Birding Costa Rica

                                                                        Birdwatching with the locals


Quotes I had the honor of spending 8 days birding with Johan Fernandez in February, 2014. I say it was an honor because rarely does one get to spend so much time with such a skilled and accomplished guide and birder. His ability to locate and identify birds continually amazed us as we identified 310 species in those 8 days. He made sure we found every species on our wish list and it felt like he was just as excited as we were with each lifer. His skills also go beyond just identifying every bird call and flash of feathers. His knowledge and enthusiasm for all of the natural wonders of his native country was contagious. The locations, accomodations, food, guiding services, and company exceeded all of our expectations. I highly recommend Johan and won't hesistate to use him again when we return to Costa Rica. Paul Jaussi Oregon, USA Quotes
Paul Jaussi

Quotes We are back in Houston, Texas, after 16 days birding with Johan. This is our third birding trip to Costa Rica. The first two trips were arranged by another travel agency. There is no comparison. On this trip we saw 375 species including 88 lifers! Itinerary, accommodations, and other day to day details were seamless. Johan's birding skills and knowledge of local habitats and bird-finding sites are awesome. With persistence and patience he was able to locate virtually all of the birds we wanted to see. Countless "great birding moments" included spotting the Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant at La Selva, airport runway birding, and seeing two lifers in one binocular field. In addition to being a skilled birder, Johan is an excellent traveling companion. In our non-birding moments we shared interesting conversations and laughed a lot. In short, we give Tropical Feathers and Johan a 5 star rating. Thanks for a memorable experience. Alta and Dick Cate Quotes
Five starts tour!