We haven’t forgotten about our wild friends that live in and around Arenas del Mar in the Manuel Antonio region of Costa Rica and today is the turn of a very famous type of bird thanks to certain fruity cereal, the Toucan.
Everyone knows that Costa Rica’s biodiversity is one of the greatest in the world and a prime destination for bird watcher, one of the incredible birds you can spot here is the Toucan.
Toucans are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills The family includes five genera and about forty different species.The name of this bird group is derived from the Tupi word tukana, via Portuguese.
Toucans make their nests in tree hollows and holes excavated by other animals such as woodpeckers—the toucan bill has very limited use as an excavation tool. They are mainly fruit eating, but are opportunistically omnivorous and will take prey such as insects and small lizards.
Toucans are a constant sight at Arenas del Mar and it’s very probable you will get to see one on your very first day in the resort. Toucans are an endangered species due to deforestation but we at Arenas Del Mar and Costa Rica in general are working really hard to help this beautiful bird species thrive again.