6 Best Places To Go Bird Watching In Costa Rica

Bird Watching In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a true land of wonder for every bird watcher. There are several places in Costa Rica, where you will find beautifully colored birds, green and scarlet, blue and white, the varieties are so amazing that Costa Rica is absolute pleasure for bird watchers. You will be awestruck at the number of rare species of birds you will get to see here.


Listed Below Are Five Amazing Places, Which Would Appease A Bird Watchers Dream:

Sarapiqui Eco Observatory

This observatory is located in La Virgin and is about ten acres big and approximately two hundred kinds of birds are found here. If you are a bird watcher, who enjoys keeping track of birds you have seen then this is the right place. The most wanted golden hooded tanagers and billed motmots flock as the viewers feed them making it an apt time to click images of these lovely birds.

Sarapiqui Eco Observatory

Wilson Botanical Garden

Located inside the Las Cruces Research Station, just an hour from the Golfito town, this garden is a nesting place for various bird species. Rare birds, which are difficult to see today like the snowy –bellied humming bird, brown billed scythebill, grey necked wood rail and several others can be spotted here. The watchers here use feed made of banana stock to get these birds come out and walk around the place giving a better view to the spectators. Until now, about three hundred and sixty species have been observed, tracked and noted here.

Wilson Botanical Garden

Rio Tempisque Basin

If you are looking for aquatic birds or birds in motion, then this is the place to visit. You could go on a boat ride on the River Bebedero with the Rio tropicales or could go hiking on the Palo Verdo Biological Station. Either ways it is a treat for a bird watcher, as you will get to see a wide range of species like the jacanas, kingfisher, heron, limpkins and gallinules. Just 3 and a half hours from San Jose this place will take your breath away.


Rio Tempisque Basin

Cerro de la Muerte

For the passionate bird watchers, this place is a must see. Not very far away from San Jose, this place can scare you, as it is known to be the mountain of death. It would be a pity, if you do not get to see the lovely green bird with its flashy red breast fly above you with its two feet long feathers trailing with pride. If you are a neophyte then this one will be one of the incredible experiences ever.

Cerro de la Muerte

Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary

This sanctuary is well known and amongst the best in the Caribbean for bird watching. The different kinds of birds you can get a glimpse of could range up-to almost three hundred and thirty varieties. This place is a lovely drive from San Jose and takes about three and a half hours to reach. You can see heron varieties resting here during the lazy afternoons along with the boat billed ones and white ones.

Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary

Tortugero National Park

You will get to see exotic bird species in this National Park, which spans an area of 47,000-acre. It is located along the Caribbean coast. Visitors can travel around the canals in the park by boat. Herons, grebes and even roseate spoonbill now and then makes an appearance. You will not encounter the amazing variety of species found here elsewhere in the world.

Tortugero National Park