What really makes the Tarcoles wild is it's abundance of huge, American Crocadiles. Many are in the fourteen to fifteen foot length. That's about five meters.
Most of the wading birds along the Tarcoles are the same species that can be found in the southeastern United States, like this Tri-colored Heron. There are also tropical birds like tiger herons and Sunbitterns. Many raptors, parrots, and tropical passerines as well.
The most unique thing about Tarcoles and Carara is the abundance of wild Scarlet Macaws This is probably the easiest place to visit to see wild macaws. They are not shy.