Birdwatching at Místico Hanging Bridges
Bird watching at Hanging Bridges is located in the Arenal Volcano area, only 12 miles (20 km) west of La Fortuna within a 618 acre (250 hectare) reserve of primary forest.
This 1.9 miles (3 km) trail is quite spectacular however very busy, it offers a total of 15 bridges of which 6 are hanging bridges.
The forest here hosts a lot of wildlife; you will have chances to see Eye-lash Pit-Vipers, Monkeys; Howler, Spider and White-faced.
Bird watching can be interesting, mixed flocks contain Plain Antvireo, Spotted Woodcreeper, Northern Barred-Woodcreeper, White-fronted Nunbird, Scarlet-rumped Caciques.
Other birds include Keel-billed Motmot, Rufous Motmot, Broad-billed Motmot, Purplish-backed Quail-Dove, Violaceous Trogon, Keel Billed Tucan, Great Curassow and Crested Guan.
Right from the beginning of the trail you can usually see Short-tailed Hawk, Green Hermit, White Hawk, Gray Hawk and in occasions Ornate Hawk-Eagle.
Bird watching at Hanging bridges is one of our “Must Do in Arenal” suggestions.