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Essential Bird Photography


Costa Rica has excellent potential with regard to bird-watching tours, each year it prepares to receive thousands of bird watchers who visit it. And it is straightforward to understand why it is so striking, is because it has 850 species waiting to be observed and photographed, what a great destination to visit!  Costa Rica is a small country but with a great variety of climates, this is what gives it its capacity to host so many birds. Exciting birding and quality lodges make this destination perfect for anyone who has yet to experience the exciting avifauna of Central America!

Tour Facts

Top Birds

Keel-billed and Yellow-throated toucans, Collared Aracari, Orange-chinned Parakeet, Brown-hooded, White-crowned, Yellow-napped and White-fronted Parrot, King Vulture, Tawny-faced Quail, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Gray-bellied Hawk, Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant, Great Curassow, Ornate Hawk Eagle, Pied Puffbird, White-fronted Nunbird, Ocellated Antbird, Collared and Barred Forest-Falcons, Rufous-winged, Cinnamon and Chestnut-colored Woodpeckers, Central American Pygmy-Owl, Great Green Macaw, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Sungrebe, Sunbittern, Middle American Screech Owl, Black-and-white, Crested and Spectacled Owls, Bare-throated Tiger-heron, Anhinga, Neotropic Cormorants, Great, Great Blue, Tricolored and Snowy Egrets, White, Green and Glossy Ibises, Nicaraguan Grackle, Pinnated Bittern, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, White-throated Flycatcher, Jabiru, Least Bittern, Yellow-breasted Crake, Montezuma Oropendola, Buff-throated Saltator, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Crimson-collared Tanager, Scarlet-rumped Tanager, Orange-chinned Parakeet,  White-throated Crake, Uniform Crake, Long-tailed Tyrant, White-fronted Nunbird, Keel-billed Motmot, White Hawk, Dull-mantled Antbird, Great Antshrike,White-tipped Sicklebill, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Black-thighed Grosbeak, Large-footed Finch, Yellow-thighed Brushfinch, Slaty Flowerpiercer, Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Sooty-capped Chlorospingus, Sulfur-winged Parakeet, White-throated Mountain-Gem, Black-faced Solitaire, Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Sooty Thrush, Black-and-yellow and Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher, Bare-shanked Screech-Owl, Dusky Nightjar, Resplendent Quetzal, Volcano Hummingbird, Talamanca Hummingbird, Lesser Violetear, Scarlet Macaw, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Pearl Kite, Fiery-billed Aracari, Pacific Screech-Owl, Black and White Owl, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Mangrove Vireo, Common Black Hawk, Yellow-headed Caracara, Mangrove Hummingbird among others. 

Top Mammals

The White-nosed Coati, Variegated Squirrel, Red-Tailed Squirrel, Alfaro's Pygmy Squirrel, Central American Agouti, and Mantled Howler Monkey.

Expected Climate

Can go from hot and dry to humid and cool.

Max Group Size

6 pax.

Photographic Opportunities

Very good

Habitats Covered

Northern Rainforest, Northern Wetlands, Arenal Volcano Area, Caribbean Rainforest, Talamanca Highlands, Central Pacific

Tour Pace & Walking

It has a medium difficulty with trails and some slightly awkward locations


Comfortable in very good hotels.

Ease of Birding

Moderate, with some tricky species

Price per Person

Double room:  $2.801,44

Single room:    $3.324,19

Route Map

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