Costa Rica Birding
Our company supports crucial research in tropical forests. This gives us a special insight into this wonderful green world, in the countries we work. So we also want to put this knowledge to good use making your nature holiday special and in harmony with all creatures that inhabit the places you visit. And Costa Rica is without shadow of a doubt one of the best places in the world to achieve that. We are lucky to have in our team a south American Biologist with experience in Bird-watching and Ecotourism. Take advantage of that!
Costa Rica Birding (12 nights) £2,447
(Suggested itinerary & happy to adapt it to your needs: land services covered, does not include flight)
Central Valley (2 nights)
You arrive in San Jose international airport and are greeted by your guide and taken to your hotel, we can spend two nights in the area while we go birding for some of the central Valley’s specialities Lesson´s Motmot, White-winged Dove, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird and Crimson-fronted Parakeet and among other species.
Caribbean lowlands- rainforest (4 nights)
The Caribbean Lowlands is where we will see the biggest number of birds. Hence, we spend the longest exploring this area and visit different locations in the region where we get very good chance to spot species such as Great Curassow, Crested Guan, White and Barred Hawks, Swallow-tailed kite, Prong-billed Barbet, Red-headed Barbet, Common Chlorospingus, Silver-throated Tanager, American Dipper, Torrent Tyrannulet, Violet Sabrewing, Green-thorntail and the Costa Rican endemic Coppery-headed Emerald. We will also see Tucans, Parrots, Tyrants, Crimson-collared and Golden-Hooded tanager manakins and many other.
We also explore the area of the Arenal Volcano, enjoying waterfalls and gardens where we will also see some of the hummingbirds.
Central Pacific lowlands – Rainforest (2 nights)
In this area we will explore Carara National Park, located in a transition zone between the rainforests and the dry forest of the Northern Pacific. The park offers the great opportunity to see Scarlet Macaws, Owls (black and white and crested), Crested Guans, Black-headed Trogon, Fiery-billed Aracary toucans, Pale-billed Woodpecker and many other birds as well as other species of the typical Costa Rican Willdlife, crocodiles, iguanas, frogs, monkeys and many arthropods. In this region, we will also take a take a boat trip on the Tarcoles River for a chance to see water birds.
Northern Pacific – Dry forest (2 nights)
Contradictory as it sounds in the dry forest of the Northwaes we will visit the Jabiru Stork tour at Solimar wetlands
Central Highlands 2 nights – cloud and sub-montane forest
Last but no least take a spectacular excursion to a place where you can see Resplendent Quetzal. This is also a good place to see other resident endemic species.