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Enjoy Costa Rica Birding LIVE with Cotinga Virtual Tours - It’s free to join!


Come join us for an incredible Costa Rica birding experience all from the comfort of your own home. Each tour will take you to some of our favorite birding and wildlife hotspots. You will be joined by our exceptional guides Paco Madrigal and Esteban Biamonte. This is the perfect opportunity to see a variety of colorful birds and wildlife from this beautiful country. Whether you’ve been to Costa Rica and would enjoy reminiscing or Costa Rica is in your future travel plans, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!


Plus the best part...Cotinga LIVE Virtual Tours are completely free to join! Each tour is one hour and we hope to have you enjoying the birds LIVE. Joining LIVE proves to be a valuable experience because you are able to ask your guides questions and get answers in real time. However if you aren’t able to make it to our tour, recordings will be available to watch at your convenience. (You can find them at the bottom of this page).


Cotinga LIVE Virtual Birding Tours are hosted on the Zoom platform by one of our Tour Coordinators. Then the real action is handed over to our expert guides who work as a team so you’re able to see as many species in one hour as possible. 


To register for any of our virtual tours, please click the “register now” button. You will be emailed your unique registration link and password to join. See you then!

The Costa Rican tourism industry has been hit devastatingly hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic and recovery is still terribly slow. To show support and solidarity to our guides and their families we encourage our viewers to leave a voluntary tip. No tip is too small or too large. Every tip is greatly appreciated and makes a huge impact on our local guides’ ability to support their families during these very challenging economic times.  Keeping ecotourism in Costa Rica alive is vitally important to conservation so join us to get a little taste of what you could experience on an in-person tour while helping to support ecotourism in Costa Rica.

Virtual Birding Dates:

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Date & Time: June 23, 2021 8:00 am Costa Rica Time (Costa Rica is on CST time, they do not observe day light savings)

Join us live at the Arenal Observatory Lodge, which offers breathtaking views of the jungle-covered Arenal Volcano. This is a birding and wildlife hotspot where the stunning natural beauty will astound you. Some of the species we hope to see include Montezuma Oropendola, Keel-billed Toucan, Great Curassow, Red-legged Honeycreeper, and Crested Guan to name a few. We may also be delighted by views of the CoatiMundis, and perhaps even Mantled Howler Monkeys or Central American Spider Monkeys.

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Paraiso de Quetzal
Date & Time: July 7, 2021 8:00 am Costa Rica Time (Costa Rica is on CST time, they do not observe day light savings)

Join us live as we explore an incredible birding hotspot in the misty highlands of Cerro de la Muerte. Paraiso de Quetzal’s hummingbird gardens are nestled in a private cloud forest reserve where you can enjoy beautiful, lively hummingbirds as well as the views this location has to offer. Some of the species we hope to enjoy include fiery-throated hummingbird, Long-tailed Silky- flycatchers, Volcano Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Talamanca Humminbird, and White-throated Mountain Gem among others. If we are really lucky, we may see the Resplendent Quetzal, a natural treasure of this forest.