Birdwatching in Costa Rica

Straddling the land bridge between North and South America and subject to warm tropical sunlight and abundant rainfall, this tiny country boasts an exceptionally high diversity of plant and animal life.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Although the main purpose of the trip was to attend a language school in order to improve my Spanish skills, I also made a point of observing as much of the flora and fauna as possible. Partly because so many of our so-called Canadian birds -- yellow warblers, Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks, to name a few -- overwinter here or at least pass through in migration, I have always wanted to learn more about the natural history, culture and language of this country.



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Potential in Bird Watching Tourism

January 2018

This year Costa Rica will focus on consolidating itself as a global destination, of a potential market of approximately 9 million tourists.

Global promotion to position Costa Rica as a destination will begin in 2018.  According to data from the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), the average tourist who visits the country spends 18 nights and spends $3,200, and in addition, prefers small lodgings, local food and crafts. 

Costa Rica: Bird Watching and Tourism

July 2017

An agreement with two Guanacastecan municipalities promises to improve conditions to strengthen this market niche, where the average tourist stay ranges from 16 to 25 nights.

The National Bird Route consists of 12 nodes or sites from which specific observation sites can be accessed which have high diversity of birds. Some of these nodes coincide with the Tourist Development Centers that are made up of several local communities, reserves or national parks, which extends the potential for tourist experiences associated with the route. 

Nicaragua: Birdwatching and Tourism

November 2015

The tourist sector is proposing to develop a long-term strategy be create a market segment aimed at bird watching tourism in the country.

Authorities from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism and entrepreneurs say the birding business generates significant revenue in markets such as Peru, where it "...

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