Costa Rica is considered one of the 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. Its geographical position, its two coasts and its mountainous system, which provides numerous and varied microclimates, are some of the reasons that explain this natural wealth, both in species and ecosystems.

Costa Rica is one of the countries with the highest bird diversity per square meter in the American continent. Bird diversity is divided into four ornithological provinces: Highlands, Caribbean Slope, North Pacific and South Pacific. Including Coco Island and its territorial waters, by 2016, 920 species of birds from Costa Rica had been identified, of which 7 are endemic, 220 species are migratory and 19 are globally threatened. In total, the bird species of Costa Rica constitute 9% of the known species in the world.

As there are many bird lovers and many endangered birds species we have wanted our tours to have a strong focus on the protection of natural habitats, but to achieve this we have to work with the local population who are responsible for protecting natural ecosystems.

For this reason, in our multi-day bird watching packages we have included visits to different organic farms to learn about the different initiatives that some families have implemented to make their farms more bird-friendly.

Among the projects we have organic agriculture farms, organic coffee, organic cocoa, honey production with stingless bees and sugar cane farm.

In addition, our packages include spending the night in the most iconic national park in Costa Rica, the Corcovado National Park famous for hosting 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity, no other national park allows you to see as many tropical mammals as Corcovado.

Official list of birds of Costa Rica