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February 4, 2020 - February 18, 2020

Birding Costa Rica *FULL*

Join us this February for an incredible adventure in Costa Rica! Costa Rica is the gold standard for conservation policies and ecotourism and your participation supports this work as we explore the staggering biodiversity contained in a country one fifth the size of Oregon. On this unique trip we will explore both coasts, from Oso Peninsula to the Caribbean, as well as the high mountains of the Talamanca Cordillera. One of the highlights will be our search for the Resplendent Quetzal, considered by many to be the most beautiful bird in the world.

More than 800 species of birds have been seen within the borders of this small country. To conserve this diversity, almost 30% of Costa Rica is contained in  National Parks and Reserves, ensuring that it will be protected for many generations to come.

We’ll explore a wide variety of habitats as we search for the Keel-billed ToucanLesson’s MotmotAmerican Pygmy KingfisherBare-throated Tiger-Heron, and so much more. One of the highlights will be our search for the Resplendent Quetzal, considered by many to be the most beautiful bird in the world.

We’ll explore the pristine rainforests, estuary and mangroves of the beautiful and remote Osa Peninsula, where we’ll seek out Scarlet MacawsBlack-cheeked Ant-Tanager and Yellow-billed Cotinga. We’ll visit the cloud forest slopes of the Tapanti National Park where warblers and tanagers abound, and we’ll hike the lowland rainforest at the famous La Selva Biological Station in search of mixed-species flocks including cotingas, saltators and woodcreepers.

In Tortuguero, “the Amazon of Costa Rica,” we’ll see herons and egrets by boat while parrots fly over and howler monkeys roar in the distance. We’ll also visit the temperate high mountains of the Talamanca Cordillera, where highland tropical birds including an impressive diversity of hummingbirds are found. We could see up to 300 species of strange and colorful birds on this trip, along with a number of amazing mammals, colorful butterflies, and bizarre reptiles.

Register today to travel with us to Costa Rica!

By choosing to travel with Bird Alliance of Oregon, you are supporting our conservation work here in the Pacific Northwest.


Trip Details

Tentative Itinerary
  • Trip Leader: Candace Larson, Mary Coolidge, and local guides
  • Fee: $4,295 members / $4,595 non-members
  • Single supplement: $750
  • Group size: Limited to 14 participants

Fee Includes: All ground transportation within Costa Rica, 14 nights’ double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, some dinners, local guide fees, entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leaders. A portion of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to the Bird Alliance of Oregon.

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February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020
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Tara Lemezis