Birding in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Outdoors and Waves provides the finest birding excursions on varied landscapes of Costa Rica. Birding in Costa Rica is an extraordinary experience; the Costa Rican Ornithological Association Scientific Committee has recorded 812 species.

Costa Rica offers great bird watching opportunities within relatively short distances, involving diverse habitats in the six ornithological regions of the country, from sea level to high mountains above 11.000 f.a.s.l.

In Costa Rica alone, there are 12 of the planet’s 18 different life zones. Ranging from the dry tropical climate of the Nicoya Peninsula to the humid lowlands of the Caribbean coast, Costa Rica has an incredible array of habitats and micro-ecosystems. And within every micro-ecosystem, the birding possibilities are practically endless.

Imagine spotting Scarlet Macaws flying over coast or Fiery billed Aracaries gathering for fruits on Cecropia Trees, and under 3 hours watching Resplendent Quetzals and a dozen of hummers in the misty forest of Monteverde. 

Costa Rica Outdoors and Waves can tailor any tour to your particular interests and bird wish list. With a great net of local ornithologists and professional birders, our company is ready for you. We can help you spot some of the country’s most elusive bird species, famous for their spectacular natural beauty such as Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Motmots, Quetzals, Hawks, Owls, Manakins, Tanagers, Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers and Trogons, just to name a few.