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SAN VITO (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (21st February, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

The Wilson Botanical Gardens are 6km from the town of San Vito, near the Panamanian border. They are easily reached by bus and there is a good choice of cheap accomodation. We stayed in the Hotel Musuco which was 2000 colones per person. The gardens officially open at 8am but it is possible to enter a little earlier. It may also be possible to stay here. Entry to the gardens costs $6. Birding was quite good but I didn't see my target species, the Turquoise Cotinga. I saw 67 species including 5 lifers.

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Species seen 

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse