Book Manakin Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica on Tripadvisor: See 126 traveler reviews, 52 candid photos, and great deals for Manakin Lodge Monteverde, ranked #22 of 58 B&Bs / inns in Costa Rica and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Bird Watching in Costa Rica The Dance of the Red-capped Manakin. For the uninitiated, a bird watcher’s enthusiasm for hearing, sighting and studying our feathered friends, is hard to fathom. Target species: Roseate Spoonbill, Scarlet Macaw, Boat-billed Heron, Mangrove Hummingbird, Fiery-billed Aracari, Streak-chested Antpitta, Royal Flycatcher, Orange-collared Manakin, Red-capped Manakin, Blue-capped Manakin. The orange-collared manakin (Manacus aurantiacus) is a passerine bird in the manakin family. Quetzal Route FROM: $ 1180. By Jack Ewing. The numbers are awesome to here about but actually seeing the birds of Costa Rica is even better. Males have a black crown, mid back, wings and tail and an olive-green rump. Thinking of birding in Costa Rica? It is an endemic resident breeder in Costa Rica and western Panama, where it is found in forests, secondary growth and plantations.It is a small, plump bird about 10 centimetres (4 in) long. Bird Watching tours can be arranged in any part of the country from the cloud forest to the tropical rain forest, dry forest and Costa Rica’s lowlands. Delight yourself watching quetzals and hummingbirds just a few meters away. Day 12 and 13: The Highlands of Costa Rica. Great chances to take pictures and learn from an experienced local guide. The red-capped manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) is a species of bird in the family Pipridae.It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Panama.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.. Manakins are short-billed birds that range in size from 8.5 to 16 cm (3.5 to 6.5 inches) long and weigh a mere 10–40 grams (0.35–1.4 ounces). In our last destination we will focus on endemic species. Name of bird White-collared Manakin, scientific name Manacus candei belongs to family of birds: Pipridae. It is astonishing to see so many birds and recently recorded, Costa Rica holds over 918 species. Manakin, (subfamily Piprinae), common name given to about 60 species of small, stubby, generally short-tailed birds abundant in American tropical forests.