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Although Costa Rica is a small country, it is located in the bird-rich neo-tropical region and has a huge number of bird species for its area. 910 of bird species have been recorded in the country (including Cocos Island), more than all of the United States and Canada combined.

Hot birding spots in Costa Rica, Carara Natl. Park, Corcovado Natl. park, Palo Verde Natl. Park, La Selva Biological Station, Virgen del Socorro, Tapantí Natl. Park, Savegre Mountains, Braulio Carrillo Natl. Park, Tortuguero Natl. Park, Caño Negro Wetlands, among many other areas and lodges.

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A) Birding Central Highlands

Caribbean Lowlands

Our chance to get a high variety and quality of bird’s species at Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Sarapiquì region, where La Virgen del Socorro, La Selva Biological Station is located as well as La Tirimbina Biological private reserve, Jalapa Lagoon (best place to see the Agami heron). Then we will be moving to the incredible Tortuguero National park canals for two nights, three days, returning to San Jose, the night before you flight back home. Target species, Agami Heron, Purple throated Fruitcrow, Snowy Cotinga, Great Green Macaw, King Vulture, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Rufous Motmot, Great Curassow, Pied Puffbird, Sungreebe, Sunbittern, Gartered Trogon, Black Mandible Toucan, Green Ibis, Black Collared Hawk, Blue Headed Parrot, Black Crested Coquette, White Fronted Nunbird, Bare Necked Umbrellabird, Red Capped Mankin, Laughing Falcon, Purple Gallinule, Great Potoo, plus some other animals such, Three Toed Sloths, Green Iguana, White Faced Monkeys, Strawberry poison frog, Red Eyed Tree Frogs.

Minimum stay suggested, 11 nights.

B) Birding Talamanca Highlands

Turrialba Middle Evevations

Once you arrived to the airport we will take you to Talamanca Mountain range to enjoy an amazing avifauna found in these highlands, Savegre valley and Cerro de la Muerte mountain reaching up to 3,400 mts above sea level. Tapanti National park on our way to Turrialba area our next destination, with the opportunity to watch species from middle elevations and south caribbean, visiting El Catie, valley del Rio Tuis, Turrialba volcano area, La Marta biological reserve and Guayabo archeological site, Silencio Mountain area. Target species of birds, Resplendent Quetzal, Long Tail Silky Flycatcher, Red Tail Hawk (Costa Rica race) Costa Rican pygmy owl, Black and Yellow Silky Flycatcher, Lanceolated Monklet, Emerald Toucanet, Acorn Woodpecker, Pale Billed Woodpecker, Ruddy Treerunner, Spot-crowned Woodcreeper, Silvery-Fronted Tapaculo, Speckled Tanager, Spangled Cheeked Tanager, Emerald Tanager, Flame Colored tanager, Red Legged Honeycreeper, Yellow Bellied Seedeater, Slaty Flowerpiercer.

Minimum stay suggested, 11 nights.

C) Birding Central Pacific Lowlands

Guanacaste Tropical Dry Forest & Wetlands

Amazing Carara National Park with its transitional type of forest which is the junction between Humid forest in the south pacific with the deciduous dry forest in the north west of Costa Rica, Guacalillo mangrove forest and estuary, Tarcoles River floating boat tour, wait for us to show colorful and unique species of birds, some of them endangered some of them endemic to Costa Rica which nest in these particularly fragile, tangled and peculiar habitats.

Then we´ll move up to the northwest of Costa Rica considered as a Tropical Deciduous Dry forest and were species from this astonishing ecosystem waits for us to show their beautiful plumage.

Once there, a visit to Historical Site Santa Rosa national park, and a RAMSAR site such is Palo Verde National Park where many species from wetlands concentrate on small bodies of water, surrounded by tropical dry forest to enhanced our experience of the whole ecosystems working together. Target species, Wood Storks, Jabiru, Limpkin, Royal Flycatcher, Mangrove Hummingbird, Mangrove Cuckoo, Mangrove Vireo, Bright Rumped Attila, Nutting`s Flycatcher, Yellow Billed Cotinga, Orange Collared Manakin, Long Tailed Manakin, Southern Lapwing, Yellow Naped Parrot, Scarlet MacawLesser Ground Cuckoo, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Baird`s Trogon, Elegant Trogon, Fiery Billed Aracari, Keel billed Toucan, Panama Flycatcher.

Minimum stay suggested, 11 nights.

D) Birding San Vito Area

South Pacific Lowlands (Corcovado Area)

These southern regions of Costa Rica from central pacific towards the Panamanian border, starting in Manuel Antonio National park area up to the mountains in San Vito area which is part of La Amistad international park and Wilson Botanical garden treasures the highest endemism in Costa Rica from sea level up to 3600 feet above sea level.

Starting our trip from San José towards Manuel Antonio National park area heading south through Dominical along the coastal highway to reach Sierpe River area and taking a boat along this river and the Sierpe mangrove forest the largest of this type of ecosystem in Costa Rica, getting to the incredible and the oldest lands of Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park its majestic tropical rain forest holds a great biodiversity given us the chance to observe some mammals during our visit to it as well.

Returnig via Sierpe River we will be heading towards San Vito and La Amistad International Park area, to return then via the Panamerican Highway back to San Jose with stop in the way in mirador de Quetzales in Cerro de la muerte in Talamanca Mountain Range.

Target species, Snowy Bellied Hummingird, Garden Emerald, Charming Hummingbird, Red Breasted Blackbird, Crested Oropendola, Spot Crowned Euphonia, Commonn Potoo, Dusky Nightjar, Black Cheeked Ant-tanager, Rosy Thrush Tanager, Cherries Tanager, Lance Tailed Manakin, Ruddy Breasted Seedeater, and much more.

Minimum stay suggested, 11 nights.

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