Birding Regions of Costa Rica

A fine selection of birding hotspots

The various birding regions of Costa Rica are described in detail in the region pages. They include descriptions of the habitat, climate and bird species that may be encountered there. Occasionally the geographical history is touched upon.

We’ve also provided some descriptions of the lodges in those regions which will help shape an idea of what to expect.

Arenal Volcano Area

Carara National Park

and Tarcoles River

The Osa Peninsula

and Golfo Dulce Region

Valley of El General, the Land of

Doctor Alexander F. Skutch

Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge

Bijagua de Upala and Tenorio Volcano

San Vito de Coto Brus

La Selva Biological Station, Braulio Carrillo National Park and Cope’s Bird Feeders

San Gerardo and  

Providencia de Dota

Vara Blanca, Cinchona and Poás

Boca Tapada, Laguna de Lagarto

Rancho Naturalista and Surroundings