Space Still Available to Photograph Quetzals, Hummingbirds, Toucans, Much More in Costa Rica, Januar
The high season for bird photography in Costa Rica is almost here. At LiferTours, we know the sites for great shots of everything from toucans to macaws and Resplendent Quetzal all year long. Even so, January, February and March are the most popular months to photograph birds for two main reasons:
1. It's pretty cold up north.
2. It's warm, sunny, and beautiful in Costa Rica!
Given the cold Arctic blast that usually comes with the dead of winter in Canada, the USA, and Europe, January might be the best time to come to Costa Rica. Starting the year off by visiting this beautiful country is a fantastic way to get some respite from the cold winds of the north and even more so when you can photograph literally hundreds of beautiful tropical birds.
Such as Red-headed Barbet..
But, even though Costa Rica is blessed with good habitat and various protected areas, the best shots only come from visiting the right places guided by the most experienced guides. This is why we are offering a carefully planned photography tour that will take place in January, 2020. For nearly two weeks, we will visit some of the top sites for bird photography in Costa Rica. These are comfortable lodges that have ideal set-ups for capturing a variety of tropical species in natural settings.
Sites on this tour include excellent places for foothill and lowland rainforest birds such as Laguna del Lagarto and Chachagua. Laguna is a classic eco-lodge with some of the best lowland rainforest bird photography in Costa Rica, Chachagua is near key sites we know of for various hummingbirds, a chance at the rare Blue-and-Gold Tanager, and other uncommon foothill species.
Close shots of Keel-billed Toucans are possible along with two other toucan species, tanagers, tityras, and many other species.
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker- one of many beautiful species possible at Laguna.
The Blue-and-Gold Tanager only lives in a few accessible sites in Costa Rica and Panama.