Quarantine Birding in Costa Rica- Which Birds Can Be Seen?

April 12, 2020

2020 has become completely affected, defined by a pandemic. Travel restrictions are in place, in many parts of the world, hospitals and their courageous medical workers are under extreme pressure and even overwhelmed by people suffering from this novel disease. As we do our best to try and keep loved ones and ourselves healthy during times of self-imposed and official quarantine, it seems like just about everything has been put on hold, birding trips to Costa Rica included.

 

There are trying times for everyone, at Lifer Tours we cancelled trips without any additional fees, hoping to postpone them for future dates because eventually, we will get through this and the birds of Costa Rica and other exciting destinations will be waiting.

In the meantime, as with many birders throughout the world, we are spending most of our time in our respective homes.

 

With so much extra time on our hands, what else can we do but work on our yard lists and study the bird species seen from our windows? These are a small selection of beautiful garden birds from Costa Rica, we hope you enjoy these pictures:

 

Yellow-headed Caracara

 

Lesson’s Motmot

 

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

 

Hoffmann’s Woodpecker

 

Crimson-fronted Parakeet

 

Blue-vented Hummingbird

 

Great Kiskadee

 

Barred Antshrike

 

Blue-gray Tanager

 

Black-cowled Oriole

 

 

Many more bird species are easily seen and photographed in garden settings in Costa Rica. The numbers and types of species vary by location but incredibly, these and so many others are seen on a daily basis! They will be waiting for you and we will be happy to help you see them. Contact us to learn about future birding itineraries to see and photograph hundreds of bird species in Costa Rica.

 

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