Birds of Prey of Costa Rica and the World
Another favorite birds of mine are the Birds of Prey. I normally work with the Costarican Raptor Foundation in many projects related to this birds. From educational project, to photography tours and workshops, you name it.
In this story you can glimpse over a small set of the many species that we have here in Costa Rica and also a couple species from South America as well.
The Ornate Hawk Eagle is one of the most beautiful raptors of the tropics. In Costa Rica is not easy to see, but good spots to look for it are near the Arenal Volcano National Park, Braulio Carrillo National Park and near the Volcan Tenorio National Park
Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor) look for it in pine and highlands forest throughout the Costa Rica.
White Hawks are beautiful, they can be seen in most rainforest in Costa Rica, Cinchona, Arenal National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park are good place to look for them.
Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) are the snake hunters specialist. You can normally see them in pretty much every forest of Costa Rica.
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) are normally hard to see in Costa Rica. Look for them in the very south of the country, nears Panamas border.
Red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) can be seen in the Highlands. San Gerardo de Dota, Monteverde, and Chirripo National Park are good places to look for them.
Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) are the most powerful raptors in the world. We travel to Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru, to try to image this individual.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) can be seen during the migration of the birds to South America. There are several good points where you can see them flying south.