Birding or bird watching is a very rewarding activity in Costa Rica with well over 700 species to watch for. In Fact Although Costa Rica is a small country, it is in the bird-rich neotropical region and has a huge number of species for its area. 894 bird species have been recorded in the country (including Cocos Island), more than in all of the United States and Canada combined.
How do you keep track of all the amazing individuals you may see? In the past you needed at least a pencil and notebook but today with all types of communication possible the best way is digitally. In support of the integration of tech with nature we would like to share this great link to Understand birds of all types at The Cornell Lab. Also recommended are e lists or electronic lists of birds which you can fill out on your phone or computer to save to your profile for comparison and study. All your data contributes to real time science, which was only a dream for avid nature lovers and travelers a few decades ago, and this may help us all learn what and how we need to respond to natures changes all around the world.