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 …

How to See Sloths, Monkeys, and Exotic Birds on a Trip to Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has become one of the better known destinations for ecotourism. The advantages of visiting Costa Rica include ease of access (it’s only a couple hours by plane from Texas), stability, beaches and mountains just a short drive from San Jose, exciting activities, well-trained guides, and so on. Of course, the country’s wildlife also …

Resplendent Quetzal- Costa Rican Bird of the Day

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The Resplendent Quetzal is one of Costa Rica’s star bird species. This rather incredibly spectacular bird lives in humid highland forests from southern Mexico south to western Panama but is most easily seen in Costa Rica. Although it also occurs at several sites in the other countries in its range (including Guatemala where it is …

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 …

Are Night Tours in Costa Rica Worth the Trouble?

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Zip lining, rappelling down a waterfall, hiking through rain forest, and seeing hundreds of exotic birds. These are just a small hand full of the many fun, adventurous, and exciting activities that Costa Rica has to offer. Even rain forest hikes can be subdivided into different categories, one of those being the “Night Tour”. This …

Watch for Parrots when Birding Costa Rica!

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Costa Rica boasts several species of parrots, parakeets, and two spectacular macaws. The smaller members of this family are generally known as parakeets while the larger, “square-tailed” birds are known as parrots, and the macaws are basically big parrots with long tails. No matter where you go birding in Costa Rica, you have a good …

Birds of Costa Rica: the Large-footed Finch

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If you are plan on doing any birdwatching in Costa Rica, spend a day in misty high elevation forests and you have a pretty good chance of seeing the Large-footed Finch. While some bird species seem to have names that have little to do with their appearance (such as Carmiol’s Tanager), the Large-footed Finch is …

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

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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 …

5 Important Overlooked Tips to Prepare for a Trip to Costa Rica

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After hearing years of intriguing stories about the place from friends and family, you are finally taking your own trip to Costa Rica! Just as they may have said, yes, it is easier to travel to Costa Rica than most people realize (a couple hours by plane from the southern USA and not more than …

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

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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 …