Costa Rica Birding Highlights

  • Costa Rica has the longest standing tradition of eco-tourism services in the Americas.  Numerous opportunities for lodging close to excellent birding cross most of the country, proving easy birding starts close to each nights stay.

  • Most participants on our Costa Rica birding highlights tour find 275 to 325 species.

  • Some of the key species we find on this tour include Resplendent Quetzal, Great Curassow, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, and Great Potoo.

  • Costa Rica birding is so competitive that our longer tours remain a great value year after year.

  • The long eco-tourism in the country has also meant that a good number of well-educated and talented local guides lead our birding tours.  We do focus on premier local guides – some of the best in Costa Rica.

More Details About this Trip:

Pricing:  $2,990 US Dollars, or £2,275 GBP for 9 Days and 8 Nights. Extensions available.


Group Size: Most tours viable at 7 or 8 participants.


Upcoming 2020 Dates: 

January 18 to 26

April 4 to 12 


Collared Peccary, White-headed Capuchin, Spider Monkey, Squirrel Monkey, Mantled Howler Monkey, Three-toed Sloth, Jaguar, Tapir, Agouti.


Double-toothed Kite, Sunbittern, Northern Jacana, Ruddy Ground-Dove, Squirrel Cuckoo, Spectacled Owl, Lesser Violetear, Green Thorntail, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, White-throated Mountain-gem, Volcano Hummingbird, Violet Sabrewing, Blue-chested Hummingbird, Resplendent Quetzal, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Rufous Motmot, Amazon Kingfisher, Prong-billed Barbet, Emerald Toucanet, Black-cheeked Woodpecker, Laughing Falcon, Tufted Flycatcher, Bright-rumped Attila, Three-wattled Bellbird, White-collared Manakin, Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush, Golden-hooded Tanager, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, and Scarlet-rumped Cacique.

Top Reasons to Book Tour

Habitats and

Special Sites

Primary and secondary rainforest, recently active volcanoes, hot springs, mangrove swamps.

Other Attractions

Volcanoes, mountain scenery, very friendly local culture, fresh local fruit.

Client Reports

Excellent trip, many new life birds.

Common Tody-Flycatcher
Common Tody-Flycatcher

Crimson-collared Tanager
Crimson-collared Tanager

Crested Guan
Crested Guan

Common Tody-Flycatcher
Common Tody-Flycatcher