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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Anhinga Anhinga anhinga Pato Aguja o Aninga


Black Swift Cypseloides niger Vencejo Negro
Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila Vencejo Cuellicastaño
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Vencejo de Paso
Costa Rican Swift Chaetura fumosa Vencejo Costarricense
Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris Vencejo Lomigrís
Great Swallow-Tailed swift Panyptila sanctihieronymi
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis Vencejo Tijereta Menor, Macuá
Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei Vencejo de Cherrie
Vaux´s Swift Chaetura vauxi Vencejo Común o Grisáceo
White-chinned Swift Cypseloides cryptus Vencejo Sombrío
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris Vencejo Collarejo


Limpkin Aramus guarauna Carao