For casual birders and serious enthusiasts alike, Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula offers some of the best birding on the Pacific coast of Central America. Our Greg Gund Conservation Center and Piro Biological station are located in the southwest corner of the peninsula, an area prized in the country for remote, intact wilderness. At the intersection of two important biological corridors, our conservation properties include diverse old growth rainforest, secondary forest, freshwater streams, and coastal habitat ideal for spotting a good range of Osa’s 460+ species.
Scarlet Macaw - Alan Dahl
Our unique birding itineraries are designed to make these habitats accessible to birders of all kinds and to maximize the chances of seeing some endemic species, limited in range to the Osa and western Panama, such as the Mangrove Hummingbird, Baird’s Trogon and the endangered Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager and Yellow-billed Cotinga (pictured below). Itineraries also include excursions to other great birding sites in the area and many chances to see a diversity of other wildlife as well.
Yellow-billed Cotinga - Glenn Bartley
Our trips are led by trained naturalist guides who are intimately familiar with the tropical bird species of Osa, and their habitat throughout the surrounding rainforest. In addition to lots of birding, participants attend evening talks, nocturnal excursions and presentations by our staff of biologists and conservation professionals.
Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager - Gianfranco Gomez
Visitors stay at the Greg Gund Conservation Center with breathtaking views toward Corcovado National Park and the Pacific Ocean. Our facilities provide the perfect setting for fantastic birding opportunities. One may see a White-crested Coquette or Turquoise Cotinga right from their front door.
Guest House at Greg Gund Conservation Center - Kory Kramer
Cabins at the Piro Biological Station - Emily Angell
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