If you are an avid birder and love to travel to off the beaten path destinations then we hope you will consider taking a trip to the beautiful Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Our tropical location in Drake Bay offers some of the best bird watching opportunities along the Pacific Coast of Central America. It is the ideal place for bird watching enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
The Beautiful Birds of Drake Bay
Birding enthusiasts are sure to be delighted when visiting Drake Bay because of the wide range of bird species: over 250 have been recorded by Aguila bird watchers around Drake and the waterfowl birds of the Terraba-Sierpe Mangroves that are available for touring. The brilliant Scarlet Macaw is a favorite for many visitors with its rainbow colored feathers. Other favorites include the graceful Mangrove Hummingbird, Baird’s Trogon, and the Black-Cheeked Ant Tanager which is now considered an endangered species.
When visiting Aguila de Osa, we recommend you take a tour with one of our experienced bird watching guides. These tours are educational and fun for all types of birders, and will help to ensure that you get to see as many different bird species as you can during your vacation in Drake Bay.
What to Bring Along While Bird watching in Osa Peninsula’s Drake Bay
Along with your camera and binoculars, you will want to bring along several necessities while you are out bird watching in the areas near Aguila de Osa. We recommend lightweight clothing designed for our warm tropical climate and wear comfortable shoes as you will be traveling by foot on sometimes rugged terrain. Pack lightly, but be sure to bring along snacks and water to enjoy along the way. Our guides will have a scope but be sure to take your camera gear…you do not want to miss out on getting that perfect shot once you begin exploring the diverse rainforest, mangroves and coastal habitats of the 250+ species that call the Osa Peninsula their home.