Birding Costa Rica - Part 1
Birding Costa Rica (Part 1): An Overview of Birding in Costa Rica (with a focus on the Talamanca range, San Isidro Valley, Osa Peninsula, and the Pacific Coast) with brothers Tim Colborn and Jon Colborn
Costa Rica is a verdant tropical country teeming with wildlife! Birds in particular abound throughout the many provinces of this Central American paradise. Costa Rica is smaller than West Virginia, yet contains more than 900 bird species, nearly one-tenth of the world’s total. Toucans, Trogons, Motmots, Woodcreepers and more than 50 species of hummingbirds are among the draws for birders and naturalists from around the world to its tropical rainforests and other habitats. Costa Rica has set aside nearly one third of its land in national parks and preserves, from coastal lowlands to volcanic highlands.
In this program, the first of a two-part series, Tim will share an overview of the country's general ecozones and birding hotspots with an eye toward creating your own birding routes or helping you decide between tour company itineraries. He and Jon will share photos and experiences from their recent 16-day trip held earlier this year that focused on the Caribbean lowlands and a loop south though the Talamanca Mountains to the Southern Pacific Lowlands (including the Osa Peninsula) and back north to the Central Pacific Lowlands (including Carara National Park).
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