Costa Rica: Raptor Migration Spectacular

October 11-20, 2023

From: San Jose, Costa Rica
Participant Limit: 10
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $4,899 per person

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $750

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Costa Rica is well-known as one of the top birding countries in the world, but many birders don’t realize that this wonderful country hosts an incredible raptor migration. This tour will visit the amazing site of Kèköldi where millions of raptors pass overhead each autumn. Some of the raptor highlights could include King Vultures, thousands of Turkey Vultures, and thousands of Broad-winged and Swainson’s Hawks. If you have never experienced raptors migrating past by the thousands this trip will be sure to amaze!

In addition to Kèköldi we’ll bird at additional Costa Rican hotspots Rancho Naturalista and Hotel Quelitales. At Rancho Naturalista we will enjoy their fantastic meals while looking for some special species such as Snowcap, White-crowned Manakin, and Black-crested Coquette. At and around Quelitales we will enjoy species such as Coppery-headed Emerald, Black-bellied Hummingbird, Black-breasted Wood-Quail, Scaled Antpitta, Cabanis’s Ground-Sparrow, and mores. We’ll spend one day birding the higher elevations of Irizú Volcano looking for species such as Resplendent Quetzal, Volcano Junco, and Timberline Wren. We will also visit many other locations throughout this trip including feeder setups that will give us a chance for great looks at many hummingbirds, tanagers, and more!

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

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