OSA BIRDER WATCHING AND FOTOGRAPHY
Birding Watching Experince
We are a tour agency whose purpose is to share our passion about the wonders of birdlife with people that visit us from around the world. We will help you create a personalized itinerary according to your interests and the birds you wish to watch. We provide tours that range from one to 15 day. We also provide all-inclusive packages and transportation from your arrival to Costa Rica until your departure.
We have specialized guides that will take you to the ultimate locations for sightings or photographs.
Birds Diversity and Birding Hot Spots
Birds in the Osa Peninsula are dispersed into the wide variety of habitats found in this region. To take advantage of these wildlife wonders it is necessary to travel around the area by vehicle to hit all the birding Hot Spots. The tours are organized according to your wishes and our experience as bird specialists.
Lower temperatures during the first morning hours are the best time for birds to move without wasting much energy.
Fruit and nectar specialist are the first active birds moving into the interior forest.
From 4:45 am you start to hear the first bird vocalizations such as wood creepers, Macaws, and parrots.
Trees are full of fruits and flowers during the first hours of the mourning attracting an important quantity of birds like nectar specialists and fruit eaters, and due allowing us to watch species such as hummingbirds, honeycreepers and Cotingas.
Insectivore bird species wait patient the two fist hours of day. They are more active from 6:45am to 8:45am. The reason for this behaviour is that insects are cold blooded, so they leave their hiding places only until the environment temperature gets higher allowing their bodies to function.
Birds have time for everything in the rainforest. Some activities are necessary during the day. For example, cleaning themselves is important to maintain a beautiful plumage. Reproduction will ensure the future of the specie. And of course resting to recover their energy. This natural behaviour occurs usually from 8:45am to 10:45 during the morning and from 3:45pm to 5:45pm during the afternoon.
Tours & Packeges
We offer a variety of tour options from a half day to a 15 day package. Please let us know about your trip interests and we will plan a customized bird watching experience just for you!
Corcovado National Park
The most recommended area for bird watching in Corcovado National Park are the trails in Sirena. There are 2 main ways to enter the park, from Puerto Jiménez or Drake Bay. Boat transfer is the most accessible way to visit the park. Sirena station is only 15 minutes’ walk from where you unload from the boat at Park.
They are five hiking trails in the surroundings of Sirena Ranger Station. As an aerial view all the thails makes a petals of a flower. The trail paths are easy walking. You will pass through little creeks on your way. Depending on the season they will be dry or flowing steadily. You will explore a secondary and primary forest. It takes about two hours to walk every trail, with the exception of Rio Claro Trail. It is the longest one and takes around 3 hours.
There are two main rivers that flow down by each side of Sirena Ranger Station. They meet with the Pacific Ocean and create two important deltas; Río Sirena and Rio Claro. Those important ecosystems are home to great variety of wildlife, and birds form part of this natural balance. An early bird watching walk in the morning to Rio Sirena will allow you to observe variety and vast quantity of bird species in the most diverse place on the earth.
We recommend to do at least one overnight tour for an ideal birding experience.
Waking up early in the morning and listening all the birds singing makes you feel like you are in an avia paradise.
Bird watching in the mangrove
Experience a bird watching while kayaking through the Golfo Dulce to than start entering into the mangrove forest, during the low tide you will observe water birds and shore birds, juvenile pelagic species use to explore the Golfo Dulce waters.
In the surrounding of the Golfo Dulce there are important deltas with majestic mangrove forests, an important food sour and home for an many migratory species. Subcolinies of shorebird inhabit this deltas during their wintering season. Some resident species use this areas for breeding, nesting or feeding.
This is one of the most famous places in Costa Rica for sighting the Yellow-billed Cotinga. This species is in a high range of danger and found only in the Osa Peninsula. Rincon is an area with a great biodiversity and endemism, thus becoming home to many interesting species.
Osa Tropical Rain Forest
This pristine land is located in the Golfo Dulce Reserve. It was created in 1974, three years after Corcovado was decreed as a National Park. It is home to unique and rare species makes this place a bird paradise. Javier`s family have had the pristine of living in harmony with nature since 1987, Protecting 32 hectares of last remaining tropical rain forest of central America. Between Corcovado National Park and Osa Conservation. The most instances place on the earth biologically speaking
Puerto Jimenez Bird watching
The diversity of birds in Puerto Jimenez allows us to sight an assortment of species in an easy to walk area. The stroll visits three different habitats: urban life, mangrove, and coastal area species. This tours is around 4 hours and it is recommended even for families with kids.
Ecoturistico la Tarde
Ecoturistico La Tarde is positioned in pristine land a to observe a great variety of fascinating endemic birds species. It is well known for having an important concentrated endemism. From the garden are you will observe many of those birds that come out from the interior forest for feeding in the forest edges and surroundings of this garden