About Neotropical Birds

Birds of all shapes and sizes await just beneath the canopy of the Tortuguero National Park trees. Tortuguero National Park (47,000 acres) and the surrounding area is truly a birder's paradise. The beautiful swamp forests, freshwater sloughs, beach, river mouth and primary and secondary forest habitats support over 300 resident and migrant bird species.

Bird enthusiasts visiting Tortuguero can expect to see most of these bird species within a relatively small area from a variety of comfortable lodging options. View a detailed species checklist of Birds in Tortuguero.

What will I be doing on my Neotropical Bird Adventure?

The Neotropical Bird Adventure was developed for individuals to come see these unique and beautiful birds in person. Eco-Volunteers will be trained and assist researchers with mist-net capture stations, area search bird censuses and migration counts. Eco-Volunteers will learn to identify the local resident and migrant birds, and the basics of bird handling and data collection.

The work takes place in various settings including the rainforest, rivers, canals, and near the beach, and with both resident and migratory species. View a list of the birds that have been worked with as part of this Adventure.

During this Adventure you will also receive ample free time for relaxation and exploration of the local village and culture. There is so much to see and so much to do!

When is Neotropical Bird Season?

Spring (March - June)
Fall (August - November)
Click here for more information on session dates.

How can I join this adventure?

To ensure your place:
1) Submit the Online Registration Form or call STC at (800) 678-7853 for initial registration, confirmation of dates, and contact number for travel information.
2) Secure your reservation with a $200 deposit as soon as possible.

To sign up for any of our Eco-Volunteer Adventures please contact the Sea Turtle Conservancy as soon as possible by phone or e-mail, or fill out our convenient online form.

Space is limited, so get yourself or a group signed up fast!