Costa Rica's birds
Costa Rica can boast more than 850 species of birds (including a high number of regional endemics) in an extremely small area, approximately the same size as Wales. It is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet thanks to its position between North and South America, its tropical climate, and differences in altitude and habitat.
Many of Costa Rica's year-round avian inhabitants are colourful, tropical varieties, such as hummingbirds, parrots, toucans and trogons. Others are drab, shy and secretive like the antbirds and woodcreepers. From December to April you can add winter-resident migrants from North America to your list. There is an excellent field guide and a good site guide with sketch maps of birding trails and local species lists.
Lodges are good, travel times short, and local guides can usually find most of their birds.
Bird watching with Geodyssey
We have organised trips for birdwatchers to the neotropics for over 20 years, with many leading neotropical specialists using our unrivalled services.
For Costa Rica we offer a tailor-made service, with itineraries adapted to your style of bird watching. We can provide experienced local birdwatching guides.
Planning your Costa Rica bird watching holiday
Our Costa Rica birdwatching holiday itineraries can be tailored to suit your dates and budget, as well as your level of expertise and your previous experience of birding in this region.
We can generally arrange holidays that are dedicated to birdwatching in any of three ways:
- Ornithologist guided by a Costa Rican ornithologist who also drives you about
- Local driver, self-guided a local driver takes you from site to site, you spot and identify your own birds
- Selfdrive, self-guided you drive yourself from site to site, spot and identify your own birds