Costa Rica - Volcanoes, Wetlands, & Rainforests

San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

VB
181 reviews
Nov 10 - 21, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8
Costa Rica - Volcanoes, Wetlands, & Rainforests
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

181 reviews

$NaN
Nov 10 - 21, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

Our 11-day exploration of this bird-rich nation begins in the marvelous shadow of the Arenal Volcano. This is one of the best places in Costa Rica to find a number of species, including Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Talamanca Hummingbird, Yellow-eared Toucanet, Northern-emerald Toucanet, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Rufous Motmot, Spotted Antbird, White-tipped Sicklebill, Brown-hooded Parrot, Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, and many more.  Next, we visit the magnificent Cano Negro wetlands. Here we will take two boat trips searching for a number wetland species including numerous waders, Russet-naped Wood-Rail, Southern Lapwing, Bay Wren, Crested Guan, Northern Jacana, Black-headed Trogon, Yellow-headed Caracara, Tawny-chested Flycatcher, Sungrebe, and many more. Next we head to the Pacific slope and lowlands. Palo Verde National Park is a great place for Giant Anteater, White-faced Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, and American Crocodile, in addition to all the birds. We then continue to the highlands near Monteverde, and the lush cloud forests where Resplendent Quetzals reside. The birding reserves of Curicancha and Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve are bustling with birdlife. Here we can expect yet more key hummingbirds from Coppery-headed Emerald and Violet Sabrewing to Magenta-throated Woodstar, plus additional treats like Silver-throated Tanager and Highland Tinamou. Finally, we finish on the Pacific slope, with a visit to the lowland forests of Carara National Park, where we hope to find the stunning Orange-collared Manakin, Fiery-billed Aracari, Streak-chested Antpitta, Baird’s Trogon, Scarlet Macaw, and so much more. We also will enjoy a boat trip through the mangroves of the Tarcoles River, where we look for the endemic Mangrove Hummingbird plus Mangrove Vireo, Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Boat-billed Heron and more. 


What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until October 1, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$5,495
Deposit: $500
Single Traveler
Available until October 1, 20224 left

For those wanting their own room

$6,275
Deposit: $500
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Ventures Birding Tours
181 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

We came for the birds and the birds came for us! Really enjoyed our experience with Kevin Burke, who led us to multiple locations throughout the day in search of spring migrants. Kevin was attentive, informative, relaxed, and he made sure that we saw what he saw (or heard). And there were a lot of good ones, including Wilson's Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo. We had such a great experience that we can't wait to sign up for our next trip!
By Stephen P for Spring Migration in Henderson County on 08 May, 2022
Trip had us walking along the Green River which provided opportunities to see various warblers but even more were heard by our small group. Kevin shared some of his favorite birding sites with us so that added to the success and enjoyment of the morning.
By Harry Y for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
We had a great time!! Kevin was an awesome guide and we saw many birds!!
By Foye C for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
Had a terrific time with Kevin in the Green River Gamelands! Managed to get in a fabulous assortment before the projected rain deluge began in the early afternoon. The company and leadership were first rate. I got a lifer, the Swainson’s warbler, and one of the participants got 4 lifers! Can’t wait for the next trip!
By Toni M for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
For North American birders seeking a nice way to learn about many of the warblers that pass through or nest here in the spring and summer, this tour is for you. The guide was expert and knew where to find various special in the Asheville NC area. We were transported in a clean safe van. Some trips required up to 30 minutes on unpaved but maintained roads (in case that matters to you). The evening meals at local restaurants organized by the tour guide were a highlight. I would go again.
By John B for Warbler Weekend Spring 2022 - 2 on 04 May, 2022
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