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Birding in Northern Costa Rica

Unique birding programs designed for travelers age 50+!

What makes Costa Rica a paradise for enthusiastic birders? An unparalleled list of 600 avian species call this tropical nation home year round, while an estimated 294 species make an appearance during their annual migrations. Add to your birding life list as you join expert naturalists in Costa Rica’s northern habitats for explorations of the lowlands of Sarapiquí, the wetlands of Caño Negro National Park, the lush rainforests of Arenal Volcano National Park and a private refuge along the Gulf of Nicoya.

Costa Rica Birding Tours
Costa Rica Birding Tours

Each Birding Adventure includes:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
Costa Rica Birding Tours

Favorite Experiences:

  • Search for Keel-billed Toucans and the endangered Great-green macaw at the La Selva Biological Field Station.
  • On a boat ride through the mangrove swamps in the Gulf of Nicoya, spot Mangrove Black Hawks and Mangrove Warblers.
  • Discover why Caño Negro is one of the few nesting spots for the endangered Jabiru Stork.



A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.