New Ranking of Birding Lodges

On January 5, 2020 I did a Blog Post 2020 Ranking of My Birding Lodges, which is now out of date and it even included Nicaragua and Panama lodges, where today’s is only Costa Rica and I have included the multiple trips to places I repeat with each bird count, but only those with 10 or more birds photographed by me. Even on eBird I count only the ones I get a photo of. These are from my birding visits since 2015, my first year living in Costa Rica.

Montezuma Oropendola at Arenal Observatory

The Feature Photo at top is my Treehouse Room at Maquenque Lodge, Boca Tapada.

And the 2021 Rankings by number of species are . . .

2021 Ranking of Costa Rica Birding Lodges by # of Bird Species Photos

I added links to the trip gallery on those with 30+ birds. Others can be found in CR TRIPS Gallery chronologically. There are some great birding experiences here!

# BirdsLodge Name, Location MonthYear
61Maquenque Eco-Lodge, Boca TapadaJul2020
53Maquenque Eco-Lodge, Boca TapadaJan2019
49Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano NPNov2019
49Selva Verde Lodge Sarapiqui + Dave & Dave’sDec2016
45Rancho Humo, Palo Verde NPNov2018
45Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Piedras Blancas NPOct2018
44Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Hotel, MonteverdeApr2019
38Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano NPDec2020
35Rio Tarcoles Jungle Crocodile SafariFeb2020
35Dante Corcovado Lodge, Los Patos Ranger StationMar2018
35El Copal & Tapanti NP together, OrosiFeb2018
35Tambor Tropical Resort, Tambor BayDec2017
33Selva Verde Lodge SarapiquiMay2019
32Punta Leona Hotel & Carara NP together Mar2019
30Macaw Lodge, Carrara NPJun2019
30Turtle Beach Lodge, TortugueroFeb2019
30Rancho Naturalista, TurrialbaDec2015
27Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano NPMay2018
26Rancho Naturalista, TurrialbaJul2017
24Hacienda Guachipelín, Rincón de la Vieja NPOct2019
23El Silencio Lodge, Bocas del ToroFeb2021
23Savegre Lodge, San Gerardo de DotaJan2021
23Rio Tarcoles Jungle Crocodile SafariDec2016
22Xandari Resort, AlajuelaJul2019
21Caño Negro visit from Arenal Observatory LodgeDec2020
21Rio Tarcoles Jungle Crocodile SafariFeb2018
20El Silencio Lodge, Bocas del ToroSep2020
20Hotel Cristal Ballena, UvitaSep2019
20Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero NPFeb2016
19Si Como No Manuel Antonio + Damas Island Sanct.Dec2018
19Caño Negro visit from Celeste Mtn Lodge, TenorioMar2017
19Monteverde club trip, 2 cabinsMar2016
19Villa Lapas, Tarcoles & Carara NPAug2015
17Hotel Banana Azul, Puerto Viejo + SamasatiSep2017
17Rio Tarcoles Jungle Crocodile SafariFeb2015
15Xandari Resort, AlajuelaJan2020
15Xandari Resort, AlajuelaJul2018
15Almonds & Corals Tent Hotel, ManzanilloSep2016
15 Los Campesinos Lodge near QueposMay2016
14Rio Tarcoles Jungle Crocodile SafariJul2017
14Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake BayMay2017
14Rio Chirripo Lodge & Cloudbridge ReserveSep2015
13Cerro Lodge + Carara NPMay2016
13Bribri Yorkin Indigenous Reserve, Caribe SouthAug2015
12Tapirus Lodge, Braulio Carrillio NPDec2019
12Villa Caletas, JacoJul2019
12Mariam’s Quetzales Cabinas, San Gerardo de DotaSep2015
11Hotel Banana Azul, Puerto Viejo de TalamancaAug2019
11Rio Tarcoles Jungle Crocodile SafariApr2017
11Celeste Mountain Lodge, Tenorio NPMar2017
10Tempisque River Boat, Palo Verde NPAug2016
Deck of My Room at Selva Verde Lodge, Sarapiqui.

¡Pura Vida!

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