodpecker (Celeus lugubris)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Rufous Cacholote (Pseudoseisura unirufa)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Great Rufous Woodcreeper (Xiphocolaptes major)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Great Antshrike (Taraba major)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Purplish Jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
September-November, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
White-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila leucoptera)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Solitary Black Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Epaulet Oriole (Icterus cayanensis)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Orange-backed Troupial (Icterus croconotus)
September-November, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Brazilian Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina)
September-November, Daily
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Ring-tailed Coati (Nasua nasua)
September-November, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Csaba Godeny
Tayra (Eira barbara)
September-November, Weekly
Copyright © Csaba Godeny