International Expeditions’ nine-day Costa Rica expedition is a “MUST” for any nature enthusiast, as you can tell from the impressive species list compiled by our February guests and Master Naturalist travel guide Jonathan Sequeira. Here are just a few of the birds, reptiles, mammals and spiders they spotted. For a full list, check out the latest Costa Rica expedition report.


  • Anhinga
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Semiplumbeous Hawk
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Orange-chinned Parakeet
  • Red-lored Parrot
  • Western Long-tailed Hermit (hummingbirds)
  • Green Crowned Brilliant
  • Crowned Woodnymph
  • Dusky-capped Flycatcher
  • Tropical Kingbird
  • Three-striped Warbler
  • Bananaquit
  • Summer Tanager
  • Passerini’s Tanager
  • Orange-billed Sparrow
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Buff-throated Saltator



  • Mantle Howler Monkey
  • White faced Capuchin
  • Olingo