HIGHLIGHTS BIRD PHOTO TOUR
|Duration:||9 days, 8 nights|
|* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.|
Our Costa Rica Highlights Bird Photo Tour features three of the best locales for photographing birds in Costa Rica, Carara National Park in the Pacific lowlands, the middle elevation Caribbean slope, and the central highlands of the Talamanca Cordillera. The best time to take this tour is during dry season from January-April when most birds are in full breeding plumage. Accommodations are excellent throughout the tour.
The tour begins with a transfer from Alajuela near the international airport to the Pacific lowlands and Carara National Park. There we'll photograph tropical birds in transitional forest where the ranges of northern and southern birds overlap, and take an always popular boat trip on the Tarcoles River. In addition to antbirds, trogons, and tanagers, we should have good opportunities to photograph Scarlet Macaws around the lodge or in Tarcoles. Then we'll travel to the Caribbean slope for two nights stay near famed La Selva Biological Station. We'll visit a private reserve where an elevated observation deck allows photographing middle-story and canopy birds, and spend a morning at La Selva where over 400 species have been recorded. We'll have numerous opportunities to photograph birds along rainforest trails, in the clearing around the entrance area, and along the entrance road. The tour continues south to the Talamanca highlands and wonderful Savegre Mountain Hotel. This area not only features many highland birds but is also the best place in Costa Rica to see and photograph the spectacular Resplendent Quetzal.