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)


Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Zopilote Negro
King Volture Sarcoramphus papa Zopilote Rey
Lesser Yellow-headed Volture Cathartes burrovianus Zopilote Cabecigualdo
Turkey Volture Cathartes aura Zopilote Cabecirrojo


American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Chorlito Dorado Americano
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Chorlito Gris
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris Chorlitejo Collarejo
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Chorlitejo Tildío o de Dos Collares
Pacific Golden-plover Pluvialis fulva
Piping plover Charadrius melodus
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Chorlitejo Semipalmado
Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus Chorlitejo Patinegro
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis Alcaraván Lagunera
Wilson´s Plover Charadrius wilsonia Chorlitejo Picudo


Jabiru Jabiru mycteria Jabirú, Galan Sin Ventura
Maguari stork Ciconia maguari
Wood Stork Mycteria americana Cigueñón