The Crimson-collared Tanager is one of many beautiful birds waiting to be seen in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica.

Using the Costa Rica Birds Field Guide App to Show Birds by Region

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Costa Rica might be a small country but it’s filled with birds and has several distinct biogeographical regions. This ups the number of bird species found in the country and explains why you can see a Resplendent Quetzal, Violet Sabrewing, and Ruddy Treerunner on one day, and a White-throated Magpie Jay, Black-headed Trogon, and Rufous-naped …

Golden-hooded Tanagers are one of the more common tanager species in humid lowland areas of Costa Rica.

Where to See Beautiful Birds in Costa Rica

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Now matter where you live, it doesn’t take long to discover that several beautiful birds live in a nearby nature reserve, and quite a few actually visit the feeder and trees right in your own backyard. All it takes isĀ  the time to look for and watch birds with a pair of binoculars and you …

The highland forests of Costa Rica are an excellent place to see the incredible Resplendent Quetzal.

Birding in Costa Rica is Cooler than You Think

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Recently, a post at the Matador travel site was posted that explained why birding isn’t just some hobby practiced by retired folks in their backyard. There’s a lot more associated with birding than seeing birds in the backyard especially when you travel to an avian rich country like Costa Rica. Come to Costa Rica and …

You might see a stunning Prothonotary Warbler- a common wintering bird in Costa Rica.

How to Identify Birds in Costa Rica

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Whether heading to Costa Rica for a birding trip or to experience the natural sights and sounds of this exciting country, the trip is going to be much more satisfying if you can identify and learn about the birds, flowers, butterflies, and other species that make Costa Rica one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots. Although the …

A male Golden-browed Chlorophonia from the Poas area.

Birding Costa Rica on Poas Volcano

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Poas Volcano National Park is one of the most frequently visited national parks in Costa Rica. This first national park was established so Ticos and tourists could walk right up to the edge of an active volcano’s crater! As worrisome as that sounds, the volcano seems to mostly let off steam and if any change …