Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Intermediate, with early starts every day but mostly easy walking on good trails at a relaxed pace

Group Size:

Nine plus leaders

Green Honeycreeper Resplendent Quetzal White-throated Mountain-gem Wood Thrush Margay Crowned Woodnymph Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Scarlet Macaw Great Potoo Turquoise-browed Motmot Cocoa Woodcreeper Magnificent Hummingbird Collared Aracari Pale-billed Woodpecker

Costa Rica - Jewel of the Neotropics

Date: 8th - 19th January 2022 (SPACES)
Leaders: Ashley Saunders and Erick Castro



Yellow-throated Toucan


When birders think of the Neotropics, then Costa Rica tends to be the first country that springs to mind – colourful birds, a wonderful diversity of habitats in a small area, and a well developed tourism infrastructure. But there is more to it than that, and to discover why it is such an amazing place for birds requires an appreciation of the bigger picture. Vast areas of protected land, a blanket ban on sport hunting, and a keenness to educate its young people on the importance of conserving wildlife are just a couple of reasons why this is such a great country to visit. The ‘ticos’ as the Costa Ricans prefer to be known, are well aware of the magnificent natural resources they possess – not minerals or oil, but eco-tourism on a grand scale – join us with our friends at Cotinga Tours who will guide us around their wildlife-rich country on this diverse and bird-filled itinerary. Our tour offers the chance to visit all the main habitats on both the Caribbean and Pacific slopes, from the high mountain ‘paramo’ to the lowland primary forests. The itinerary is comprehensive, but not rushed, and we have included two nights in most of the key lodges to give us time to enjoy each location. Your tour leaders will be Jason Moss, assisted by a local guide, and you can expect to see in excess of 350 species of birds plus a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The terrain is mainly easy, with walking on good quality paths and seldom of more than one mile in length, making this a tour suitable for most levels of physical fitness. We also gaurantee a group size no bigger than nine particpants, with two guides at all times, meaning this is a tour where you can expect close attention and personal service, and a great chance to see all of the birds on offer without queueing for telescopes. We feel this is essential on a tropical birding tour, where you spend much time on forest trails looking for challenging birds. With Oriole Birding, expect a superior all round experience for your trip to Costa Rica!





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