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57 Beautiful Birds from Costa Rica

The world is months into the pandemic and we all wonder when we might get back to some sort of normal. Most likely, it’s going to be a new normal, possibly one that brings innovations for better, eco-friendly travel options. When travel does come back into the picture, Costa Rica will be there. The opportunities to escape and experience the beauty of Costa Rica can’t come soon enough because the birds are also still here, always in Costa Rica, ready to be seen, photographed, and enjoyed.

With that in mind, we hope you enjoy these images of beautiful birds from Costa Rica. All are from theĀ Costa Rica Birds Field Guide app. Enjoy!:

Agami Heron


Black Hawk-Eagle


Great Curassow




Great Green Macaw


Scarlet Macaw


Brown-hooded Parrot


White-fronted Parrot


Orange-fronted Parakeet


Lesser Ground-Cuckoo


Crested Owl


Pacific Screech-Owl


Keel-billed Toucan


Collared Aracari


Fiery-billed Aracari


Northern Emerald Toucanet


Resplendent Quetzal


Turquoise-browed Motmot


Lesson’s Motmot


Red-headed Barbet


Chestnut-colored Woodpecker


Golden-naped Woodpecker


Magenta-throated Woodstar


Purple-crowned Fairy


Black-bellied Hummingbird


Purple-throated Mountain-gem


Violet Sabrewing


White-necked Jacobin


Talamanca Hummingbird




Three-wattled Bellbird


Bare-necked Umbrellabird


Orange-collared Manakin


Red-capped Manakin


Great Kiskadee


Barred Antshrike


Bicolored Antbird


Chestnut-backed Antbird


Ocellated Antbird


Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher


White-throated Magpie-Jay


Green Shrike-Vireo


Black-faced Solitaire


Rosy Thrush-Tanager


Blue-gray Tanager


Blue Dacnis


Green Honeycreeper


Golden-hooded Tanager


Emerald Tanager


Speckled Tanager


Silver-throated Tanager


Spangle-cheeked Tanager


Bay-headed Tanager


Crimson-collared Tanager


Flame-throated Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Yellow-throated Euphonia

Hard to believe but these 57 species are just a small sampling of birds from Costa Rica (more than 900 are on the list, more than 2,000 images are on the app)! We can’t for you to escape to Costa Rica and enjoy them.

The following photos from the Costa Rica Birds Field Guide app were graciously provided by these contributors. Other images were taken by Randall Ortega Chaves and Patrick O’Donnell:

Josh Beck: Agami Heron

Linda Scott: Black Hawk-Eagle, Purple-crowned Fairy, Prothonotary Warbler

Pete Morris (Birdquest):
Sunbittern, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Three-wattled Bellbird, Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Flame-throated Warbler

Cindy Beckman (Cheepers! Birding on a Budget LLC) : Green Shrike-Vireo, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Blue Dacnis


4 thoughts on “57 Beautiful Birds from Costa Rica

  1. Patrick Your mom and I went to elementary school together and she’s often spoke of you and your work. Truly amazing.

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