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CLASSIC HOTSPOTS BIRDING TOUR

Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:9 days, 8 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$3475
Group Price:$3175
Single Suppl:$400
Est #Species:275-325
Pace:Easy
Difficulty:Easy
* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.

List of species possible on this tour that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or occur only locally (LC) in the country. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Great TinamouTinamus major NT
2Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusLC 
3Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetulaRR 
4Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorNE 
5Great CurassowCrax rubraLCV
6Buffy-crowned Wood-PartridgeDendrortyx leucophrysLC 
7Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatusRR 
8Black-eared Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanotisLC 
9Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusNE 
10Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinacea V
11Inca DoveColumbina incaRR 
12Plain-breasted Ground DoveColumbina minutaLC 
13Maroon-chested Ground DoveParaclaravis mondetouraLC 
14Buff-fronted Quail-DoveZentrygon costaricensisNE 
15Purplish-backed Quail-DoveZentrygon lawrenciiLC 
16Chiriqui Quail-DoveZentrygon chiriquensisNE 
17Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusRR 
18Rufous-vented Ground-CuckooNeomorphus geoffroyi V
19Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis NT
20Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusNE 
21Common PotooNyctibius griseusRR 
22Black SwiftCypseloides niger V
23Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica V
24Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaNE 
25Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeLC 
26Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiRR 
27Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeRR 
28White-crested CoquetteLophornis adorabilisNE 
29Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgensRR 
30Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostrisRR 
31Plain-capped StarthroatHeliomaster constantiiRR 
32Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisNE 
33White-bellied Mountain-gemLampornis hemileucusNE 
34Purple-throated Mountain-gemLampornis calolaemusNE 
35Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaE 
36Magenta-throated WoodstarPhilodice bryantaeNE 
37Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaNE 
38Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaNE 
39SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataLC 
40Coppery-headed EmeraldMicrochera cupreicepsE 
41White-tailed EmeraldMicrochera chionuraNE 
42Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaLC 
43Black-bellied HummingbirdEupherusa nigriventrisNE 
44Snowy-bellied HummingbirdSaucerottia edwardNE 
45Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiEEN
46Charming HummingbirdPolyerata decoraNE 
47Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisLC 
48SungrebeHeliornis fulicaLC 
49LimpkinAramus guaraunaRR 
50Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRR 
51Collared PloverCharadrius collarisLC 
52Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus NT
53Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
54Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis NT
55Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla NT
56Elegant TernThalasseus elegans NT
57Wood StorkMycteria americanaRR 
58Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatusLC 
59Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatumLC 
60Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens NT
61Agami HeronAgamia agamiLCV
62Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusLC 
63White IbisEudocimus albusLC 
64Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensisLC 
65Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisLC 
66Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisLCNT
67Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaLCNT
68Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
69Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisLC 
70Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius NT
71Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctusRR 
72White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRR 
73Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumNE 
74Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
75Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinno NT
76Lattice-tailed TrogonTrogon clathratusNE 
77Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiNENT
78Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumRRV
79Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaRR 
80Green-and-rufous KingfisherChloroceryle indaLC 
81Pied PuffbirdNotharchus tectusRR 
82Great JacamarJacamerops aureusRR 
83Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiNE 
84Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus NT
85Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRR 
86Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenNE 
87Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillusRR 
88Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRR 
89Red-throated CaracaraIbycter americanusRR 
90Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayRR 
91Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisNEV
92Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataRREN
93White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsRR 
94Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa NT
95Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniNE 
96Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana NT
97Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularisRRV
98Great Green MacawAra ambiguusLCCR
99Scarlet MacawAra macaoLC 
100Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiNE 
101Streak-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus striaticepsNE 
102Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaNE 
103Black-crowned AntpittaPittasoma michleriLC 
104Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsNE 
105Black-headed AntthrushFormicarius nigricapillusRR 
106Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaRR 
107Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiRR 
108Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusNE 
109Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusNE 
110Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronataRR 
111Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusNE 
112Bare-necked UmbrellabirdCephalopterus glabricollisNEEN
113Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLC 
114Turquoise CotingaCotinga ridgwayiNEV
115Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatus V
116Yellow-billed CotingaCarpodectes antoniaeNEEN
117Speckled MournerLaniocera rufescensLC 
118Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorRR 
119Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeRR 
120SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusLC 
121Black-tailed FlycatcherMyiobius atricaudusRR 
122Gray-headed PipritesPiprites griseicepsLC 
123Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusRR 
124Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalusLC 
125Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumRR 
126Yellow-crowned TyrannuletTyrannulus elatusRR 
127Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensisRR 
128Tawny-chested FlycatcherAphanotriccus capitalisNEV
129Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
130Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisNE 
131Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusNE 
132White-throated FlycatcherEmpidonax albigularisLC 
133Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsNE 
134Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarumLC 
135Panama FlycatcherMyiarchus panamensisLC 
136Nutting's FlycatcherMyiarchus nuttingiRR 
137Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusRR 
138Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusNE 
139Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaLC 
140Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesRR 
141Mangrove VireoVireo pallensRR 
142Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliNE 
143Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysRR 
144Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaNE 
145White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaRR 
146White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisRR 
147Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaLC 
148Scaly-breasted WrenMicrocerculus marginatusRR 
149Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusNE 
150Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniNE 
151Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaRR 
152Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisRR 
153Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusRR 
154Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisNE 
155Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusRR 
156Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusRR 
157Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusNE 
158Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusNE 
159Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsNE 
160Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisNE 
161Slaty-backed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus fuscaterRR 
162Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensNE 
163Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaNE 
164Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusNE 
165Golden-browed ChlorophoniaChlorophonia callophrysNE 
166Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisRR 
167Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapillaNE 
168Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansNE 
169Yellow-bellied SiskinSpinus xanthogastrusLC 
170Ashy-throated ChlorospingusChlorospingus canigularisLC 
171Sooty-capped ChlorospingusChlorospingus pileatusNE 
172Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaRR 
173Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatusRR 
174Sooty-faced FinchArremon crassirostrisLC 
175Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniNE 
176Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisNE 
177Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisNE 
178Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna NT
179Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelasLC 
180Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
181Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisNE 
182Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea NT
183Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata NT
184Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysNE 
185Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusNE 
186WrenthrushZeledonia coronataNE 
187Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentataRR 
188Black-thighed GrosbeakPheucticus tibialisNE 
189Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
190Painted BuntingPasserina cirisLC 
191White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxNE 
192Blue-and-gold TanagerBangsia arcaeiNENT
193Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiNE 
194Plain-colored TanagerTangara inornataRR 
195Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaRR 
196Black-and-yellow TanagerChrysothlypis chrysomelasNE 
197Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaNE 
198Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaLC 
199Peg-billed FinchAcanthidops bairdiNE 
200Nicaraguan Seed-FinchSporophila nuttingiNE 
201Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisLC 
202Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectusRR 

 * 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

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered