Animals on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Costa Rica offers birders unrivalled birdwatching: the list of birds has topped more than 850 * resident and neotropical migrant bird species which is all the more amazing considering the fact that Costa Rica isn't much bigger than the state of New Hampshire.
225 species of the birds in Costa Rica are travelers like you: migratory birds from North America who choose to hibernate in Costa Rica.
The best time for spotting birds is during nesting season which reaches its peak from April to June and continues until August.
To see a large sampling of the country's bird life, you should travel to different parts of Costa Rica. But you can also just walk a few steps from one hill to the other or from the coast up a river estuary to experience another birds habitat.
* In 2009 the Ornithological Associacion of Costa Rica
welcomes an additional 5 more species in Costa Rica.
You can download the Official List of Birds of Costa Rica 2009 (pdf File, 71 KB).
Birds described in the Nicoya Peninsula Wildlife Guide:
A Guide to the Birds of
The standard book for expert bird watchers
The Birds of Costa Rica:
A Field Guide
For novice and expert
Costa Rica Birds:
A pocket guide for a brief overview