Birding Trip Reports

Here’s just a few of our recent birding trip reports. They’re in PDF format and can be downloaded for offline viewing.


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February 01st to 10th , 2020 

391 Species seen

Trip Leader: Noel Ureña


Happy Warblers

Joe Giunta - Chee Wok Yong - Joe & Debbie McManus - Bobby & Colleen Veltri - Jeff Ritter - Kate McMullan - Laura Weir - Bobbie Leigh - Alison Rea - Judanna Lynn



Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

Caño Negro Natural Lodge, Caño Negro Wetlands Celeste Mountain Lodge, Tenorio Volcano Slopes Cerro Lodge, Tárcoles River and Carara National Park

January 28th to February 5th, 2020

359 Species seen

Trip Leader: Carlos Ureña


Lars-Ivar Noren & Peter Koch



Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, highlands Cerro Lodge, Tarcoles River and Carara National Park Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park area Ara Ambigua Hotel, Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui - La Selva Biological Station

January 27th to February 6th, 2020

347 Species seen

Trip Leader: Jorge Soto


Lennie & Filia Chang



Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiquí Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Cerro Lodge, Tarcoles River and Carara National Park Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park Area

January 17th to 23rd, 2020

229 Species seen

Trip Leader: Carlos Ureña


Mimi Hue



La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiquí Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Villa Lapas, Tarcoles River and Carara National Park

December 05th December 21st, 2019

421 Species seen

Trip Leader: Erick Guzmán


Matthew Koch


Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiquí

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park Area Celeste Mountain Lodge, Tenorio Volcano Slopes Cerro Lodge, Tarcoles River and Carara National Park Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Piedras Blancas National Park San Isidro de El General, Southern Pacific Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, Rancho Naturalista, Caribbean Foothills, Turrialba,

29th to 11th August, 2019 

310 Species seen

Trip Leader: Noel Ureña


Cindy Kreticos



Poas Volcano Lodge - Cinchona - Vara Blanca

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano

Tapirus Lodge, Rainforest Aerial Tram 

and Braulio Carrillo 

Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Cloud Forest

March 07th to 26th, 2019 

447 Species seen

Trip Leader: Carlos Ureña


Humphrey and Jackie Sitters


Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

Poas Volcano Lodge, Poas, Cinchona and Varablanca Caño Negro Natural Lodge, 

Caño Negro wetlands 

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiqui

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano

Celeste Mountain Lodge, Tenorio Volcano slopes Cerro Lodge, Tarcoles River and Carara National Park 

Talari Mountain Lodge, Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary 

Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota

06th to 16th April, 2019 

370 Species seen

Trip Leader: Carlos Ureña


Douglas M Dorr

Kathleen S Dorr Henrietta Buescher


Buena Vista Hotel - Cinchona - Vara Blanca

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiqui

Villa Lapas Hotel, Carara National Park 

and Tarcoles River 

Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota

February 26st to March 08th, 2019 

302 Species seen

Trip Leader: Noel Ureña


Cindy Kreticos


Rio Perlas Resort

Sueños Azul Lodge, Sarapiqui Lowlands. 

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano

Cerro Lodge, Tarcoles and Carara National Park Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota

January 22nd to 31st, 2019 

272 Species seen

Trip Leader: Noel Ureña


HAPPY WARBLERS

Jean-Pierre & Michele Altier

Gerry & Eleanor McGee

Ed & Susan Rubin, Mariannick Gobe, Nancy Shamban, Susan Schuur Gillian Henry, Isabel Conte, Joe Giunta


Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiqui 

Natural Lodge Caño Negro, Caño Negro Wetlands Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano

February 27th to March 07th, 2018 

242 Species seen

Trip Leader: Noel Ureña


HAPPY WARBLERS

Jean & Michele Altier

Gerry & Eleanor McGee

Sid & Janet Jardine

Chee Youg, Mariannick Gobe, Sharon Benepe Sandy Hunter, Bets Radley, Barbara Blaisdell Frank Quevedo, Joe Giunta


Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

Talari Mountain Lodge, San Isidro de El General Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, La Gamba

Las Cruces Biological Station, San Vito 

Sueños del Bosque Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Hotel Bougainvillea, Heredia

November 13th to 27th, 2018 

366 Species seen

Trip Leader: Carlos Ureña


Mike Barker and David Hughes


Poas Volcano Lodge, Poas, Cinchona and Varablanca Natural Lodge Caño Negro, Caño Negro Wetlands Celeste Mountain Lodge, Tenorio Volcano Slopes Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiqui

Sueños del Bosque Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Villa Lapas Hotel, Tarcoles and Carara National Park

January 21st to February 12th, 2018 

459 Species seen

Trip Leader: Noel Ureña


Tim and Monique Liguori


Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiqui

Poas Volcano Lodge, Poas, Cinchona and Varablanca Natural Lodge Caño Negro, Caño Negro Wetlands Celeste Mountain Lodge, 

Tenorio Volcano Slopes 

Hotel Fonda Vela, Monteverde

Cerro Lodge, Tarcoles and Carara National Park Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, La Gamba 

Sueños del Bosque Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota

February 13th to 22nd, 2018 

328 Species seen

Trip Leader: Carlos Ureña


Joanna Hollis, Betsey Phillips, 

Charles Phillips, 

Elizabeth Ellmann, Stephen Ellmann


Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia

La Selva Biological Station - Sarapiqui

Savegre Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota

Villa Lapas Hotel, Carara National Park and Tarcoles River

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