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Bird Watching Tour

Drake Bay is a haven for Costa Rica Birds

Drake Bay is an especially rich area for bird watching with more than 400 species calling the surrounding rainforest and coastline home, including the Red-headed manakin, scarlet macaw, and Chestnut mandibled toucan. You may even see birds that are endemic to the area such as the yellow-billed cotinga, black-cheeked anteater, Baird’s trogon, turquoise cotinga, and mangrove hummingbird.

The following table lists some of the birds found in Drake Bay and the Osa Peninsula:

Little Tinamou
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Pale-vented Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon
White-tipped Dove
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Magnificent Frigatebird
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Roadside Hawk
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Lesson’s Motmot
Yellow-throated Toucan
Laughing Falcon
Yellow-headed Caracara
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Mealy Parrot
Black-hooded Antshrike
Dot-winged Antwren
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Red-capped Manakin

Northern Bentbill
Mistletoe Tyrannulet
Bright-rumped Attila
Great Kiskadee
Lesser Greenlet
Long-billed Gnatwren
White-browed Gnatcatcher
Scaly-breasted Wren
Black-bellied Wren
Riverside Wren
Clay-colored Thrush
Spot-crowned Euphonia
Yellow-billed Cacique
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blue-black Grosbeak
Scarlet-rumped Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Buff-throated Saltator