Birding Costa Rica 

Get a full birding adventure in beautiful Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the perfect place for birding, as it is a natural bridge between North and South America. That is why Costa Rica has one of the largest bio diversities of the world. It has 12 distinctive ecological zones ranging from cloud forests, rainforests, mangroves, dry forests and so on. These forests offer different types of habitats with an incredible diversity of plants and animals species. The country is home to over 880 bird species, 9000 recorded species of plants, 200 mammals, 2000 butterflies, 50 species of hummingbirds, 150 species of amphibians and much more.

Your birding adventure starts, when you arrive at Bosque de Paz Biological Reserve. Here we have recorded more than 331 species of birds since July, 1997, including Resplendent Quetzal, Scaled Antpitta, Black Guan, Emerald Toucanet, Three Wattled Bellbird, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Zeledonia, and Silvery-fronted, Tapaculo, Black–faced Solitaire, American Dipper, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, among many others, and abundant hummingbirds.

You will travel on to the new Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge. Surrounded by tropical rainforests, and bordering the Majestic San Carlos River, it has become famous for being a unique region for unique birding. There is a great variety of flora and fauna, making this the perfect place for bird lovers. Currently, we have identified more than 410 species of birds, including the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao).

You will get a front row-seating for one of the world’s most famous volcanos, and experience a Sky Walk. In Costa Rica, Sky Adventures was the pioneer in building hanging bridges, with the introduction of Sky Walk, to admire the forest from unique viewpoints. Sky Walk’s bridges span across canyons and bring visitors face to face with the upper level of the forest canopy – and closer to the birds.