Costa Rica
Nicoya Peninsula

Peninsula de Nicoya Travel and Vacation Guide
Peninsula de Nicoya Travel and Vacation Guide

Birds of Costa Rica


Hoffman's Woodpecker

These two woodpeckers prefer the deciduous forests of the drier areas in Costa Rica.


The Hoffman's Woodpecker is frequently seen on the Nicoya Peninsula. It explores dead wood and barks for insect larvae, ants and beetles.

Lineated Woodpecker

The Lineated Woodpecker features a fancy bright red headdress (punkers happily recognize it as an iroquese).

With a body size of around 34 cm it is the biggest woodpecker of Costa Rica - together with its close relative the pale-billed woodpecker. The Lineated Woodpecker prefers lowland forest borders and other open woodland.