ABA Costa Rica Rally

With over 900 recorded species, Costa Rica’s avian biodiversity is surprisingly rich, especially in relation to the country’s small size. Join us on a 6-day rally to discover the abundant species of neotropical birds and other wildlife inhabiting the lush lowlands of north-central Costa Rica. Our itinerary includes visits to the famed Organization for Tropical Studies La Selva Biological Station, Braulio Carrillo National Park, and El Tapir Private Reserve, among other birding hotspots. Between majestic trogons, colorful tanagers, various flycatchers, and energetic hummingbirds, we’ll have an excellent opportunity to seek out some of Central America’s most beautiful resident, migratory, and endemic birds and to learn about its unique fauna and flora. Presented by the ABA and Holbrook Travel.

  • Bird by boat during a ride on the Puerto Viejo River and watch for species like the Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Sunbittern, Neotropic Cormorant, Anhinga, and Ringed and Amazonian Kingfishers.
  • Visit the Organization for Tropical Studies La Selva Biological Station, where more than half of Costa Rica’s bird species have been recorded and studied for over 50 years.
  • Take guided hikes through Braulio Carrillo National Park and El Tapir private reserve to look for species found at slightly higher elevations.
  • Participate in a reforestation activity with the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center.
  • Enjoy free time for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, horseback riding, zip lining or a coffee tour to acquaint you with Costa Rican culture.


To be determined


2019 ~ March 3 – March 8


$1725 per person, double occupancy from San Jose, Costa Rica

Land cost only. Does not include international airfare. Single room supplement $220


In accordance with the bylaws of the American Birding Association, the Board of Directors has set the date for the next Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Time and place are 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the American Birding Expo, to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456 

The official Notice of the Meeting and the Proxy will be distributed to members on or after July 24, 2018, but no later than September 12, 2018

Please click here for location, electronic proxy ballot and other details >>