Actually, this small country of only 51,100 Km2 hosts up to 876 species, of which 600 are residents, therefore drawing birdwatchers from around the world.
In Costa Rica, there is some for everybody, from the already familiar to these neo-tropical species to the one looking to discover these creatures in their natural habitats for the first time.
Costa Rica birdwatching boasts: 876 species, 64 families, 6 endemics, 64 endemics shared with neighboring Panama, 16 of the 21 endemics of Central America.
The particular geography of the country, squeezed between 2 oceans (Atlantic & Pacific) and with 2 mountain ranges occupying half of the territory (culminating at 3820 mts), explains such diversity.
Located in the Central American isthmus, Costa Rica constitutes the limits of distribution of species of respectively South America and North America, as well as a temporary home and passage way for migrants.