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SOUTHERN COSTA RICA BIRDING TOUR

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COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:9 days, 8 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$3495
Group Price:$3195
Single Suppl:$350
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 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
2Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorSGSS
3Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusSGRS
4Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusCA,TAUS
5White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensisOSRS
6Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusSG,THSS
7Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiTHRS
8Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaOS,TASS
9<White-crested Coquette>Lophornis adorabilisOSSS
10Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisTHUS
11Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaSGAS
12Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaSG,THAS
13Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaSGAS
14Garden EmeraldChlorostilbon assimilisOSSS
15White-tailed EmeraldMicrochera chionuraTHOS
16Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiTASS
17Charming HummingbirdPolyerata decoraOSSS
18Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisTARS
19Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusTAOS
20Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisOSRS
21Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaOSRS
22Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisOSRS
23Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolorOSRS
24Crested OwlLophostrix cristataTASS
25Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataTASS
26Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumSG,THOS
27Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataTASS
28Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinnoSGAS
29Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiCA,OSUS
30Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaTAUS
31Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiCA,TASS
32Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenOSSS
33Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisOSOS
34<Barred Parakeet>Bolborhynchus lineolaSG,THSS
35Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataTAUS
36White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsTASS
37Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniSG,THSS
38Scarlet MacawAra macaoCA,OS,TAAS
39Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiCA,OSAS
40Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsSG,THRS
41Spot-crowned WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes affinisSGUS
42Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusSG,THOS
43Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusSGUS
44Long-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia linearisCASS
45Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusCAAS
46Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavumOSSS
47Mountain ElaeniaElaenia frantziiSG,THUS
48Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisSGUS
49Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusSG,THRS
50Yellowish FlycatcherEmpidonax flavescensSGAS
51Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsSGAS
52Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusSG,THSS
53Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesOSSS
54Mangrove VireoVireo pallensTAOS
55Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliSG,THSS
56Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaSG,THRS
57White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaTAOS
58White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisTAOS
59Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusSG,THSS
60Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniTHSS
61Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaCAUS
62Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisCA,OSUS
63Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusCASS
64Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusTAOS
65Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusCAUS
66Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusCAUS
67Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsSGUS
68Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisSG,THAS
69Mountain ThrushTurdus plebejusSG,THSS
70Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensTHAS
71Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusSGAS
72Elegant EuphoniaChlorophonia elegantissimaTHSS
73Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisTAOS
74Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansCAOS
75Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaTAOS
76Costa Rican BrushfinchArremon costaricensisOSRS
77Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniTHSS
78Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisTHSS
79Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisSG,THUS
80Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisSG,THUS
81Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysSGUS
82Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusSGAS
83WrenthrushZeledonia coronataSG,THOS
84Black-cheeked Ant-TanagerHabia atrimaxillarisOSOS
85Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiSGOS
86Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaSG,THAS
87<Peg-billed Finch>Acanthidops bairdiTHRS
88Streaked 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