Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country that is well-known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle teeming with wildlife. And according to experts, Costa Rica has twelve of the Earth’s eighteen different life zones.
The country is a tropical birding paradise. It acts as a bridge connecting the two Americas making it home as well as a migration corridor to a variety of species – 850 species of birds are recorded in Costa Rica. There are different climates in the region compounded by various altitudes (volcanoes and rolling hills) – thus creating an incredible array of habitats that offers nearly limitless birding opportunities for all types of birders.
Among the most popular birds in the region are; macaws, manakins, hummingbirds, motmots, toucans, and the elusive Quetzal. You can also spot spoonbills, storks, egrets, and herons on acquatic birding locations such as the Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge. Some of the places of interest include Osa Peninsula, Manuel Antonio National Park, and Carara National Park. During this tour we expect to see up to 500 bird species! It will be a 14-day birding tour with an option for an extension of 7 days.