Birding Regions of Costa Rica

A fine selection of birding hotspots

The various birding regions of Costa Rica are described in detail in the region pages. They include descriptions of the habitat, climate and bird species that may be encountered there. Occasionally the geographical history is touched upon.


We’ve also provided some descriptions of the lodges in those regions which will help shape an idea of what to expect.

Arenal Volcano Area

 

Carara National Park 

and Tarcoles River

 

The Osa Peninsula 

and Golfo Dulce Region

 

Valley of El General, the Land of 

Doctor Alexander F. Skutch

 

Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge

 

Bijagua de Upala and Tenorio Volcano

 

San Vito de Coto Brus

 

La Selva Biological Station, Braulio Carrillo National Park and Cope’s Bird Feeders

 

San Gerardo and  

Providencia de Dota

 

Vara Blanca, Cinchona and Poás

 

Boca Tapada, Laguna de Lagarto

 

Rancho Naturalista and Surroundings