Birding Safari, Costa Rica Birding Tours with Guide, Birdwatching Package

Posted December 16, 2017

9 days / 8 nights

With almost 850 species of birds, Costa Rica has many years to be famous among expert birdwatchers. One of the reasons for the extraordinary variety of birds in Costa Rica is the great variety of habitats: rainforest, mangrove swamps, beaches, cloud forests, rivers, etc. The best thing is that any of these ecosystems, with their own species of birds are almost always within a short distance of each other. Fortunately Costa Rican birds are not shy and seeing them is relatively easy. On a specific day, depending on the season, location and luck, you may see several dozen species. Many of the tours are guided with bird study included and the country is well equipped with mountain and forest hotels that specialize in programs for bird watching. Many species of reinitas, mosqueros, vireos, bolseros, etc. migrate to Costa Rica every winter. You will also have the opportunity to see many impressive birds that are related to the tropics such as parrots, parrots, macaws, toucans, toucans and the elusive but legendary quetzal. However, there are many other equally impressive species in our skies, such as the momoto or bobo bird, with its distinctive racket-shaped tail, orioleans, which make amazing hanging nests and an incredible range of hawks and hawks. If you look for birds with colorful magicians, they have some of the most beautiful plumage; however, none of them are compared to the fast hummingbirds. You will not find a better place to observe birds than Costa Rica.

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival in Juan Santamaria Airport, a representative from Costa Rican Trails will pick you up and take you to the Presidente Hotel Overnight at Presidente Standard Room

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero (BLD)

Overnight at Laguna Lodge Standard Room

Day 3: Tortuguero Canals (B-L-D)

During the day enjoy scheduled boat tours to the small canals for bird & wildlife observation.
You might be able to observe Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher, American Pygmy-Kingfisher, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Agami Heron, Sungrebe, Green Ibis, Crane Hawk, Hook-billed Kite, Crested Eagle, Great Green Macaw, Great Potoo and more

Overnight at Laguna Lodge Standard Room

Day 4: Sarapiqui (B, L)

Enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the Port. After lunch at local restaurant continue to the Sarapiqiui area.
Set on the banks of the Puerto Viejo River, 42 miles North of San Jose and next to the Braulio Carrillo National Park, Sarapiqui is known as one of the richest areas for bird watching. Selva Verde lodge is located right on the side of the Sarapiquí River and offers beautiful birding in the gardens and woods that surround the facilities. The forest across the river is also a good area to explore. Common birds in the grounds of Selva Verde include Violaceous Trogon, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Keel-billed Toucan, Collared Aracari, White-necked Puffbird, Snowy Cotinga, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Northern Barred Woodcreeper, Ringed Kingfisher, Amazon Kingfisher , Green Kingfisher, Sunbittern, Fasciated Tiger-Heron, Buff-rumped Warbler, and Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Overnight at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve River Room

Day 5: Sarapiqui (B)

Overnight at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve River Room

Day 6: Boca Tapada, San Carlos (B, L, D)

Continue to the Northern area of ​​the country.
Maquenque Eco-lodge is a new 60 hectare reserve located just north of Boca Tapada, San Carlos and offers easy access to the newly created Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge of 60,000 acres in size. The Lodge is located inside the Maquenque Eco Preserve in Boca Tapada. Surrounded by tropical rainforests, and bordering the Majestic San Carlos River, it has become famous for being a unique region for ecology, wildlife observation and unique birding. This area is well known to spot Green Macaw, as well as Agami Heron, Muscovy Duck, Great Curassow, Jabiru, Roseate Spoonbill, Green Ibis, Sunbittern, and much more

Overnight at Maquenque Ecolodge Standard Room >

Day 7: Safari (B, L, D)

If you want to enjoy the unique silence of the San Carlos River and observe the rich flora and fauna of this region, this trip is the right choice for you. At the beginning of the tour the guide gives you paddling instructions so you are well prepared for the relaxing and amazing floating trip on the river. You can focus on nature and enjoy the unique and relaxed surrounding. Floating slowly on the river you discover a lot of different water birds and river animals.

Day 8: Return to San Jose (B)

Transfer will be provided to the International Airport

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