We offer information on birding in Costa Rica ,  and the complete bird list for Costa Rica, with 812 species with voucher.

The list of the birds of Costa Rica is presented with English common names, scientific names, and recommended Spanish common names:

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Accipitridae

Barred Hawk Leucopternis princeps Gavilán Pechinegro
Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor Gavilán Bicolor
Black-and-white Hawk Eagle Spizastur melanoleucus Aguilillo Blanco y Negro
Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis Gavilán de Ciénega
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyranus Aguilillo Negro
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Gavilán Aludo
Common black hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
Cooper´s Hawk Accipiter cooperii Gavilán de Cooper
Crane hawk Geranospiza caerulescens Gavilán Ranero
Creasted Eagle Morphnus guianensis Aguila Crestada
Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus Gavilán Gorgirrayado
Gray-bellied Hawk Accipiter poliogaster
Gray Hawk Buteo nitidus Gavilán Gris
Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis Gavilán Cabecigris
Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga Gavilán Negro Mayor
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja Aguila Arpía
Harri’s hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus Gavilán Piquiganchudo
Mangrove Black-Hawk Buteogallus subtilis Gavilán de Manglar
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis Elanio Colinegro
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Aguilucho Norteño
Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus Aguilillo Penachudo
Pearl kite Gramsonyx swainsonii Cernícaro
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea Elanio Plomizo
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Gavilán Colirrojo
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris Gavilán Chapulinero
Savanna hawk Buteogallus meridionalis
Semiplumbeous Hawk Leucopternis semiplumbeous Gavilán Dorsiplomizo
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter straitus Gavilán Pajarero
Short-tailed Kite Buteo brachyurus Gavilán Colicorto
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis Elanio Caracolero
Solitary eagle Buteogallus solitarius
Swainson’s hawk Buteo swainsoni
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus Elanio Tijereta
Tiny Hawk Accipiter superciliosus Gavilán Enano
White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis Gavilán Blanco
White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus Gavilán Coliblanco
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Gavilán Bailarín
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus Gavilán Colifajeado

Alcedinidae

Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona Martín Pescador Amazónico
American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea Martín Pescador Enano
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Martín Pescador Norteño
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda Martín Pescador Vientrirufo
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Martín Pescador Verde
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus Martín Pescador Collarejo

Anatidae

American Wigeon Anas americana Pato Calvo
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Pijije Común (Piche)
Blue-Winged Teal Anas discors Cerceta Aliazul
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera
Comb duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Pijije Canelo
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Cerceta Aliverde
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Porrón Menor
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Pato Cabeciverde
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus Pato Enmascarado
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata Pato Real
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Pato Rabudo
Northern Shoveler Anas Clypeata Pato Cuchara
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked duck Aythya collaris
Ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis
White-cheeked pintail Anas bahamensis
White-faced whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata