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Costa Rica, August 9 - 13, 2008, author Jim Holmes (added September 8, 2008)
(Rancho Naturalista and Tapanti: Black Guan, Snowcap, Tawny-chested Flycatcher, Purplish-backed Quail Dove, and Brown-billed Scythebill)

Costa Rica 28th March -12th April 2004, author Stuart White (added September 30, 2005)
(San Gerardo Valley, 2 Bare-necked Umbrellabird, 4 Three-wattled Bellbird, Palo Verde, 2 Great Currasow)

Costa Rica - March - 2009, author Steve Bird (link created September 27, 2009)
(WORLD RECORD Again! 589 species seen on our classic tour - no one does it better)

Costa Rica, May 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 10, 2004)

Costa Rica, 18th January - 4th February 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 10, 2004)

Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica, June 11th - 14th 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 10, 2004)

Costa Rica, 14th - 31st March 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 10, 2004)

Costa Rica - Frogs, Sweat and Tears, 18th April - 5th May 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 10, 2004)

Costa Rica: July 10th - 19th 2003, author Mike Nelson (added October 24, 2011)
(OTS, Arenal, Monteverde, Carara)

Panama and Costa Rica - August 2012, author Sander Bot (link created October 2, 2012)
(Canal area, Western Highlands)

Costa Rica – December 13-23, 2011, author Brad Weinert (link created October 15, 2012)
(Snowcap, Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Long-tailed Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Jacamar)

Costa Rica, January 18-26, 2009, author Brad Weinert (link created October 15, 2012)
(Violet Sabrewing, Green-crowned Brilliant, Resplendent Quetzal)

Costa Rica - July 22 - August 2, 2012, author Brad Weinert (link created October 15, 2012)
(Gartered Trogon, Semiplumbeous Hawk, Great Curassow, Tinamou, Hummingbirds)

Eastern Pacific Cruise - October 29th - November 22nd 2009, author Gail Mackiernan (link created October 1, 2010)
(California, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Chile, Yellow-footed Gull, Galapagos, De Fillipe's and Juan Fernandez Petrels, Hornby's Stormpetrel, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet)

Costa Rica 18/1 – 10/2/2010, author Frank Hemmings (added May 8, 2010)

Costa Rica - March 29th - April 12th 2013, author Dave Horton (added May 17, 2013)
(Two week loop tour from Poas to La Selva via Talari, Carara, Monteverde, Bosque La Paz)

Costa Rica Jan/Feb - 2009 Birdseekers, author Steve Bird (link created May 16, 2009)
(Keel-billed Motmot, Sunbittern, Snowy Cotinga, Mangrove Hummingbird, Kinkajou, Otter and much more - Superb Report)

Costa Rica Easy! - Jan - 2009 Birdseekers, author Steve Bird (link created May 12, 2009)
(Easy pace tour, Keel-billed Motmot, Sunbittern, Resplendent Quetzal, boat trips, volcanos, hummingbirds and much more)

Costa Rica - March 2007, author Mark Gurney (added May 10, 2007)
(La Selva, Palo Verde, Cerro de la Muerte, Carara)

Costa Rica - 4th March to 24th March 2007, author Chris Wormwell (added March 28, 2007)
(the highs and lows of central american birding)

Costa Rica, March 17th - 26th 2004, author Charles Spagnoli (added March 26, 2010)
(Monteverde, Montezuma, Black-and-white owl, Orange-collared manakin, Spectacled antipitta)

Costa Rica by Car, author Jim Peterson (link created March 25, 2009)
(Guanacaste, Carara, Monteverde, American Pygmy Kingfisher, La Selva)

Costa Rica - Central Pacific - January - March 2005, author Charles Hamel (added March 19, 2007)
(Tarcoles, Scarlet Macaw, Mangroves)

Costa Rica - Jan 2008, author Gina Nichol (link created March 13, 2009)
(Keel-billed Motmot, Sungrebe, Central American Pygmy-Owl, Mangrove Hummingbird, Coppery-headed Emerald, Resplendent Quetzal, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Zeledonia)

Costa Rica - Birding Trip Report - December 2007, author Noah Gaines (added March 11, 2008)
(Golfito, Monteverde)

Costa Rica - January - February 2007, author Michael Packer (added March 1, 2009)
(White-lined Tanager, Great Curassow, Violaceous Trogon)

Costa Rica: June 28th - July 12th, 2012, author Mike Nelson (added June 9, 2013)
(Resplendent Quetzal, Coppery-headed Emerald, Osa Peninsula)

Costa Rica Pacific High-Low Adventure Jan 18th - Feb 4th, 2007, author Michael R. Boatwright (added July 26, 2007)
(Tico Tours, Total bird species observed/heard: 375)

Western Costa Rica - 2000-2006, author Jim Peterson (link created July 24, 2006)
(Guanacaste, Cano Negro, Liberia, Carara, Upala, Hacienda Baru, Nicaraguan grackle, American Pygmy Kingfisher)

Costa Rica - June - July 2012 - Birding & Sightseeing on a Budget , author Gerhard Geldenhuys (added July 22, 2012)

Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica, author Richard Sutton (added July 13, 2007)
(Rancho Naturalista is a lodge that is dedicated to birders. It has for long held an enviable reputation as one of the best birding destinations in Costa Rica. I am happy to report that it continues to merit its excellent reputation.)

