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Some Amazing Hummingbirds from Costa Rica and Panama

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Costa Rica and Panama might be small countries but both harbor an incredible degree of biodiversity. Birds are especially diverse, and both Costa Rica and Panama have lists of more than 900 species each. Yes, that many, and hummingbirds make up several of the species on those lists. Literally dozens of hummingbird species zip around …

You might also see the incredible Snowcap.

How Many Hummingbirds Can You See in Costa Rica?

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Some birds sing pretty songs, others are familiar garden guests, and not a few charm us with bright and beautiful colors. Then there are the hummingbirds; shining, tiny, fairy-like creatures that merit a category of their own. Most folks from North America are familiar with one or two hummingbird species that visit their gardens, and …

Another look at a Turquoise-browed Motmot.

Some Birds Just like to Relax in Costa Rica and Panama

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One of the main reasons for traveling to Costa Rica and Panama is to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Sure, visitors to these tropical paradise countries also partake in zip-lining, hiking, birding, and other fun outdoor activities but let’s face it; a vacation is a vacation and there should always be time to sit back, …

Some Screen Shots from our Birding App for Costa Rica

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Our birding field guide apps for Costa Rica and Panama were designed to make them easy and quick to use. To give an idea of how these apps can be easily used in the field or studying birds back at home or in the hotel, I took some screen shots of the Costa Rica Birds …

The Blue-throated Goldentail is one of more than 570 species on the app.

The Android Version of the Costa Rica Birds Field Guide App is Available!

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Birders and other people on their way to Costa Rica with Android devices will be happy to hear that the Android version of our birding app for Costa Rica is finally available. At this time, it can be purchased from the Amazon Appstore for just $9.99 and includes images, information, and range maps for more …

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 …

Male Purple-throated Mountain Gem.

Come see our Updated Web Site to see FAQs about Birding in Costa Rica

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Come visit the website to see some of the additions that were recently made. These include pages about: FAQs about birding in Costa Rica Information about Costa Rica National Parks Travel advice for Costa Rica Birding Guides for Costa Rica What to Bring on a Birding Trip to Costa Rica How to Get Ready for …