Birding tours in Costa Rica with Tropical Feathers: We are a 100% Costa Rican Birding Tour Operator that offers high
quality bird watching tours for both the avid and novice birders. In addition to our extensive technical training in
eco-tourism and natural resources management, we can boast of over 16 years experience in designing eco-friendly
birding tours to Costa Rica's diverse coastal, wetland, montane, dry and rainforest habitats.
As an owner operated birding tour company, we are able to bring personalized attention to every single detail of
our tours. By doing so we can make sure both individual clients or group participants get the best birding
experience possible during their stay in Costa Rica.
Our interest and involvement in conservation efforts is an important part of our
companys ethos. Tropical Feathers sponsors the Fila Costera Bird Count in the
Southern Pacific part of the country. This count seeks to provide a better understanding
of the bird species and populations in the area, while at the same time encouraging
conservation efforts. We feel this encourages and attract a more environmentally
concerned type of tourism.
Your birding tour with Tropical Feathers also helps support our educational efforts which
seeks to involve more Costa Ricans in the delights and challenges of observing and
preserving birds and their natural habitats. We at Tropical Feathers do this by
organizing and supporting workshops that endevour to help both students and locals
learn about birds in their beautiful country.
Our guide and co-owner, Noel Ureña, has lead nature trips since 1997. He is also the
founder, organizer and compiler of the Fila Costera Bird Count. His interest in nature
and birding has been with him since he was a kid. A whole life in direct contact with the
natural environment of Costa Rica has helped him to develop sharp birding and
observational skills that will contribute to the success of every birdwatching tour. His
enthusiasm for every trip is evident at all times. He is always delighted to walk the extra
mile to share Costa Rica's bird life with you.
Besides offering trips, our web site also includes an extensive Costa Rica Bird Photo
Gallery which is continually updated. A complete Costa Rica bird list along with
continually updated trip reports. A regional and Costa Rican endemic species list is also
available on the website as well.
Enjoy the site and we hope to see you join us on one of our trips!
Streak-chested Anpitta (Hylopezus perpicillatus)
Costa Rica Birding Trip Reports
—Trip report April 06th - 13th, 2013,
McRae & Group
—Trip report March 08th - 25th, 2013,
Sheldon & Lucia Severinghaus
—Trip report Feb 25th - March 06th, 2013,
William & Margareth Williams
—Trip report March 08th - 17th, 2013,
Quetzal Tours - Nick Komar
—Trip report Feb 24th - March 03th, 2013,
Happy Warblers- Joe Giunta
—Trip report Feb 15th - Feb 25th, 2013,
Ron & Neyma Mcelhaney...
—Trip report Jan 23th - Feb 08th, 2013,
Alta & Dick Cate...
—Trip report Jan 28th - Feb 09th, 2013
Bob Shanman & group...
—Trip report Jan 04th - 15th, 2013,
Kirsi & Miika...
—Trip report June 04th - 15th, 2012,
Elizabeth & Mark Feuer...
Bird Watching Costa Rica
We delight in the beauty of our feathered friends; the birds.
Their songs are to be enjoyed,
and we get amazed everytime we find a nest. As birds continue to fascinate people around the world, Costa Rica
becomes a more interesting destination for birdwatchers.
So many bird species and habitats, and the possibility to access them within relatively short distances
make this small country a paradise for birdwatchers. With only 51,100 square kilometers (19,678 Square Miles), Costa Rica,
boasts an avifauna of 878 species, grouped into 75 different families.
With twelve different life zones the diversity of habitats includes highland and lowland forests, subalpine rain páramos, rocky or slow flowing rivers, mangroves, marshes, forest swamps, lagoons, two different seashores, and numerous man-made habitats like pastures, rice fields, coffee plantations, and secondary growth.
We really recommend while you visit Costa Rica, to take some time to not just watch the birds,
but to enjoy their behaviors and songs, and the special aspects of their tropical habitats, after all that is the essence of birdwatching!