Costa Rica is described as "Nirvana for birders" by the Eyewitness Travel Guide edition for Costa Rica. There are 830 differend species of birds in tiny Costa Rica, more than the 700 in the USA and Canada combined.
I don't profess to be a birder. I like to watch (and photograph) birds, but I am not an expert. Fortunately, I have several reference books to help me with some of the information I am posting about the wildlife and plants of Costa Rica.