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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Name (English) Scientific name Nombre (español)


Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Págaro Colilargo
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Págaro Parásito
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarius Págaro Pomario
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki


Bare-shanked Screech Owl Megascops clarkii Lechusita Serranera
Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata Lechuza Blanco y Negro
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Central American Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium griseiceps Mochuelo Centroamericano
Costa Rican Pygmy Owl Glaucidium costaricanum Mochuelo Costarricense
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata Buho Penachudo
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Mochuelo Común
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Buho Grande
Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata Lechuza Café
Pacific Screech-Owl Megascops cooperi Lechucita Sabanera
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Buho de Anteojos, Oropopo
Striped Owl Pseudoscops clamator Buho Listado
Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops choliba Lechucita Neotropical
Unspotted-Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridwayi Lechucita Parda
Vermiculated Screech-Owl Megascops guatemalae Lechusita Vermiculada


Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii Piquero Patiazul
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Piquero Moreno
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Piquero Blanco
Nazca Booby Sula granti
Peruvian Booby Sula variegata
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Piquero Patirrojo