Costa Rica Bird Tour

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Costa Rica Bird Tour Hotspots

Home of more than 900 species of birds, Costa Rica is a heaven for birders. Birders seem to be a different species who have enormous checklists, dorky binoculars and vast ornithology knowledge.

Bird watching in Costa Rica is an outstanding experience as the birding hotspots of Costa Rica include 12 ecosystems and it is possible to find the most amazing bird species in this country within relatively short distances. Costa Rica has also got the species of birds that most people have never heard of.

Birders in Costa Rica do not even need to go far from their hotels to experience an outstanding birding tour. However, the bird watching in Costa Rica is also a great opportunity to enjoy the best birding.

With so much of its space preserved in national parks and reserves, this place is a wonderland for birdwatchers. Following are a few top Costa Rica bird tour hotspots worth visiting once in a lifetime.

Carara, Tarcoles River and Cerros de Turrubares

This area is located between the humid tropical forest and high pre-montane forest. It is surrounded by organic farming plots, expanses of rural roads, mature forests and pastures. Being one of the top birding spots in Costa Rica, it consists of transitional forests which is home to many humid forest birds found only in southwestern Costa Rica. Most amazing species found in this area are American Pygmy-Kingfisher, Boat Billed Heron, Golden-naped Woodpecker, Southern Lapwing and White Ibis.

Carara, Tarcoles River and Cerros de Turrubares

Valle de El General

It is one of the most beautiful valleys of Costa Rica which has access to the highest mountains of this country. This region has elevations from 700 to 3000 feet above sea level. The unique bird species seen here are Garden Emerald, Pale-breasted Spinetail, Fiery-billed Aracary, Bran-colored Flycatcher, Turquoise Cotinga.

Valle de El General

Nicoya Gulf, Palo Verde Dry Forest & Mangroves

This place is not only considered for birdwatching but also for landscaping. Its area along the river is known for its dry forest system which attracts a huge variety of birds. The most amazing bird species it has are Roseate Spoonbill, Tropical Kingbird, Little Blue Heron, Boat Billed Heron, Bare-thorated Tiger Heron.

Nicoya Gulf, Palo Verde Dry Forest & Mangroves

Sarapiqui River Rainforests

This place is considered as one of the most accessible rainforest of the world which expands over 10 acres and hosts more than 500 species of birds. It is just 2 hours from the San Jose and home to amazing species of birds like Sunbittern, Great Green Macaw, black-crowned Antpitta, Rufous Motmot, Snowy Cotinga.

Sarapiqui River Rainforests

Aviarios del Caribe

It has established itself as the prime bird watching resort on the Caribbean with more than 330 species of birds having spotted so far. It is hardly a 3 hour drive from San Jose and the most frequently species seen are Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird, Blue Gray Tanger, Ferruginous Pygmy-owl, Palm Tanger.

Tiara Travel, being one of the well-known name for offering customized birding tours in Costa Rica. We provide all-inclusive trips to every wonderful corner of Costa Rica with the guidance of travel experts. Feel free to contact us for your personalized bird watching tours in Costa Rica.

Aviarios del Caribe

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