Birding Costa Rica

                                                                        Birdwatching with the locals

Costa Rica is a small country with the greatest  diversity of species per area in the world. Our country has a nice variety of habitats for birding, and many national parks, so it makes a birdwatcher`s paradise! 

Johan Fernández is BirdingCR CEO´s, he endeavors to share his knowledge of the incredible birds and natural beauty of Costa Rica. With his years of experience guiding birdwatchers from all over the world, Johan is ready and able to answer all questions to help make your birdwatching trip to Costa Rica both enjoyable and successful. His extensive knowledge of birds, combined with his desire to provide exceptional service, is the reason tours with Birding CR deliver the highest customer satisfaction. 

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About us.

Johan has worked as a guide from 2003, since then his passion about nature it been growing. In 2007 after amazing encounters with the birds of Carara National Park he decide to initiate a research about the birds of these National Park that leads him to create and organize the Christmas Bird Count of Carara National Park with Audubon National Society, in September of the same year Johan is part of the organizing committee of Shore Birds Count of Costa Rica, and during the first count he reported by first time to its country the Pacific Golden Plover. Johan is also co-founder of the Costa Rican Ornithologists Union, where actively participates in the various bird conservation programs, He currently studies the career Management and Protection of Natural Resources. Johan has conducted several bird’s inventories in various areas of Costa Rica so he has a great knowledge about the status and distribution of the Costa Rican birds. During several years as a birdwatching 

Why us?

We really owns the local knowledge about birdwatching in Costa Rica, we know how to found the birds! by going to the best location, habitats, we learned the sounds,

Brithish TV celebrity, producer and film maker, Nigel  Marven has worked at the BBC for well over a decade, in this time producing many primetime wildlife films including Life of Birds (with Sir David Attenborough). Nigel often visits Costa Rica and birds with Johan at the amazing rain forest at the Costa Rica`s Central Pacific region. 

Johan Fernández led Noah Strycker during his global big year. In 2015, Noah set a record for a worldwide Big Year of birding, seeing 6,042 of the world's estimated 10,400 bird species in a continuous journey spanning all seven continents from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. During his visit to Costa Rica we got a total 413 species in 7 days. 158 species were new for the big year project. That’s an average of 22.5 new birds per day, all week long!.  

In a photo blind at the Caribbean slope, photographing the magnificent King Vulture, in company of one the best bird photographers in the world Aaron Baggenstos

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