Overview

Our pre-tour extension to our comprehensive Costa Rica birding tour will explore the unique habitats of the Caribbean slope covering the delightful Rancho Naturalista, famous La Selva as well as Braulio Carrillo National Park and El Tapir Gardens. Thrilling birding, high-quality lodgings and a relaxed pace make this introduction a perfect start to the exciting avifauna of Central America!

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Snowcap, Black-crested Coquette, Violet-headed Hummingbird Green Thorntail, Violet Sabrewing, Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Green-crowned Brilliant, Black-cheeked Woodpecker, Montezuma Oropendola, Tawny-throated Leaftosser, Dull-mantled Antbird, Great Tinamou, White-crowned Manakin, Thicket Antpitta, Rufous-winged Woodpecker, Zeledon’s Antbird, Slaty-capped Flycatcher, Brown-billed Scythebill, Scaly-breasted Wren, White-throated Flycatcher, Black-throated Wren, Grey-headed Piprites, Tawny-chested Flycatcher, Northern Schiffornis, Grey-headed Chachalaca, Brown-hooded Parrot, Finsch’s Parakeet, Black-and-yellow Tanager, Carmiol’s & Crimson-collared Tanagers, Great Green Macaw, Blue-chested Hummingbird, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker, Snowy Cotinga, Middle American (split from Vermiculated) Screech Owl, Gartered, Slaty-tailed & Black-throated Trogons, White-collared & Red-capped Manakins,
Top Mammals
Collared Peccary, Central American Agouti, Central American Spider Monkey, Black Howler Monkey
Habitats Covered
Cloud forest and rainforest
Expected Climate
Comfortably cool, can get humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
mostly relaxed with some longer walks
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate, with some tricky species
Photographic Opportunities
very good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

A wonderful tour with stunning birds, a great group of fellow travellers and a fabulous local guide.

Bobby Wilcox was a good guide. Calm and knowledgeable. The food and accommodation were both very good, Better than I expect.

A fantastic tour as usual, well organised and great guides. Both guides were absolutely amazing and really gave us the best chance possible to see birds.

Just wanted to take a moment to thank Rockjumper for a fantastic trip ! Bobby Wilcox and our local guide were the best!! This pair of professionals worked very hard to take care of all of us and make sure each person got to see every bird!! Together we had close to 400 bird species! An outstanding number! We had great Accommodations and good food! We were birding everyday from 5:45am until 6 pm!! Just can’t thank you enough!! And after talking with Bobby Wilcox about the pantanal trip coming up, I’m sure I’m going to go!! Looking forward to future trips with Rockjumper!!!

I can say it was a great tour. Forrest and Richard were fantastic leaders. I would bird with them anywhere.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2023 DEPARTURES
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