Costa Rica is a very popular destination for bird watchers, more than 900 species of birds can be found in this country, but without a doubt one of the most desired to observe is the Quetzal.
Belongs to the family of the trogons, among the most colorful birds of tropical America and probably the most beautiful trogon you will ever see, this magnificent bird has glittering green plumages and bright crimson on belly, in essence this is one of the most attractive birds of Costa Rica.
It is a common resident of the Cordillera de Tilarán, where the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is located, every year thousands of tourists come to this magnificent cloud forest to have the opportunity to spot this bird, this cloud forest is the right place to look for it because there are many aguacatillo(small avocado) trees, a small fruit that the quetzal loves to eat. Naturalist guides know very well where this aguacatillo (small avocado)trees are located and there they will stop, look for it and point their telescopes so tourists can clearly watch this amazing bird.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is very well known for hosting this beautiful bird, among many other species, considered a paradise for birdwatchers, this area is an area you should not miss.