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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Tyrannidae

Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens Mosquerito Verdoso
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum Mosquerito de Charral
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Black-capped Flycatcher Empidonax atriceps Mosquerito Cabecinegro
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus Mosquerito Colicorto
Black-headed Tody Flycatcher Todirostrum nigriceps Espatulilla Cabecinegra
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Mosquero de Agua
Black-tailed flycatcher Myiobius atricaudus
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarhynchus pitangua Mosquerón Picudo
Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus Mosquerito Pechirrallado
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus Arila Lomiamarilla
Brown-capped Tyrannulet Ornithion brunneicapillus Mosquerito Gorricafé
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus Copetón Crestipardo
Cocos Flycatcher Nesotriccus ridgwayi Mosquerito de la Isla del Coco
Common Tody Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum Espatulilla Común
Dark Pewee Contopus lugubris Pibí Sombrío
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer Copetón Crestioscuro
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Tirano Norteño
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Pibí Oriental
Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris Piquiplano de Anteojos
Fork-Tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Tijereta Sabanera
Golden-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes hemichrysus Mosquero Vientridorado
Golden-crowned Spadebill Platyrinchus coronatus Piquichato Coronirufo
Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis Mosquero Cabecifris
Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Tirano Gris
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Copetón Viajero
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Bienteveo Grande
Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata Elainia Verdosa
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Mosquerito Chebec
Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis Elainia Sabanera
Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus Mosquero Coludo
Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii Elainia Montañera
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina Mosquerito Cafecito
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe Mosquerito Chillón
Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare Piquitorcido Norteño
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher Sublegatus arenarum Mosquerito Matorralero Norteño
Nutting´s Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi Copetón de Nutting
Ochraceous Pewee Contopus ochraceus Pibí Ocráceo
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus Mosquerito Aceitunado
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Pibí Boreal
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus Mosquerito Ojimanchado
Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus Mosquerito Cejigris
Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis Copetón Colipardo
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius Mosquero Pirata
Rough-legged Tyrannulet Phyllomyias burmeisteri Mosquerito Picocurvo
Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus Mosquero Real
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus Mosquero Colirrufo
Rufous-browed Tyrannulet Phylloscartes superciliaris Mosquerito Cejirrufo
Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra Plañidera Rojiza
Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis Bienteveo Alicastaño
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus Mosquerito de Yelmo
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus Tijereta Rosada
Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus Mosquerito Cabecipardo
Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus sylvia Espatulilla Cabecigris
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris Mosquerito Orejinegro
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis Mosquero Cejiblanco
Southern Beardless-Tyranulet Camptostoma obsoletum Mosquerito Silbador
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus Mosquero Listado
Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus Piquichato Norteño
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris Mosquero Vientriazufrado
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius Mosquerito Lomiamarillo
Tawny-crested Flycatcher Aphanotriccus capitalis Mosquerito Pechileonado
Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea Mosquerito Guardarríos
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Tirano Tropical
Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus Pibí Tropical
Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus Mosquerito Moñudo
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus Pibí Occidental
White-ringed Flycatcher Conopias albovittatus Mosquero Cabecianillado
White-throated Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis Mosquerito Gargantiblanco
White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus Piquichato Gargantiblanco
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii Mosquerito de Traill
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Elainia Copetona
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris Mosquerito Vientriamarillo
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum Mosquerito Cejiblanco
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus Mosquerito Coroniamarillo
Yellow-margined Flycatcher Tolmomyias assimilis Piquiplano Aliamarillo
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens Piquiplano Azufrado
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola Mosquerito Amarillo
Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens Mosquerito Amarillento

Tytonidae

Barn-Owl Tyto alba Lechuza Ratonera

Vireonidae

Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Vireo Bigotudo
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius Vireo Solirario
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys Vireo Montañero
Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus Vireón Esmeraldino
Lesser Greenlet Pachysylvia decurtatus Verdillo Menudo
Mangrove vireo Vireo pallens Vireo de Manglar
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus Vireo Amarillento
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Vireo Ojirrojo
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis Vireón Cejirrufo
Scrub Greenlet Hylophilus flavipes
Tawny-crowned Greenlet Tunchiornis ochraceiceps Verdillo Leonado
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus Vireo Canoro
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Vireo Ojiblanco
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis Vireo Cabecigris
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons Vireo Pechiamarillo
Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo carmioli Vireo Aliamarillo