The Santa Lucía Cloud Forest is home to an extraordinary bird diversity - a genuine paradise for those passionate about bird watching.
The reserve has an extention of 730 hectars / 1800 acres, about 80% of which is pristine primary montane rain forest. The altitudinal range is 1.400m to 2.500m above sea level. Those are the main reasons for the huge bird diversity - so far we have registered around 400 spieces which accounts for about 4% of all bird species world-wide.
The species that can be observed in Santa Lucía range from the elusive Giant Anpitta, the rare White-faced Nunbird, spectacular Plate-billed Mountain-Toucans, Beautiful Jays, Wattled Guans to a huge variety of many smaller but no less attractive Hummingbird and Tanager species. Many of those can even be observed in fruiting trees around lodge.
Unfortunately quite a few of the species are listed by the UICN with alarming conservaction status'. The Black-and-chestnut Eagle is considered Endangered and species such as the Dark-backed Wood-Quail, Cloud-Forest Pygmy-Owl and the Long-wattled Umbrellabird are listed as Vulnerable.