Bird Research in Costa Rica

Assist in the protection and study of both marine and forest birds while living and working in a Costa Rican rainforest.

Durations:  2 - 12 weeks

Program information

Discover the tropical habitat of Costa Rica while learning about and helping to preserve the diverse bird species in the region. Travel down the canals looking for birds on the river banks, and trek through the jungle paths looking for birds in the canopies above. Data gathered will be used to inform long-term conservation efforts along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.

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Included in your program

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Learn to pick and husk a coconut

Visit the world's oldest sea turtle research group

Meditate on the beach at sunrise

Take a jungle nightwalk and frog watch

Canoe along jungle river canals at dawn

Stargaze and learn the northern constellations

Hike an extinct volcano, Cerro Tortuguero

Visit a sustainable chocolate farm

Connect with our alumni
Want to connect with some of our past participants about their adventures? Get in touch with hundreds of friendly ambassadors all over the world who would be more than happy to answer any questions.
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Rhiannon Harrington

25 Nov, 2013
It was great to be in such an amazing location with people from all over the world and from all walks of life. Everyone wanted to get something different out of the trip, but essentially we all shared a common interest in conservation. It was brilliant to experience a completely different way of life in an environment so alien to my own. Everything I had studied at school suddenly became a reality and it was awe inspiring. I loved having the opportunity to work with such creatures as majestic and mysterious as marine turtles and know that few people will get the chance to have direct contact with them in their natural habitat. I was also pleased that we had the chance to see the country; I would have been disappointed had I not been able to visit other places in Costa Rica and not been able to participate in activities such as white water rafting and ziplining that the country is renowned for.

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