How to Get Ready for Birding in Costa Rica

Prong-billed BarbetIf you have never birded in the neotropical region and are coming to Costa Rica, get ready for a fantastic birdwatching treat! Beautiful tanagers like Green Honeycreeper, Silver-throated Tanager, and Bay-headed Tanager are fairly common as are toucans, various parrots, and literally hundreds of other exotic, tropical birds.

Nevertheless, compared to birding in Europe, Canada, or the USA, watching birds in Costa Rica is going to differ in a number of ways. To get ready for those differences and make it easier to see and identify more birds, try the following tips: