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 …

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 Resplendent Quetzal at a nesting site.

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 …

or when a gorgeous Gartered Trogon is hiding in the canopy of the forest.

Learn Songs of Costa Rica Birds with the Costa Rica Bird Field Guide App

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As anyone who has listened to the song of a robin, Blackbird, Wood Thrush, Nightingale, or wren knows, birds are much more than animals with pretty feathers. A lot of birds also make vocalizations that range from beautiful ethereal songs to harsh screeches and bizarre clucking sounds. Watching and enjoying birds involves listening to those …

A Large-footed Finch belts out its song from a perch in the highlands.

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 …

Yes, the male does indeed have three wattles and sounds sort of like a bell!

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 …

A Rufous and white Wren shows itself.

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

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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 …

Absence of sound on some devices

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Some users have reported problems hearing the bird sounds on some devices. Possible solutions: Be sure the ringer and vibration options are set the way you want them. See http://ipod.about.com/od/phonefeatures/qt/turn_off_ringer.htm for ideas. If still no sound, try plugging earphone, check for sound, then unplug. Please post any experiences on this subject.