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Biodiversity station

A bird in the hand

More than 300 bird species have been identified at CATIE headquarters (30% of Costa Rica’s total), inhabiting the surrounding forests, pastures, farms and the campus itself. For this reason, CATIE scientists have created a Bird Monitoring Program, which allows them to study how farms can help conserve these species, as well as how the birds make our farms more sustainable.

Visitors can join our ecologists in bird identification and registration activities, in order to gain a better understanding of the compatibility of agriculture and conservation.