Wildlife at toucan ecolodge & wildlife reserve

Beeing in a rainforest at Wildlife at Toucan Birding Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve you will always have the opportunity for a great variety of all types of wildlife.
You will definitely not miss the famous Yellow-throated (former name: Chestnut mandibled) Toucans which gave the idea for us to give the name to the lodge. They are beautiful and loud and they are always around the lodge, flying above the pool and terrace and feeding on the palm fruits. But you can find them also in the forest reserve. Crested guans will be as well alsways here and will still the show sometimes from the toucans, something like a game between them who can be louder and nicer..:-)
But the real ones that stil the show when they show up are the Howler monkeys and when you hear them from the terrace or in the forest you can feel like being in a "bad" fairy tale, they are really loud and even would say frightening, if you don't know what they are and you hear them for the first time.:-) You surely will have the chance to see them as well, on the trees in front of the terrace and in the forest reserve as well. Capuchin monkeys are around too just fro a change and sometimes they also try to still the show... Who will be the winner, well.., this is up to you and can be difefrent for all of us. But surely at our lodge and reserve you will be not bored and not disturbed by anything else just the call of nature.

Of course ther is a lot more going on in the 23ha of forest, where you can walk a lot and enjoy more secretive birds and animals as well, but also plants and beautiful trees.
We are working on the list of species in our forest and as far as now we think we have more than 200species of birds, more than a dozen species of mammals. Well about butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians we can not say now, we still need to work on the lists. But surely they will provide us with amazing numbers as well.
Above in the more details lists we tried to put together the species which were already seen or heard or found footprints, but surely the lists are not full yet!

Do not hesitate to come and see our reserve and help us to complete the list with your sightings as well!:-)

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There is a long list of mammal species live in Costa Rica. You can observe several of them such as Mantled Howler Monkeys, White-faced Capuchin Monkeys, Coatis, Agoutis, 3-toed Sloth, Anteater, Squirrels in our garden and alongside the trails in our surrounding tropical forests. We use Bat Detector and offer specific Mammal tours as well including Whale watching.


There are close to 1800 species of butterflies in Costa Rica. This is exactly 4 times more than the number of species in the whole European continent which is 200 times larger than this small country. So you can enjoy this huge biodiversity either just resting in our flower-rich garden or participate in a specific Butterfly Holiday. Please send us an email for more details. 


There are close to a thousand bird species living in Costa Rica. You can discover the Pacific Region's lowlands, middle elevations and the Talamanca Mountain from our Toucan Ecolodge as a base or you can come with us on a circuit tour to add Northern and Pacific regions as well. Please send us an email and ask for more details.


Phone: Call May-October; Text all year 
+36 30-645-9318 or +36 30-211-0006
Call Nov-April: +506 84961012 or 84961417
ecotoursgabororban @ gmail.com
toucanbirdingecolodge @ gmail.com 

Our mission

Our first priority is to save habitats & species.

Secondly we would like to share our knowledge of wildlife and encourage you to participate directly or indirectly in protecting nature.

We are also working continuously on our carbon balance with developing our 23 hectares of wildlife reserve.

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