Costa Rica Hummingbird Tours

Costa Rica Hummingbird Tours


Nearly everywhere you visit in Costa Rica; mountains, beaches, or even roadside cafes, you will find hummingbirds swarming around flowering plants and hummingbird feeders. We have selected the best Costa Rica attractions and activities to create this spectacular one-day tours just for you to enjoy while your stay in Costa Rica.

You could spend a whole trip sitting in any of our Vacation Rental Units, or in some of our suggested restaurants, looking at hummers as they continually flashed a spectrum of sparkling green, white, blue, and red hues.

The country's checklist boasts 54 species. These range from widespread to common, like Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, to rather scarce and local ones, such as Black-crested Coquette. The coquette hummers are among the tiniest birds in the world. To the bizarre White-tipped Sicklebill that can be found in the Osa Peninsula. This is a scarce and local foothill species found from Costa Rica to northern Peru as well found only in the mangrove swamps of the Pacific Coast. It's range is so limited that it is entirely endemic to Costa Rica, is the Mangrove Hummingbird.

On your Costa Rica Vacation, you can also view five species of hermits forage in Costa Rican woodlands, if we include Band-tailed Barbthroat as a hermit. These tend to be lowland forest species but some reach middle elevations (2000 m = 6500'), like the Green Hermit. The smallest is the Stripe-Throated Hermit, found in both Atlantic and Pacific lowlands, which is a recent split from Little Hermit of South America.

Another place to visit on your costa rica vacation is Mirador Cinchona on the slopes of Volcan Poas. There are feeders that attract many different species of hummingbirds. Species that can be observed, including the Green Hermit, and among the common species, the Coppery-headed Emerald. This is a Costa Rican endemic.

But Costa Rican hummers don't always have "hummingbird" in their names.

Such was the case with the white-necked Jacobin. This handsome hummer has a silky-white collar across the back of its neck to accent its deep-blue head, throat, and breast. The hummingbirds back and tail is grass-green, with the tail edged in the same silky-white as the neck collar.

We work with best hummingbird tour package that offer scheduled and customized small group birding tours in Costa Rica with maximum time in the field. Our bird watching tours are specially designed to take full advantage of your time in the country making the extra effort to find those always-exciting rare species. We have carefully selected the best combinations of birding locations to ensure the largest variety and number of species possible. Tell your rental agent you would like to add the bird watching package to your vacation to experience some of the best bird watching in the world.

From macaws, to hummingbirds and toucans – Costa Rica is home to over 800 species of birds. A paradise for bird watchers, there are more bird species in Costa Rica than in Canada and the United States of America combined. Despite the lure of activities like zip-line canopy tours, fishing Tours, kayaking, birding tours, horseback riding, scuba diving and scooter rentals.

The following 54 species of hummingbirds have been reported from Costa Rica, four species are endemic (one of which is endangered), five of Costa Ricas hummingbirds species are accidental and only one the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is migratory:

White-tipped Sicklebill
White-tipped Sicklebill

The White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in...more info
Bronzy Hermit
Bronzy Hermit

The Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aenea) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found primarily in Costa Rica, but also in Nicaragua and western Panama...more info
Band-tailed Barbthroat
Band-Tailed Barbthroat

The Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri) is a medium-sized hummingbird which is a resident breeder from southeastern Guatemala to western Ecuador and western Venezuela...more info
Green Hermit
Green Hermit

The Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy) is a large hummigbird that is a resident breeder from southern Central America (Costa Rica and Panama) south to northwestern South America....more info

Western Long-tailed Hermit
Western Long-Tailed Hermit

The Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus) is a large hummingbird that is a resident breeder in Venezuela, the Guianas, and north-eastern Brazil...more info
Stripe-throated Hermit
Stripe-Throated Hermit

The wing-coverts, mantle, nape and crown are dull iridescent green, the rump is pale rufous, the belly and flanks are buff, and the central underparts ...more info
Green-fronted Lancebill Green-Fronted Lancebill

The Green-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludovicae) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family...more info

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

The Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family...more info

Violet Sabrewing Violet Sabrewing

The
Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus, is a very large hummingbird native to southern Mexico and Central America as far south as Costa Rica and western Panama...more info
White-necked Jacobin White-Necked Jacobin

The White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) is a large and attractive hummingbird that ranges from Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and south Brazil. It is also found...more info

Brown Violetear Brown Violetear

The Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) is a large hummingbird that breeds at middle elevations in the hills from Guatemala south to Bolivia and eastern Brazil, and on Trinidad...more info

Green Violetear
Green Violetear

The Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) is an attractive hummingbird that is a resident breeder in highlands from south-central Mexico...more info
Green Breasted Mango
Green Breasted Mango

The Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) is a hummingbird from tropical America. Somewhat bigger than the ruby-throated hummingbird...more info
Violet-Headed Hummingbird Violet-Headed Hummingbird

The Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica...more info

Rufous-crested Coquette Rufous-Crested Coquette

The Rufous-Crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica...more info

Black-crested Coquette Black-Crested Coquette

The Black-Crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala...more info

White-Crested Coquette White-Crested Coquette

The White-Crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama...more info

Green Thorntail Green Thorntail

The Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii) is a small hummingbird that is a resident breeder from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. The green thorntail was a rather shy hummer with a glistening green back, a white band over its rump, and feathers in a blue-black tail that streamed out like frayed wires. The hummer's shyness was probably due to the aggressive behavior of the robust-sized magnificent hummingbird, which also occurs in the Arizona Mountains.

Garden Emerald
Garden Emerald

The Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis) is a small hummingbird that is an endemic resident breeder in Costa Rica and western Panama. It was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Blue-tailed Emerald. This is a species of open habitats, including bushy savanna, clearings, cultivation, and gardens. It can be found in the Pacific lowlands and hills, locally up to an elevation of 1500 m.

