Three Tips to See Toucans and Other Exotic Birds on a Trip to Costa Rica

By patrick on

Whether you like to watch birds or not, you are going to see a bunch when taking a trip to Costa Rica. Visit Costa Rica and you will have a very good chance of seeing toucans, parrots, the fantastic Scarlet Macaw, glittering hummingbirds, and other exotic tropical bird species. Although a lot of our birds …

Press Release for the Second, New and Improved Version of the Costa Rica Birds Field Guide App

By patrick on

Birding Field Guides releases Second Version of Birdwatching app for Costa Rica For Immediate Release: August 20, 2013 The first birding app for Costa Rica is a digital field guide replete with photos, sounds, text, and range maps for more than 500 bird species. San Jose, Costa Rica – The second version of the Costa …

Experience the Three-wattled Bellbird on Your Trip to Costa Rica

By patrick on

For being such a small country, Costa Rica has a pretty impressive variety of sights, sounds, and activities to offer. One of the main items being showcased on a daily basis is biodiversity and birds are one of the easiest ways to experience it. One of the standout bird species that occurs in Costa Rica …

Three Overlooked Essentials for a Trip to Costa Rica

By patrick on

We all have our checklists of things to bring on vacations far from home. When preparing for a trip to Costa Rica, those things usually include such objects as clothing for warm tropical weather, various travel guide books, sunscreen, etc. The following are three of the overlooked essentials for any trip to Costa Rica: A …

Beautiful Bird Songs of Costa Rica- the Rufous and white Wren

By patrick on

Bird vocalizations are a big part of the bird experience in Costa Rica. Whether looking for birds or not during a visit to Costa Rica, you can’t help but notice the yelping of Black-mandibled Toucans, the cheery songs of Clay-colored Thrushes, and the loud and complex songs of wren species. Black Mandibled Toucan song Clay …

See the Incredible Snowcap when Birding Costa Rica

By patrick on

The hummingbird family hosts hundreds of glittering, fantastic bird species. All are restricted to the Americas and more than 50 species have been recorded in Costa Rica. Many of those feathered dynamos are common and easy to see, especially at feeders put out for them and natural feeders in the form of flowering bushes and …

Which Hummingbirds are You Going to See in Costa Rica?

By patrick on

Costa Rica is a beautiful country. Jade green mountains topped with clouds seem to be part of the scenery  no matter where you look, two oceans beckon with tropical waves and palm-flanked shores, and lush rainforests await with colorful frogs, stunning butterflies, strange bugs, and hundreds of birds. The exciting beauty of Costa Rica’s biodiversity …

Three Reasons why the Costa Rica Birds app is for Everyone Visiting Costa Rica

By patrick on

Nowadays there are apps for almost everything. As if mobile devices weren’t fun enough on their own, now we can leverage them for everything from checking the weather to identifying birds in Costa Rica. But this new app isn’t just for birders. It’s also for anyone coming to Costa Rica and here are three reasons …

Version 2.0 of the Costa Rica Bird App just released!

By birdingf on

A upgraded version 2.0 is now available in the App Store, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/costa-rica-birds-field-guide/id568719936?mt=8. The upgrade is free to those who have purchased a previous version. The app now represents over 520 species found in Costa Rica with 1500 photo images. More that 320 species are with sound. New features: “Checklist”: A list of all birds in …