Maps

Locations

Some insert maps below can only be enlarged to approximate areas. For good country or regional maps, please the Costa Rica Guide website maps section. For an overall map of birding hotspots in Costa Rica and the country checklist see the birdwatching Costa Rica website.

Arenal Volcano - middle elevation rainforest

Interesting species:

  • Ocellated Antbird
  • Bare-crowned Antbird
  • Lovely Cotinga
  • Tawny-faced Gnatwren

Braulio Carillo NP - middle elevation rainforest

Interesting Species:

  • Lattice-tailed Trogon
  • Pale-vented Thrush
  • Emerald Tanager
  • Black-and-Yellow Tanager

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge - wetland

Interesting Species:

  • Boat-billed Heron
  • Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  • Black-collared Hawk
  • Sungrebe

Carara National Park - Pacific lowland rainforest

Interesting Species:

  • Streak-chested Antpitta
  • Black-faced Antthrush
  • Scaly-throated Leaftosser
  • Golden-crowned Spadebill

Cinchona, Waterfall Gardens - high elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Coppery-headed Emerald
  • Black-bellied Hummingbird
  • Prong-billed Barbet
  • Costa Rican Warbler

Guanacaste Province - dry scrub, some forest

Interesting Species:

  • Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
  • Double-striped Thick-knee
  • Yellow-naped Parrot
  • Banded Wren

Heliconias Lodge - middle elevation rainforest

Interesting Species:

  • Tody Motmot
  • Nightingale Wren
  • Northern Schiffornis
  • Carmiol's Tanager

Irazu Volcano - high elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Timberline Wren
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Flame-throated Warbler
  • Volcano Junco

La Selva Biological Station - low foothills

Interesting Species:

  • Slaty-breasted Tinamou
  • Green Ibis
  • Semi-plumbeous Hawk
  • White-ringed Flycatcher

Manuel Antonio NP - Pacific rainforest

Interesting Species:

  • Fiery-billed Aracari
  • Double-toothed Kite
  • Tawny-winged Woodcreeper
  • Black-hooded Antshrike

Monteverde Cloud Forest- cloud forest

Interesting Species:

  • Resplendent Quetzal
  • Golden-browed Chlorophonia
  • Three-wattled Bellbird
  • Azure-hooded Jay

Northern Mountain Parks - mid-elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Lesser Ground-Cuckoo
  • Elegant Trogon
  • Tody Motmot
  • Red-throated Ant-Tanager

Osa Peninsula - low elevation forest, foothills

Interesting Species:

  • Marbled Wood-Quail
  • Striped Woodhaunter
  • Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager
  • Crested Oropendola

Palo Verde NP - wetland, dry scrub forest

Interesting Species:

  • Thicket Tinamou
  • Limpkin
  • Jabiru
  • Snail Kite

Rancho Naturalista - mid elevation rainforest

Interesting Species:

  • Snowcap
  • Dull-mantled Antbird
  • Russet Antshrike
  • Tawny-chested Flycatcher

San Gerardo Field Station - mid-elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Highland Tinamou
  • Black-headed Antthrush
  • Gray-throated Leaftosser
  • Bare-necked Umbrellabird

San Isidro - Pacific rainforest, pastureland

Interesting Species:

  • Turquoise Cotinga
  • Tropical Mockingbird
  • Streaked Saltator
  • Costa Rican Brushfinch

Cloudbridge Nature Reserve - high forest

Interesting Species:

  • Resplendent Quetzal
  • Barred Becard
  • Slaty Flowerpiercer
  • White-winged Tanager

Santa Rosa National Park - dry forest

Interesting Species:

  • Orange-fronted Parakeet
  • Black-crowned Antshrike
  • Nutting's Flycatcher
  • Rufous-capped Warbler

Savegre - high elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Spotted Wood-Quail
  • Sulphur-winged Parakeet
  • Dusky Nightjar
  • Flame-colored Tanager

Tapanti NP -mid and high elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Barred Hawk
  • Streaked Xenops
  • Golden-bellied Flycatcher
  • White-eared Ground-Sparrow

El Copal - middle elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Ochre-breasted Antpitta
  • White-crowned Manakin
  • Tawny-chested Flycatcher
  • Ashy-throated Chlorospingus

Virgen del Soccoro - mid-elevation forest

Interesting Species:

  • Red-headed Barbet
  • Fasciated Antshrike
  • White-ruffed Manakin
  • Crimson-collared Tanager

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