Tortuguero, "The Land of the Turtle" also has an array of exotic birds. The Sea Turtle and Bird Combo Adventure gives you the best of both worlds. You will get face to face with sea turtles as well as be able to handle neotropical birds in Tortuguero National Park. This experience is one you definitely want to be a part of!
You will assist STC's sea turtle biologists on the nightly beach patrols to tag and measure turtles, count eggs, mark nests, record data. In addition, you will be trained to conduct morning nest surveys, track surveys and nest inventories. You will also be trained and assist researchers with mist-net capture stations, area search bird censuses and migration counts. Participants will learn to identify the local resident and migrant birds, and the basics of bird handling and data collection.
You will also get ample free time for relaxing back at the station or doing more exploring throughout the town!
Leatherback & Bird (March - June)
Green Turtle & Bird (August - November)
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To ensure your place:
1) Submit the Online Registration Form or call STC at (800) 678-7853 for initial registration, confirmation of dates, and contact number for travel information.
2) Secure your reservation with a $200 deposit as soon as possible.
To sign up for any of our Eco-Volunteer Adventures please contact the Sea Turtle Conservancy as soon as possible by phone or e-mail, or fill out our convenient online form.
Space is limited, so get yourself or a group signed up fast!