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A Week in Costa Rica - Introduction to Neotropical Birding

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March 23 - March 29, 2018

If you’ve always wanted to go birding in Costa Rica — or never taken a birding trip abroad at all — this program is a great introduction to the Neotropical birds of Central America. Holbrook’s local birding guides are experts at identification by both sight and sound, and they’ll help ensure your group spots as many species as possible.

Despite its small size, more than 900 types of birds have been recorded in the country. Combine that with its accessibility and its friendly people, and Costa Rica is a perfect destination for beginners and more advanced birders alike. Plus, you’ll discover fascinating wildlife like frogs, monkeys, bats, and sloths.

• Take guided hikes in primary and secondary rainforest of the Sarapiqui Valley, which provides habitat to a number of bird species, including the endangered Great Green Macaw.

• Get a different perspective of the rainforest from atop the 100-meter suspended walkway at Tirimbina Biological Reserve for the chance to see species that spend their time within the forest canopy.

• Watch for species like the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Crested Guan, and Spectacled Owl at the world-renowned La Selva Biological Station.

• Search for the highly sought-after Resplendent Quetzal in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota.

Cost is based on double occupancy; for a single room throughout the trip add $200 per person. A $200 per person deposit and enrollment form are required to reserve your space on the trip no later than November 23, 2017. This deposit is refundable excluding a $100 cancellation fee until December 18, 2017, at which time non-refundable final payment is due. Travel/trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.

For a trip itinerary, click here. (http://www.duvalaudubon.org/images/files/DD-AE-BT-CR-18-Duval-Audubon1.pdf)

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