I have had the pleasure of visiting Costa Rica a couple of times and each time I have fallen more and more in love with the country. I thought it would be fun to share my favorite photos of Birds of Costa Rica. I will keep adding to this post each time I have the opportunity to visit and explore more of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is located in Central America and offers a huge variety of landscapes to explore to see birds. From the Cloud Forest to the ocean beaches there are so many places to visit for bird watching. A few of our favorites have been the Tarcoles River on a boat tour, a mangrove tour, Manuel Antonio National Park and the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Each of these places offered the chance to see new birds.
Birds of Costa Rica
Passerini’s Tanager seen at Si Como No near the Pacific Ocean
Grey-headed Chachalaca was seen at Si Como No Resort
Hummingbird was seen at Villa Blanca Resort in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Orange Chinned Parakeets were seen during a mangrove tour
Blue Tanager was seen on a random fence post near Manuel Antonio National Park
Green Kingfisher was seen during a mangrove tour
Immature White Ibis
Crested CaraCara on the Tarcoles River
Juvenile Crested CaraCara on the Tarcoles River
Black Vulture on the Tarcoles River
A few of the birds I still dream of seeing include a toucan, resplendent quetzal, Blue-crowned Motmot, Collared Aracari, Scarlet Macaws, and so many other birds of Costa Rica! Costa Rica truly is a birders paradise! I feel like just driving down the street you can see birds you have always wanted to see. Our driver on my last trip saw a toucan fly over but I was in the back of the van and couldn’t see it.
John and I are talking about heading back to Costa Rica soon to see more birds and wildlife. John didn’t get to go with me when I visited Manuel Antonio National Park and he really wants to see it. Plus with him writing about National Parks on Park Ranger John it feels a bit wrong that he hasn’t been there.
Do you have a favorite place in Costa Rica for Birdwatching? Let me know the places we need to check out during our next visit!