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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Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Ibis Morito
Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis Ibis Verde
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Espátula Rosada
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
White Ibis Eudocimus albus Ibis Blanco

Tinamidae

Great Tinamou Tinamus major Tinamú Grande
Highland Tinamou Nothocercus bonapartei Tinamú Serrano
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui Tinamú Chico
Slaty-breasted Tinamou Crypturellus boucardi Tinamú Pizarroso
Thicket Tinamou Crypturellus cinnamoneus Tinamú Canelo

Trochilidae

Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri Ermitaño Barbudo
Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris Colibrí Pechinegro
Black-crested Coquette Lophornis helenae Coqueta Crestinegra
Blue-chested Hummingbird Amazilia amabilis Amazilia Pechiazul
Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cianura Amazilia Coliazul
Blue-throated Goldentail Hylocharis eliciae Colibrí Colidorado
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia Colibrí Patirrojo
Bronzy Hermit Glaucis aeneus Ermitaño Bronceado
Brown Violet-ear Colibri delphinae Colibrí Oregivioláceo Pardo
Canivet´s Emerald Chlorostilbon canivetii Esmeralda Rabiorcada
Charming Hummingbird Amazilia decora Amazilia Corona de Berilo
Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila Amazilia Canela
Coppery-headed Emerald Elvira cupreiceps Esmeralda de Coronilla Cobriza
Crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis Colibrí Garganta de Fuego
Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon assimilis Esmeralda de Panamá
Green-breasted Mango Anthracothorax prevostii Manguito Pechiverde
Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula Brillante Frentiverde
Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae Pico de Lanza Frentiverde
Green Hermit Phaethornis guy Ermitaño Verde
Green Thorntail Discosura conversii Colicerda Verde
Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus Colibrí Oregivioláceo Verde
Lesser Violetear Colibri cyanotus
Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris Ermitaño Pico Largo
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris Colibrí Piquilargo
Magenta-throated Woodstar Calliphlox bryantae Estrellita Gorgimorada
Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens Colibrí Magnífico
Mangrove Hummingbird Amazilia boucardi Amazilia Manglera
Plain-capped Starthoat Heliomaster constantii Colibrí Pochotero
Purple-crown Fairy Heliothryx barroti Colibrí Picopunzón
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaemus Colibrí Montañés Gorgimorado
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Colobrí Garganta de Rubí
Rufous-crested Coquette Lophornis delattrei
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl Amazilia Rabirufa
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird Lepidopyga coeruleogularis
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii Colibrí Pechiescamado
Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla Chispita Gorginaranja
Snowcap Microchera albocoronata Copete de Nieve
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia edward Amazilia Vientriblanca
Steely-vented Hummingbird Amazilia saucerottei Amazilia Culiazul
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia Colibrí Colirrayado
Striped-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis Ermitaño Enano
Talamanca Hummingbird Eugenes spectabilis
Veraguan Mango Anthracothorax veraguensis
Violet-crowned Woodnynph Thalurania colombica Ninfa Violeta y Verde
Violet-headed Hummingbird Klais guimeti Colibrí Cabeciazul
Violet Saberwing Campylopterus hemileucurus Ala de Sable Violáceo
Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula Chispita Volcanera
White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida Amazilia Pechiblanca
White-bellied Mountain-gem Lampornis hemileucus Colibrí Montañés Vientriblanco
White-crested Coquette Lophornis adorabilis Coqueta Crestiblanca
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora Jacobino Nuquiblanco
White-tailed Emerald Elvira chionura Esmeralda Coliblanca
White-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis castaneoventris Colibrí Montañés Coligris
White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila Pico de hoz