The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (Zona Tropical Publications)
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Reserve now and pay later – You can secure your spot on some of the most popular tours well in advance and not pay until closer to the day of the tour. The Traveler’s Wildlife Guide to Costa Rica is a wonderful book that fully deserves its endorsement by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Beletsky’s understanding and extensive experience of tropical ecology result in a clear, interesting, and useable guide. This tiny country has more diverse habitats and wildlife than almost any other place in the world, which makes the Guide’s accessible descriptions of them and their interactions all the more impressive. Rio Celeste is another beautiful waterfall that is famous for its bright blue water. Rio Celeste is a popular attraction to visit from Guanacaste Province and this particular tour includes transport from there. Alternatively, you can book this tour from La Fortuna or this tour from San Jose. See the wildlife
If you want to take a birdwatching tour from San José, then this tour is a great option. You’ll start early and head into Braulio-Carrillo National Park to see some of the best tropical birdlife that Costa Rica has to offer, including the rare bare-throated umbrellabird. La Fortuna is located in hot lowlands, but it’s also surrounded by mountains that are covered in rainforest, resulting in a diverse range of birdlife.We also saw lots of amazing birds on our mangrove kayaking tour in Puerto Jimenez. It’s one of the best spots to kayak in Costa Rica. What’s great about these two towns is that you’re also pretty much guaranteed to see some beautiful birds when you’re just strolling around, or chilling on the beach. Although it’s generally pretty rare, the ornate hawk-eagle can also be seen in lowlands forests throughout Costa Rica, and you’ll know one is nearby when you hear a whistling call that also sounds a bit like a hiccup! The snowy cotinga is the most common type you’ll find, as they can be seen regularly around the Caribbean lowlands. These mid-sized cotingas are white in color. Don’t have time to read the full article? These are a few of our absolute favorite bird watching tours in Costa Rica: Graced with bounteous natural beauty, a stable democratic government, and friendly citizens, Costa Rica has become a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Birds play a prominent role in attracting visitors, too. The shimmering quetzals, gaudy macaws, and comical toucans only begin to hint at the impressive avian diversity to be found throughout this small country."--from the Introduction This is the one field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica. It features descriptions and illustrations of more than 820 resident and neotropical migrant species found in Costa Rica, all in a compact, portable, user-friendly design. The detailed full-color illustrations show identifying features--including plumage differences among males, females, and juveniles--and views of birds in flight wherever pertinent. Additional features of this all-new guide include:
Of course, I still suggest getting the full coverage offered by Discover Cars, which covers you even more.Arenal Volcano is also one of Costa Rica’s top attractions. Arenal Volcano is located closest to the town of La Fortuna. You can book this full-day tour from La Fortuna that takes you to the volcano to hike, the famous La Fortuna Waterfall and even a hanging bridge – it’s a full day of adventure! Chase Waterfalls We’ll start by saying that there are really no bad places to go birding in Costa Rica – pretty much everywhere is good. The guide to Costa Rica’s amphibians, herpatofauna, and reptiles. This is a big book and not for the field but it’s one of our favorites on the bookshelf. Hundreds of fantastic color photos and detailed species accounts with range maps, breeding and much more The Osa Peninsula, Carara National Park, La Fortuna, and Piedras Blancas are all excellent places to spot toucans, although as we say, they are one of the more common birds you’ll see in Costa Rica.