Dr. Graham Forbes

Having travelled to the wilder parts of Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia, I can say that Toucan Ridge is a tremendous destination for biology or environmental studies courses – the mix of humid tall rainforest, mist-covered hills, jungle river, second growth and low intensity citrus fields provides an amazing richness in species, habitats, and teaching opportunities. During our course, we recorded about 60 species of birds, nine species of bat, various possum and rodents, as well as 3 large predators.  There are great opportunities to discover herpetofauna and invertebrates. The accomodations were great and the network of trails facilitated access and logistics for a safe and secure camp. The nearby limestone caves was an added bonus – I can’t say enough about the place.”


Dr. Graham ForbesPhDUniversity of New Brunswick