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GRAND COSTA RICA TOUR

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COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:16 days, 15 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$5650
Group Price:$4995
Single Suppl:$650
Est #Species:450-500
Pace:Moderate
Difficulty:Moderate
* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.

List of target birds for this tour broken down by locations we visit. Target birds are those we can see only at one or two sites or are range-restricted, endemic, or near endemic in the country. Chances of seeing each bird as indicated in the table are based on the site where we have the best chance and may not be equally good everywhere. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1Highland TinamouNothocercus bonaparteiTHRS
2Great TinamouTinamus majorLSSS
3Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorMV,SGSS
4Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusSGRS
5Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusCA,MV,TAUS
6White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensisOSRS
7Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusSG,THSS
8Great PotooNyctibius grandisARLOS
9Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiTHRS
10Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaOS,TASS
11Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeMVSS
12Green ThorntailDiscosura conversiiETUS
13Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeARL,ETUS
14<White-crested Coquette>Lophornis adorabilisOSSS
15Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisTHUS
16Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaSGAS
17Magenta-throated WoodstarPhilodice bryantaeMVSS
18Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaSG,THAS
19Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaSGAS
20Garden EmeraldChlorostilbon assimilisOSSS
21Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysiaET,LSUS
22SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataBC,ETAS
23Coppery-headed EmeraldMicrochera cupreicepsMVSS
24White-tailed EmeraldMicrochera chionuraTHOS
25Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaMVOS
26Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiTASS
27Charming HummingbirdPolyerata decoraOSSS
28Blue-throated GoldentailChlorestes eliciaeETUS
29Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisTARS
30Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusTAOS
31Agami HeronAgamia agamiLSRS
32Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensisLSSS
33Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisOSRS
34Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaOSRS
35Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatusARLSS
36Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisOSRS
37Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolorOSRS
38Crested OwlLophostrix cristataTASS
39Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataTASS
40Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumSG,THOS
41Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataTASS
42Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinnoMV,SGAS
43Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiCA,OSUS
44Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumARLRS
45Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaTAUS
46Prong-billed BarbetSemnornis frantziiMVUS
47Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiCA,TASS
48Yellow-eared ToucanetSelenidera spectabilisARL,BCOS
49Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenOSSS
50Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusBCRS
51Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisOSOS
52<Barred Parakeet>Bolborhynchus lineolaSG,THSS
53Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataTAUS
54White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsTASS
55Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniSG,THSS
56Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nanaLSOS
57<Great Green Macaw>Ara ambiguusLSSS
58Scarlet MacawAra macaoCA,OS,TAAS
59Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiCA,OSAS
60Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaARL,BCUS
61Ocellated AntbirdPhaenostictus mcleannaniARLOS
62Thicket AntpittaMyrmothera divesARL,SQUS
63Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsMV,SG,THOS
64Spot-crowned WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes affinisSGUS
65Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiMVSS
66Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusMV,SG,THSS
67Western Woodhaunter**Automolus virgatusBCSS
68Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusMV,SGUS
69Long-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia linearisCASS
70White-collared ManakinManacus candeiLSUS
71Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusCAAS
72#Bare-necked Umbrellabird#Cephalopterus glabricollisLSRS
73Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLSOS
74Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatusMVOS
75<Snowy Cotinga>Carpodectes nitidusLSRS
76SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusBCRS
77Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavumOSSS
78Mountain ElaeniaElaenia frantziiMV,SG,THUS
79Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisMV,SGUS
80Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusSG,THRS
81Yellowish FlycatcherEmpidonax flavescensMV,SGAS
82Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsSGAS
83Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusSG,THSS
84Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesOSSS
85Mangrove VireoVireo pallensTAOS
86Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliSG,THSS
87Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaSG,THRS
88Azure-hooded JayCyanolyca cucullataMVOS
89White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaTAOS
90White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisTAOS
91Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaARLSS
92Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusMV,SG,THSS
93Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniTHSS
94Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaCAUS
95Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisCA,OSUS
96Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusCASS
97Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisLSOS
98Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusTAOS
99Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusCAUS
100Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusLSSS
101Canebrake WrenCantorchilus zeledoniSQUS
102Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusCAUS
103Song WrenCyphorhinus phaeocephalusARLSS
104Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsMV,SGUS
105Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisSG,THAS
106Black-headed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus mexicanusMVSS
107Mountain ThrushTurdus plebejusMV,SG,THSS
108Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensMV,THAS
109Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaMVOS
110Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusSGAS
111Elegant EuphoniaChlorophonia elegantissimaTHSS
112Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisTAOS
113Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansCAOS
114Ashy-throated ChlorospingusChlorospingus canigularisBCSS
115Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaTAOS
116Costa Rican BrushfinchArremon costaricensisOSRS
117Sooty-faced FinchArremon crassirostrisMVOS
118Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniTHSS
119Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisTHSS
120White-eared Ground-SparrowMelozone leucotisMVSS
121Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisSG,THUS
122Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisSG,THUS
123Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysSGUS
124Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusMV,SGAS
125WrenthrushZeledonia coronataSG,THOS
126Dusky-faced TanagerMitrospingus cassiniiBCUS
127Black-cheeked Ant-TanagerHabia atrimaxillarisOSOS
128Carmiol's TanagerChlorothraupis carmioliBCUS
129Tawny-crested TanagerTachyphonus delatriiBCUS
130White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxBCOS
131Blue-and-gold TanagerBangsia arcaeiMVSS
132Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiMV,SGUS
133Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaARLRS
134Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaSG,THAS
135<Peg-billed Finch>Acanthidops bairdiMV,THRS
136Nicaraguan Seed-FinchSporophila nuttingiLSRS
137Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectusOSRS

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

ADDITIONAL INFO
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BIRDING LOCALES

 

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen