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Monday, December 10, 2012

Bird Watching and Counting in Costa Rica

2012 Christmas Bird Count is here!

Scarlet Macaw - Costa Rica Bird Watching at Rainforest Adventures

We love Christmas. While other people may count gifts or blessings, at our Costa Rica nature parks, we count birds.Bird lovers and those looking for something unique to do with the family can again travel to Costa Rica to participate in the annual Costa Rica Christmas Bird Count by the National Audobon Society.

The Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count event starts December 20 on the Rainforest Adventures Pacific park near Jaco and on December 28th at the Rainforest Adventures Atlantic park near Braulio Carillo National Park.

Together with the Union de Ornitologos de Costa Rica, we are pleased to invite you to the our Costa Rica parks to take part. R.S.V.P as soon as possible by calling (506) 2257-5961 ext. 214 or by sending your email to

This important work helps build the database on the behavior of migratory bird species. The event happens all over the Americas and we are so happy to participate. The Annual Audobon Christmas Bird Count is one of the most important educational and scientific events in the world bringing together about 50,000 bird watching aficionados in 2,000 spots in the Americas.

According to the National Audobon Society, during the 2010 bird count, the species most observed at our Costa Rica Nature park on the Atlantic was the white collared swift or Streptoprocne zonaris while in our Pacific park it was Hirundo rustica or the Barn Swallow.

King Vulture in Costa Rica spotted during the Audobon Christmas Bird Count.
King Vulture in Costa Rica, spotted during
the Audobon Christmas Bird Count.
(courtesy of Union de Ornitologos de Costa Rica)
The image on the right is of the King Vulture – the Rainforest Adventure iconic bird of 2012 and a favorite for bird watching in Costa Rica. The image is with permission of the Union de Ornitologos de Costa Rica.

What species do you hope to see?

Annika Bratt
V.P. Sales & Marketing

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With tours and excursions in Panama and award winning, adrenaline-inducing adventure parks in Costa Rica (both Pacific and Atlantic), Saint Lucia, Jamaica and Mexico, Rainforest Adventures locations serve as ecotourism attractions, nature reserves and wildlife refuges. Since 1994, the company has been combining unique rainforest adventures such as aerial trams, bobsleds and zip line rides, with exceptional, multi-lingual naturalist guides, giving each guest an educational, adventurous, sustainable and unforgettable rainforest experience. For more information, visit


Bird watching is one of those activities you may not think of when you are on a vacation. However, its one of the amazing activities you will enjoy in a tropical island.

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