Birding in Costa Rica is Cooler than You Think

By patrick on

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 will probably find it tough not to notice beautiful common garden birds like the Blue-gray Tanager,

Blue-gray Tanager.

Great Kiskadee,

A Great Kiskadee and a Palm Tanager at a fruit feeder in Costa Rica.

and the exotic Blue-crowned Motmot.

The Blue-crowned Motmot is one of more spectacular garden birds in Costa Rica.

When you take tropical forest hikes, your guide might show you beautiful birds like a Slaty-tailed Trogon,

Slaty-tailed Trogon.

big, purple hummingbirds like the Violet Sabrewing,

The Violet Sabrewing is a common hummingbird species in and near the cloud forests of Costa Rica,.

an Orange-fronted Parakeet,

An Orange-fronted Parakeet in the tropical dry forests of the Pacific northwest.

or even the legendary Resplendent Quetzal.

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

Learn about and identify the birds you see in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Birds field guide app. Want to check out a free version? No problem! Download the lite version of this birding app for Costa Rica for free.

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