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LocalAventura Tour: Beginner Birding Tour in Monteverde

Beginner Birding Tour in Monteverde

Experience the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica while learning how to identify and spot hundreds of bird species in the forests of Monteverde!
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4.5 hrs

Monteverde

1 ~ 5

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Description

This Monteverde birding tour is the perfect way to experience the unique, rare, and diverse wildlife of Costa Rica while exploring a new hobby! Monteverde, Costa Rica is home to over 250 species of birds and is the ideal location to begin your birding adventures. The tour begins with a brief explanation of birdwatching basics. You will learn how to train yourself in noticing and identifying colors, foods, behavior, sizes, rareness, and sounds. You will also be guided through the dynamics of the Monteverde forests while learning how to use binoculars and telescopes. Finally, you will also begin to master how a birder’s mind works, how to start a bird list, and how to carefully observe the birds you find in the forest throughout your day. During the trip, be sure to look out for bellbirds, quetzals, orange-bellied trogons, hummingbirds, and more!

This is sure to be an adventure you won’t ever forget! Afterwards, you’ll be fully equipped with the knowledge of an experienced birdwatcher, the images of all the vivid, colorful birds you’ve seen, and the special sensation of having been immersed in Costa Rican wildlife.

 

Itinerary:

  • Get picked up by your transportation bright and early at 6:30 AM.
  • Embark on your tour at 7 AM.
  • At 8:30 AM, take a small break for some granola bars, water, or other snacks.
  • Be immersed in nature and birding from 9 to 10:30 AM.
  • At the end of the trip, get dropped off back at your accommodations at 11 AM.

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is suitable for those 16 years old and older.
  • Exceptions may be made, so please contact us for more details.

What's Included

  • Private guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Binoculars
  • Spotting scopes
  • Field guides
  • Mid-morning snack

Recommendations

  • Layers for cool or warm weather
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Camera

Gallery

Marcos

I grew up cattle ranching in Guacimal, just 30 minutes away from Monteverde. When I was 19, I headed to Alberta, Canada to learn English. Afterwards, at 20, I dove into my work as a nature tour guide, growing with the company I worked for, perfecting my English, increasing my knowledge of the world’s flora and fauna, and training other budding guides. Along the way to my current work leading guided tours in Monteverde, I was also able to work in the U.S. in Boulder, Colorado. Not only have I lived in North America, I also have dual citizenship in U.S. and Costa Rica!

Through my experiences, I have developed a deep passion for nature and conservation. Today, I strive to bring all my heart and soul into my tours. I also love to go on off-the-beaten path adventures to give travelers a one-of-a-kind journey.

When I am not guiding, you’ll find me on my farm taking care of the cows, making the farm more sustainable, or spending time with my wonderful wife and 2 lovely daughters. You can often hear me talking excitedly about anything from Costa Rican history to politics to soccer.
 

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