Birdwatching

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…

Fomicariidae-family

Fomicariidae Family

Shy, terrestrial or semiterrestrial birds, they live in the dense undergrowth in the forest of Central and South America. The family is sometimes known as “ground” birds. All species have a compact, rounded body; a sternum lacking a keel: short,…

Ramphastidae-family

Ramphastidae Family

The toucans are most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The family includes five genera and over forty different species. They make their nests in tree hollows and holes excavated…

Pipridae-family

Pipridae Family

They are compact stubby birds with short tails, broad and rounded wings, and big heads. The bill is short and has a wide gap. Females and first-year males have dull green plumage; most species are sexually dichromatic in their plumage,…