Pro Birding

Let us take you on a journey into the secret life of Costa Rican birds.

Rise with hundreds of bird calls along the Tarcoles River; feel and see the sun shining; and the wildlife waking-up. Mangrove Birding Journeys offers you the best birding and nature experience in the area. The boat tour will take you through 3hours of unrivalled moments in nature, and for those seeking endemic birds, there is the chance to see Mangrove Hummingbird, Vireo, Warbler, and Flycatchers etc. 

Or, join us to capture that magnificent golden light of the afternoon; to catch good views of the roosting areas in which birds gather together after a long day; to hear raptors, such as Laughing Falcon, calling loudly until the daylight fades; to see flocks of Scarlet Macaws returning to the mangroves to sleep; to capture great views of shore birds and waders along the mud flats, banks, and puddles.

We have identified over 347 bird species in the area; along the river mangroves, and on our private property. Other birds found here include: Ibis, Anhinga, Cormorants, and Pelicans. It is also possible to see Frigatebirds bathing in large groups; Ospreys dive-bombing for fish; 5 species of Kingfisher, including the second smallest in the world, the American Pygmy; 9 other species of parrot; 14 species of Heron; and a favorite among many, the Roseate Spoonbill. We will travel slowly in order to see as many species as possible. 

At MBJ we understand quality and quantity; we offer you both; an experience not to be missed.

  • 3 hour boat ride 
  • Professional binoculars included (adults only)
  • Visit to 3 ecosystems: mangrove, estuary, and riparian forest
  • Drink and snack on the boat
  • Available daily
  • Transportation available
  • Price: $70 pp
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Tennis shoes or closed sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (optional)
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