Pipeline Road is considered by many to be one of the best birding locations in all of Central America if not the world. It's possible to see 300 species in a single day, and a world record of 450 species in 24 hrs. was set there in 1985.
The 17 km. road provides access to both forest and wetland birds. Numerous side trails plus 11 creeks and rivers can be followed into the forest. Army ant swarms often attended by antbirds and sometimes Rufous-vented Ground-cuckoo are found frequently. Many manakin leks are present right beside the road. Among the many birds seen along the road are 8 species of wrens, 5 species of trogons, 4 species of puffbirds, and 3 species of motmots, Collared Aracari, and the Keel-billed Toucan. All 3 species of Forest-falcons are commonly heard and often seen. Hawks such as Tiny Hawk, Plumbeous Hawk, and Ornate Hawk-eagle are sometimes seen. Nearby wetlands are home to Rufescent Tiger-heron, White-throated Crake, Wattled Jacana, Purple Gallinule, and other aquatic species. Mammals including monkeys and even an occasional Ocelot are also seen along the road, as are various species of frogs.
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