Costa Rica - Rancho Naturalista, author Kevin Easley (added January 8, 2007)

Costa Rica, November 8-10 2006, author Robert Unsworth (added January 15, 2007)
(Rancho Naturalista review)

Costa Rica (South & East), 25th January – 8th February 2003, author The Travelling Naturalist (link created February 3, 2005)

Costa Rica, 1 - 18 January 2010, author Peter Van Herp (added February 19, 2010)
(Braulio Carillo, La Selva, Rancho Naturalista, Tapanti, San Gerardo de Dota, Cerro de la Muerte, Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Carara, Tarcoles river, La Ensenada Lodge, Hacienda Solimar, Las Heliconias Lodge)

Costa Rica: January 5th-25th, 2014, author Mike Nelson (added February 12, 2014)
(Rancho Naturalista, Cano Negro, Guanacaste, Osa Peninsula, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl)

Costa Rica Caravan Tour - 29th January - 7th February 2011, author James Lundberg (added February 11, 2011)

Return to Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica - October 2008, author Richard Sutton (added February 10, 2009)
(with images by Richard Garrigues, Michael Woodruff and Lou Hegedus )

Costa Rica - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge & Bosque del Rio Tigre - November 20 - 29, 2009, author Michael Fleming (added December 5, 2009)
(Laguna del Lagarto Lodge & Bosque del Rio Tigre)

Costa Rica 4th - 14th December 2004, author Georges Olioso (added December 27, 2004)
(Savegre, Villa Lapas, Selva Verde Lodge, Quetzal, Black Guam, Hummingbirds, Mammals, Amphibians, Reptiles)

Costa Rica - Ranco Naturalista - from recent trip - September-December 2006., author Andrew Walker (added December 21, 2006)
(Rancho Naturalista)

NW Costa Rica Trip Report Guanacaste Province - October 2007, author Jim Rose (link created December 20, 2007)
(Santa Rosa, Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste, Panama Beach)

Costa Rica, author Clayton Burne (link created December 11, 2010)
(Selva Verde, La Selva, Arenal, Monteverde, Santa Elena, Great Curassow, Great Green Macaw, Squirrel Cuckoo, Violet Sabrewing, Resplendent Quetzal, Immaculate Antbird, )

Costa Rica - 20 May – 11 June 2014, author Jon Hornbuckle (added August 25, 2014)
(Yellow-breasted Crake, Uniform Crake, Buff-fronted Quail-Dove, Great Green Macaw, Tody Motmot, Black-crowned Antpitta, Thicket Antpitta, Lovely Cotinga, Yellow-billed Cotinga, Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo)

Costa Rica Jan 30th-Feb 6th 2005: Tarcoles, Rancho Naturalista, Tapanti National Park, author Ryan Shaw (added April 8, 2005)
(Tarcoles River, Carara National Park, Rancho Naturalista, Tuis River Valley, Tapanti National Park, Silent Mountain)

Carara National Park, Costa Rica, author Charles Hamel (added April 7, 2007)
(Orange-collared Manakin, Baird's Trogon, Scarlet Macaw)

Costa Rica - January - February 2004, author Birdseekers (added April 7, 2005)
(with photos of Fasciated Tiger-heron, Lanceloated Monklet, Resplendent Quetzal and Snowcap)

Costa Rica - Rancho Naturalista - April 9-12, 2007, author Ron Freed (added April 24, 2007)

Costa Rica - March - April 2008, author Anna Gallés (added April 20, 2008)
(La Selva, Cordillera Talamanca, La Amistad, Las Cruces, Corcovado, Carara, Great Green Macaw, Resplendent Quetzal, Black-faced Antthrush, Solitary Eagle, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Great Potoo, Short-tailed Nighthawk)

Costa Rica, 1st - 10th April 2012, author Noah Gaines (added April 19, 2012)
(km 70, Cerro de Muerte, Savegre, Golfito, Las Cruces, Bosque del Rio Tigre.)

Costa Rica - April 2010, author Neil Whiting (added April 17, 2010)
(Caravan Tour)


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