Nowadays there are apps for almost everything. As if mobile devices weren’t fun enough on their own, now we can leverage them for everything from checking the weather to identifying birds in Costa Rica. But this new app isn’t just for birders. It’s also for anyone coming to Costa Rica and here are three reasons why:
- You can’t help but see birds in Costa Rica: More than 900 species have been identified in this small country (a place the size of West Virginia) and you see them everywhere you go. Visit the beaches and you will see Brown Pelicans, Magnificent Frigatebirds, and even raucous Scarlet macaws in some places. Take a look in the garden of your hotel near Arenal and you will be greeted by Passerini’s Tanagers, Black-cowled Orioles, euphonias, and other brightly colored birds. Head to the mountains and glittering hummingbirds buzz around feeders while a Resplendent Quetzal awaits in nearby temperate rainforests. The abundance and variety of birds in Costa Rica makes it all too easy to watch them and this app makes it easy to identify and learn about them. Because of this the app adds a further, enriching dimension to your trip to Costa Rica.
- It’s simple to use: Find birds with the easy to use search tools, quickly scroll through the birds by name or family to find ones you may have seen, find out where they live by checking out the ranges maps, and read about them in the text.
- Keep a checklist of the birds you see and email it to yourself: Use the checklist on the app to mark off the birds you see and hear when taking a trip to Costa Rica to keep yet another memento and reminder of your fantastic trip to this exciting tropical country.