 

Fiery-throated Hummingbird Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

The Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) is a medium-sized hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe. This is a common to abundant bird of montane forest canopy above 1400 m, and also occurs in scrub at the woodland edges and clearings.


As you can see Costa Rica not only has the most species in the western hemesphere, but how beautiful coming across any of these magnificant birds during your stay here in Costa Rica can be. It's truly a magical experience for anyone to enjoy. Among just these few hummingbirds listed above, we have small tid-bits on even more hummingbirds that you can come across on a lovely tour:

White-tailed Emerald, Elvira chionura
The White-Tailed Emerald (Elvira chionura) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. More...
Coppery-Headed Emerald, Elvira cupreiceps
The Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps) is a type of hummingbird. It is endemic to Costa Rica. More...
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
The Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia) is a species of hummingbird endemic to subtropical moist forests and adjacent clearings of Middle America, from the Gulf slope of southeastern Mexico to Panama. White-tailed Hummingbird and Blue-capped Hummingbird are sometimes considered subspecies of this species. More...
Black-bellied Hummingbird, Eupherusa nigriventris
The Black-Bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. More...
Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica
The Black-Bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. More...
Violet-bellied Hummingbird, Damophila julie
The Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie) is a species of hummingbird in the Trohilidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru; it can occasionally be seen in Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird, Lepidopyga coeruleogularis (Rare or Accidental)
The Sapphire-Throated Hummingbird (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
The Blue-Throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl
The Blue-Throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila
The Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found from northwestern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. More...
White-bellied Emerald, Agyrtria candida (Rare or Accidental)
The White-Bellied Emerald (Amazilia candida) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. More...
Blue-chested Hummingbird, Polyerata amabilis
The Blue-Chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Charming Hummingbird, Polyerata decora
The Charming Hummingbird (Amazilia decora) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Mangrove Hummingbird, Polyerata boucardi (Endemic and Endangered)
The Mangrove Hummingbird, Amazilia boucardi, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found only in Costa Rica. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. More...
Steely-vented Hummingbird, Saucerottia saucerrottei
The Steely-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerrottei) is a medium-sized hummingbird that is a resident breeder from western Nicaragua to Costa Rica, and also in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. More...
Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanifrons (Rare or Accidental)
The Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Colombia. A turquoise-capped form known only from the Miravalles Volcano in Costa Rca may represent a separate subspecies or even species, the Miravalles or Alfaro's Hummingbird (Amazilia alfaroana), but its exact status difficult to judge, as there are no recent records and it is likely to be extinct. More...
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Saucerottia edward
The Snowy-breasted Hummingbird (Amazilia edward), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica, Panama and extreme north-western Colombia (near the border with Panama). More...
Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanura (Rare or Accidental)
The Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. More...
White-vented Plumeleteer, Chalybura buffonii
The White-Vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. More...
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Chalybura urochrysia
The Red-footed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia) is a large hummingbird that is a resident breeder from eastern Honduras to northwestern Ecuador. It is also known as the Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, but the Costa Rican subspecies C. u. melanorrhoa has a black, not bronze, tail. More...
White-bellied Mountain-gem, Lampornis hemileucus
The White-bellied Mountain-gem (Oreopyra hemileucus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. More...
Purple-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis calolaema
The Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus) is a hummingbird which breeds in the mountains of southern Nicaragua, northern Costa Rica and western Panama. This bird inhabits forested areas in hilly terrain, and is found at altitudes from 800 m to 2500 m. More...
Gray-tailed Mountain-gem, Lampornis cinereicauda (Endemic)
The Gray-tailed Mountain-gem (Lampornis cinereicauda) is a hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. According to recent studies (García-Moreno et al., 2006) it is a subspecies of the White-throated Mountain-gem, but about to become a distinct species, a process already completed by its relative, the Purple-throated Mountain-gem L. calolaema. More...
Green-Crowned Brilliant, Heliodoxa jacula
The Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) is a large robust hummingbird that is a resident breeder in the highlands from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. This hummingbird inhabits wet mountain forests including edges, gaps and tall second growth. It occurs typically between 700 m and 2000 m in altitude, mainly on the Caribbean slopes. More...
Magnificent (Rivoli) Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens
The Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) is a large hummingbird that breeds in mountains from the southwestern United States to western Panama. More...
Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti
The Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti) is a large hummingbird that breeds in the lowlands and hills from southeastern Mexico south to southwestern Ecuador. More...
Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii
The Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii, is a large-sized hummingbird. It is 11-12 cm long, and weighs approximately 7-8 g. Adults are colored predominantly metallic bronze on their upper-parts, tail, back and crown. More...
Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
The Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris, is a hummingbird that breeds from southern Mexico to Panama, from Colombia south and east to Bolivia and Brazil, and on Trinidad. More...
Magenta-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox bryantae
The Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae) is an attractive hummingbird that is a resident breeder in forest edge and scrub in Costa Rica and western Panama. Its nest is undescribed. More...
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris (Migratory)
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), is a small hummingbird. It is the only species of hummingbird that regularly nests east of the Mississippi River in North America. More...
Scintillant Hummingbird, Selasphorus scintilla
The Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) is the smallest hummingbird within its range, which includes only the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. More...
Volcano Hummingbird, Selasphorus flammula
The Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) is a very small hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica. This tiny endemic bird inhabits open brushy areas, paramo, and edges of elfin forest at altitudes from 1850 m to the highest peaks. It is only 7.5 cm long. The male weighs 2.5 g and the female 2.8 g. The black bill is short and straight. More...
Alfaros Hummingbird, Saucerottia alfaroana (Endemic)
The Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. More...


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