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 …

White-necked Jacobin- Costa Rica Bird of the Day

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Over 50 species of hummingbirds have occurred in Costa Rica, a country the size of the state of West Virginia. Many of them are fairly easy to see, especially when places with feeders are visited and quite a few hummingbird species also come to flowering bushes and trees in hotel gardens. This makes it much …

Do You Have to Worry about Snakes on a Trip to Costa Rica?

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We all have expectations and ideas about Costa Rica before visiting this beautiful country. For most people, the country ends up being more developed and scenic than they had imagined. It’s also not as hot as most people think. Granted, the lowland areas are hot and very humid in some areas but the temperature rarely …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

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 …