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!
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,
Collared Peccary, Central American Agouti, Central American Spider Monkey, Black Howler Monkey
Cloud forest and rainforest
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
Ease of Birding
moderate, with some tricky species
Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.
I can say it was a great tour. Forrest and Richard were fantastic leaders. I would bird with them anywhere.
Adam and the local guide, were exceptionally good, both at making sure the logistics were taken care of and locating, identifying and making sure all of us on the tour saw the bird. Both were the finest I've ever experienced at identifying birds by their calls. All in all, a really terrific trip with over 300 species of birds sighted! A special shout-out for Hotel Robledal. While the hotel is older, the family that owns and runs it are wonderful hosts with an exceptional appreciation for the environment. Returning to Hotel Robledal at the end of the trip felt like coming home. Thanks Rockjumper, for a terrific trip! "
Bobby Wilcox was a good guide. Calm and knowledgeable. The food and accommodation were both very good, Better than I expect.
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!!!