Tour At A Glance





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Early starts are required to get the most of the itinerary. Birding walks will be mainly easy and of no more than 1km in length.

Group Size:

Six plus leaders

Black-cheeked Woodpecker Emerald Tanager Fiery-throated Hummingbird Great Curassow Resplendent Quetzal Keel-billed Toucan Margay Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Northern Jacana Amazon Kingfisher Fasciated Tiger Heron Cinammon Hummingbird

Costa Rica - Photography Tour

Date: 6th - 21st April 2018 [SPACES]
Leaders: Steve Cale and Local guide



Red-legged Honeycreeper


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. This is a specialist photographic tour, with the focus always being on spending time carefully approaching and watching wildlife at close range for the purposes of photography. We will use local knowledge to put our group in the right places at the right times, and also occasionally use hides to photograph specific target birds. 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 all of the key lodges to give us time to enjoy each location. Your tour leaders will be Steve Cale, 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.






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