A bird watcher’s dream! Few places boast so many different birds in such a small area—820 species (more than all of the United States and Canada combined) have been reported in Costa Rica, including 75 different families like 51 species of hummingbirds, 48 warblers, and 45 tanagers. Protected by a world-renowned national park system, and well-studied by scientists from around the world, the land bridge of Costa Rica is where the fauna of two continents meet and mingle, making its birding and wildlife opportunities exceptional and exciting.

Independent Birding Ventures

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An Independent Birding Venture (IBV) to Costa Rica is like a “mini-tour” — guides are available during your stay at delightful, small eco-lodges. With Naturalist Journeys’ IBVs, you pick the start date, the length, and the activity level. Designed for two or more people, travel with that special someone, a family member, or a group of friends. IBVs are great for photographers and for couples or friends with varied interest in birding.

Peg Abbott of Naturalist Journeys has over 25 years experience guiding and exploring Costa Rica. What we list below is just a sample. We often recommend following one of our Guided Group Tour routes, which also works well as an IBV. The main concept is to blend time in two or more geographic regions of the country so you see a good variety of birds, mammals and landscapes, and that you make good choices taking into account the country’s weather patterns and seasons. A direct call to Peg makes your planning easy! Toll-free: 866-900-1146.

The chart below gives example pricing; each request is given a current price quote as we check lodge availability.

Next steps? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Feel free to contact us with questions.
1. Choose your dates.
2. Choose your lodges.
3. Call (866) 900-1146 or email travel@naturalistjourneys.com.

Each Costa Rica IBV is custom-planned. Pricing ranges from $2590 – $3650 per person and depends on the lodges you select and the length of your stay. Please call a travel planner to arrange your Costa Rica IBV today.

Suggested Combinations Include: Pricing
Costa Rica across the Divide: La Selva, Rancho Naturalista & Carara
Please inquire.
Costa Rica across the Divide: Rancho Naturalista, Savegre & Carara
Please inquire.
East Side Costa Rica: La Selva, Rancho Naturalista & Savegre Lodge
Please inquire.
Mountains and Lowlands: Maquenque Lodge and Monteverde
Please inquire.
Mountains and Lowlands: Cano Negro and Bosque de Paz
Please inquire.

Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available upon request.

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Photo credits: Banner: Green Thorntail, Willy Alfaro; Orange-collared Manakin, Bud Ferguson; Museum Replica Ox Cart Painting, Peg Abbott; Golden-hooded Tanager Feeding, Peg Abbot; Passion Flower, Willy Alfaro; White-faced Capuchin Mother and Baby, Peg Abbott; Savegre River, Willy Alfaro.


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