Birds and wildlife in Central America’s biodiversity hotspot. This is an Anytime trip for two or more people at a time of your choosing.
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11 Birding Days with Local Guide
Ground Price: from £2600 (US$3600, €3100)
Costa Rica is one of the best-known birding locations in Central America. Its range of habitats are home to a huge range of species.
Our tour visits the Caribbean Slope, La Selva, the Pacific Coast and Savegre. These locations provide an excellent introduction to the avifauna.
The Caribbean Slope is a mix of forest types, and supports interesting species including Sunbittern, Scarlet and Great Green Macaws, Brown-hooded Parrot, Orange-chinned Parakeet, King Vulture, Keel-billed and Yellow-throated Toucans, Emerald Toucanet, Crimson-collared Tanager, Coppery headed Emerald and a host of other hummingbirds.
The central highland cloud forests are famous for being the haunt of the enigmatic Replendent Quetzal. Other species include; Blue-throated Toucanet, Collared Trogon, the endemic subspecies of Hairy Woodpecker, Costa Rican Pygmy Owl, Silvery-throated Jay, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Black-cheeked Warbler. Furnariids are well represented and possibilities include Ruddy Treerunner, Spotted Barbtail, Lineated Foliage-gleaner, Buffy Tuftedcheek, and Streak-breasted Treehunter. There are hummingbirds aplenty, including; White-throated Mountain-gem, Green Violet-ear, and Talamanca, the tiny Scintillant, and Volcano Hummingbirds
The Pacific Coast is a mix of dry forest and river estuaries. Species here are markedly different and include; Great Tinamou, Spot-bellied Bobwhite, Snail Kite, Roseate Spoonbill, Double-striped Thick-knee, Lesser Ground-cuckoo, Mangrove Hummingbird, Spot-breasted and Streak-backed Orioles, Yellow-naped Amazon, Streak-chested Antpitta, Golden-naped Woodpecker, White-whiskered Puffbird, Yellow-billed Cotinga, Banded Wren and White-lored Gnatcatcher, and Red-capped, Blue-crowned and Orange-collared Manakins.
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