The small nation of Costa Rica has geared itself heavily towards avitourism and has developed a superb infrastructure to service the numerous visiting birders, and with over 850 species it is easy to understand why! The backbone of the country is formed by a scenic mountain range, and here the cloud forests are home to exotic species including Snowy Cotinga, Red-capped and White-crowned Manakins, Fiery-throated and Talamanca Hummingbirdd, Slaty-tailed and Black-throated Trogons, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Black-and-yellow Phainoptila, Wrenthrush and Golden-browed Chlorophonia. We are primarily birding the Caribbean slope, but will also spend a day in the central highlands searching out many striking species of trogons, toucans, motmots and hummingbirds, among many other spectacular birds. Thrilling birding, quality lodges and a relaxed pace make this destination perfect for anyone who has yet to experience the exciting avifauna of Central America!
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
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
6 with 1 Local Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
mostly relaxed with some longer walks
Ease of Birding
moderate, with some tricky species
good to very good