Bird & Wildlife Watching in Costa Rica

Birdwatchers and nature lovers have found their playground in Costa Rica.

With the varying landscapes of cloud forests, rain forests, dry tropical forests, mangroves and seashores all within a few hours of each other, not to mention the extreme changes in altitude, Fluffy-hummingbirdthis small country is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and home to over 4% of all plant and wildlife species on the planet.

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We can arrange tours and guides all throughout the country. Just let us know what you're looking for, and we'll find it for you.

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Wildlife Spying

Costa Rica has:

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  • Over 900 species of birds
  • 80 species of mammals including: 
    • 2 species of sloth
    • 3 species of anteaters
    • 103 species of bats
    • 6 species of wild cats
  • 1,000 species of butterflies
  • 130 species of freshwater fish
  • 160 species of amphibians
  • 208 species of mammals
  • 220 species of reptiles
  • 34,000 species of insects
  • White Faced Capuchin Monkey
  • 9,000 species of plants
  • 1,200 varieties of orchids

AND still going! New species are being discovered everyday.

Corcovado National Park is the true gem of Costa Rica when it comes to flora and fauna. It is internationally known as one of the richest and most diverse places on earth with endangered and rare species such as the jaguar, Baird's tapir, white-lipped peccaries and many more.

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Bird Watching

Costa Rica is world famous for birdwatching. With over 900 species of birds, even the most experienced bird watcher will be in awe. Costa Rica is also an important destination for migrant birds.  There are two major migration seasons:

  • Fall Migration (July to October) when all northern birds travel south, some stay here and others pass through heading further south.
  • Spring Migration (March thru February) "the northward exodus begins in March and continues with greater intensity thru April". (Stiles & Skutch)

Some Popular Costa Rican Birds:

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  • Toucans
  • Hummingbirds
  • Clay-colored Robin (Costa Rica's national bird)
  • Scarlet Macaws
  • Kingfishers
  • Motmots
  • Quetzals
  • Parrots
  • Hawks

Don't miss the Osa Peninsula. It's a must see for bird watching enthusiasts.

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Turtle Tours

Turtle tours are another hot attraction here. It seems there are always nesting turtles somewhere in Costa Rica. We can help you find them!

Tortuguero National Park is most famous as the nesting site of the green sea turtle, hawksbill and the leatherback turtles. But don't forget about the lesser known north Pacific beaches which are also home to some of the most important turtle nesting sites in the world. Read more about turtle tours...

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