Costa Rica is an impressive place for avian and general wild life, listing over 910 species (AOCR 2014, CR Ornithological Association) but this country is about the size of West Virginia in USA. Located in the middle of the continent receives the influence of birds from North and South America, including cotingas, antbirds, tinamous, toucans, hummingbirds, quetzals, quails, warblers, sandpipers, etc. Built by coast lines (Caribbean and Pacific), high mountain ranges and extended lowlands create a fantastic land to explore. Meanwhile in other countries you need to take domestic flights or drive 8 hours to see different environments, mixed habitats can be found here in less than 3 hours’ drive.
A great variety of birds within a small country makes Costa Rica a perfect destination for bird watchers and nature travelers.