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Costa Rica is a world class destination for bird watching, Costa Rica protects over 119 000 acres of birdlife ecosystems, supporting Biological Corridors and National Parks in the Costa Rica’s Important Bird Area (IBAs BirdLife).
Though relatively small in size, Costa Rica is home to one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Encompassing 6 great ecozones and +12 ecosystems Costa Rica is home to 921 species of birds, so whether in cloud forest, humid lowlands, arid mountain peaks, dry forests, mangroves, or coral reefs, birds and nature are highly accessible to visitors.
Best time: It is posible to go birding in Costa Rica during the whole year, but the migration periods: the Autumn migration from North America to South America (Aug-Dec) and the Winter migration, when the birds return to the North (Jan-May), are the best seasons to find higher numbers of resident as migratory species.
The Costa Rica's Birding Hotspots Route is recognized by the Costa Rica Tourist Board and the Costa Rica's Ornithologist Association. Visiting the Hotspots you will discover the very best of Costa Rica's birds while you also support conservation programs.