Costa Rica will make a bird watcher out of anyone. Located in the neotropical region of Central America, over 900 bird species have been identified and recorded in this bird-rich country.
The part of Costa Rica we currently live in is known for it's extreme variety of colorful birds, and we spend most of our days on our balcony, birding out, with our camera, binoculars and bird book.
Here are some of our favorite bird photos we have taken from our yard:
Green Honeycreeper (male)
Green Honeycreeper (female)
A pair of Masked Tityras
A pandemonium of Mealy Parrots
A pair of Scarlet Macaws
A family of 16 Scarlet Macaws
Squirrel Cuckoo eating a Golden Orb spider
Every bird nerd should add Costa Rica to their lifetime bucket list. Particularly the Caribbean side of the country, and the Osa Peninsula, are both known as a birdwatcher's paradise. With toucans, macaws. parrots and vibrant, colorful tanagers surrounding you, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Kari Pinkerton Silcox
It would be a tragedy to die, having never really lived. Which is why my husband Andy and I quit our jobs, sold our house and decided to chase our dreams. We moved to Costa Rica without a plan, and this is the story of our adventure.