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COSTA RICA IN 2020 with MAINE AUDUBON

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A birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Scarlet Macaws, and a long list of other fabulous tropical birds and specialties in a beautiful country with easy travel. And to top it off the tour will generate a $100-per-person donation to Maine Audubon, at no additional cost to you.

Our Costa Rica tour has been designed to sample many of the country's major habitats on a short tour while keeping travel time between sites to a minimum. Targeting many of Costa Rica's most charismatic bird species, we'll travel to the steamy Caribbean lowlands, up through the foothills and cloudforests of the bird-rich eastern slopes, into the gorgeous oak forests and the scrubby paramo of the high Talamanca mountains, and down into the transitional forests in the Pacific coastal lowlands. All along the way, we'll be staying in comfortable lodges or hotels, often with fantastic birding right outside our doors!

Some of the highlights on the Caribbean slope could include: Great Green Macaw and Snowy Cotinga in the vast forest reserve at La Selva, and the striking Ocellated Antbird and scarce Lattice-tailed Trogon at Braulio Carrillo NP.

In the highlands we'll seek out the spectacular Resplendent Quetzal and a host of Chiriqui specialties, from the delightful Collared Redstart to the dazzling Flame-throated Warbler and grumpy-looking Volcano Juncos. And on the Pacific slope, we'll watch for local specialties like Orange-collared Manakin and Fiery-billed Aracari at Carara NP, the very local endemic Mangrove Hummingbird along the coast, and Turquoise-browed Motmot and the odd Double-striped Thick-knee in the dry Guanacaste scrub.

Come join us and discover for yourself all the reasons why Costa Rica has long been a favorite destination for our guides and clients alike!

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...download the ITINERARY for this tour.

...download our REGISTRATION FORM.

...see the illustrated 2018 TRIPLIST for the Field Guides departure of a similar but slightly expanded itinerary. (Note that a few species, such as Three-wattled Bellbird, are not likely on our slightly shorter route for the MAS tour.)

...see the illustrated triplist for the 2017 Field Guides departure of a similar but slightly expanded itinerary.

...see the illustrated triplist for the first 2016 Field Guides departure of a similar but slightly expanded itinerary.

...see the illustrated triplist for the second 2015 Field Guides departure of a similar but slightly expanded itinerary.

...see other upcoming and completed Maine Audubon tours with Field Guides to other destinations.




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2020 Departure
Jan 15-25 ($3750)

Your Guides
Jesse Fagan
Doug Hitchcox

Tour Itinerary
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Past Triplists
2018 Field Guides with photos
(Note that this and other FG triplists are for a longer tour, and thus a few species, such as Three-wattled Bellbird, are not likely on the shorter MAS tour.)

Other Field Guides examples:
2017 with photos
2016 with photos
2015 with photos

Register
Registration Form

What to Expect
Good accommodations based in Phoenix and Tucson, easy to moderate terrain, cool to warm climate, mostly moderate drives.

Our staff travel agents can assist you with tour information, flight reservations and tour bookings. Contact us at (800) 728-4953

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