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Starting Another Great Year of Birding in Costa Rica

Happy New Year! 2022 is here, what better way to celebrate it than going birding? That's what we have been doing. No matter where you live, there's wonderful birds to enjoy and celebrate but in Costa Rica we take it to the next level because we are fortunate to have literally hundreds of beautiful birds to look at. These even include some of the most spectacular species in the world, birds like the

Resplendent Quetzal..

Keel-billed Toucan...

and the fancy Red-caped Manakin.

This being the high season for tourism, some of our guides have been busy with trips, others have been scouting sites and looking for special birds like the Nicaraguan Seed-Finch.

We like to keep track of where this uncommon species is being seen because it only occurs in open grassy marshes and other similar habitats that can become converted to pineapple fields and sugarcane, or just naturally change to habitats less suitable for this seed cracking specialist.

We have also been giving virtual tours that show stunning Golden-hooded Tanagers and other beautiful species often seen right in our own backyards! These tours are a great way to become familiar with birds in Costa Rica and learn about them before your visit. Not to mention, watching and learning about tropical birds in real time can also help with the winter blues. Our virtual Costa Rica birding tours also help with local conservation efforts.

In tropical dry forests, our guides have also been helping people capture images of birds like the fancy White-throated Magpie-Jay,

funny Double-striped Thick-Knees and so much more.

Mountain birding has also been giving folks views of a host of beautiful hummingbirds and tanagers including species like the Talamanca Hummingbird,

Purple-throated Mountain-Gem,

Lesser Violetear, and

Silver-throated Tanagers.

To be honest, there are too many birds to mention. Barbets at close range, studies of Great Curassow, iridescent trogons, toucans, owls, the list goes on. What we can be sure of is that if you visit Costa Rica for bird photography or come birding in Costa Rica with us, you will see a lot! Contact us at to learn how we can help you experience the birds of your dreams. Whether looking for rarities or enjoying capturing images of glittering tanagers, hummingbirds, and more, we can help, birding is what we love and we love what we do. Wishing you success and wonderful birding in 2022!


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