I can say it was a great tour. Forrest and Richard were fantastic leaders. I would bird with them anywhere.
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 the unbelievable Resplendent Quetzal, Turquoise and Yellow-billed Cotinga, Black Guan, Long-tailed Manakin, Scarlet Macaw, Orange-collared Manakin, Fiery-billed Aracari, Black-faced Antthrush, Fiery-throated and Mangrove Hummingbird, Mangrove Vireo, Isthmian Wren, Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager, Baird’s and Black-throated Trogon, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Black-and-yellow Phainoptila, Wrenthrush and Golden-browed Chlorophonia. A wide variety of habitats that include the montane forests of the volcanic belt and the dry northern Pacific lowlands will be explored on our tour, and we can look forward to many striking species of trogons, toucans, motmots, hummingbirds and migrant warblers, 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!
Resplendent Quetzal, Three-wattled Bellbird, Black Guan, Rufous-necked Wood Rail, Highland Tinamou, Thicket Tinamou, Crested Bobwhite, Baird’s & Black-throated Trogon, Black-hooded Antshrike, Sulphur-winged Parakeet, Scarlet Macaw, Pacific & Bare-shanked Screech Owl, Costa Rican Pygmy Owl, Rufous-winged Woodpecker, Turquoise & Yellow-billed Cotinga, Orange-collared & Long-tailed Manakin, Chiriqui & Buff-fronted Quail-Doves, Black-breasted Wood Quail, Coppery-headed Emerald, Grey-tailed Mountaingem, Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, Northern Royal Flycatcher, Streak-chested Antpitta, Prong-billed Barbet, Black-bellied & Riverside Wren, Black-capped Flycatcher, Sooty-capped Bush Tanager, Ochraceous Pewee, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Volcano Junco, Costa Rican Swift, Blue-throated Toucanet, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Black-and-yellow Phainoptila, Wrenthrush, Timberline Wren, Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Sooty Thrush, Flame-throated & Black-cheeked Warbler, Silvery-throated Jay, Sooty-faced, Large-footed and Yellow-thighed Finch, Streak-breasted Treehunter, Fiery-billed Aracari, Black-faced Antthrush, Mangrove Vireo, Banded Wren, Isthmian Wren, Black-cheeked Ant Tanager, Mangrove Hummingbird, White-crested Coquette, Chiriqui Yellowthroat, Costa Rican Brushfinch.
Mantled Howler Monkey, Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
Rainforest, cloud forest, highland oak forest, dry forest, mangroves, rivers
mostly tropical conditions; warm to humid with cooler conditions in mountainous areas
mostly relaxed with some longer walks