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Costa Rica Birding Journeys Day Trips

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Costa Nera Hwy, Rio Tarcoles | Carara National Park, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
970-315-4023
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Birding the Rio Tarcoles with Randall Chavez

Three of us spent yesterday afternoon (May 30, 2018) birding near the mouth of the river Tarcoles... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Ken V
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New Tecumseth Ontario
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Full day of birding in Carara National Park and on boat trip on Tarcoles River

We (two couples) arranged for a private, full day trip with Birding Journeys to bird Carara by foot... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
gshav64
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Middleville, Michigan
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Costa Rica Birding Journeys is a tour operator for birding & photography trips in Costa Rica. Randall Ortega Chaves is the owner and operator of this company. He has 15 years of experience and is noted as one of the top birders and bird photographers in Costa Rica.He offers day trips, group and private multi-day excursions throughout the entire country. He is a certified naturalist guide through ICT, a member of the association of ornithology, and a nature photography instructor for the Institute of Tropical Studies of Costa Rica.
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Costa Nera Hwy, Rio Tarcoles | Carara National Park, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Three of us spent yesterday afternoon (May 30, 2018) birding near the mouth of the river Tarcoles on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our excellent guide was Randall Ortega Chaves of Mangrove Birding Journeys, supported by Leo Vuide, the tour organizer, and their boat...More

1  Thank Ken V
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We (two couples) arranged for a private, full day trip with Birding Journeys to bird Carara by foot and the Tarcoles River by boat. Sergio picked us up from Cerro Lodge at 6:45 and we headed to Carara National Park. We birded the parking lot...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We are relatively new ornithologists The delightful Randall took us around Jaco in which time we saw no less than 95 different species He corroborated this with a check list It was a wonderful learning experience and one i would hope to repeat I wholeheartedly...More

1  Thank davethedrill
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Every time we come to Costa Rica we contact Randall to take us birding. He knows more about birds than anyone I have ever met. He is always informative, kind, and a delight to spend the day with. If you are a birder, you should...More

6  Thank marshaoak
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Randall Ortega Chaves is a man passionate about the preservation and protection of Costa ‘s rich natural beauty, habitats, and wildlife. He uses that passion and his skills as a birder and a photographer to promote this land he loves. It doesn’t matter what your...More

4  Thank bobbyjkay
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

As a first visit to Costa Rica Randall's birding tour was a wonderful opportunity to see the country. He took us to 4 locations, giving us a chance to see different areas and the birds there. Randall is an excellent birder, focusing on getting his...More

2  Thank lkwd2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Our group included my parents with limited-mobility being in their late 60s, my 1 year old daughter, and myself. While Randall lives in Tarcoles, he will do tours anywhere in the country. Since we have been birding in CR before, Randall found the perfect location,...More

12  Thank GringalovesTico
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We just returned from a tour booked with Randall Ortega Birding Journeys. It was fabulous!!! We were concerned when Randall was already booked but we spent the week with his assistant, Sergio Ulate, and he proved to be a veritable encyclopedia of bird knowledge. We...More

7  Thank Itzbev
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

The Jungle Crocodile Safari was breathtaking. The Boat ride up the Tarcoles Rica cruise has clean rest rooms, local handicrafts, and knowledgeable river guides. We were given a bird Book as our boat left the dock and as we rode the river, our guide pointed...More

3  Thank Barrbara B
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

I recently spent 3 weeks birding with Randall Ortega with a friend from Adelaide Australia. We are both experienced “hard core” birders. To say that Randall is a good bird guide would be a huge understatement. He is without doubt one of the very best...More

7  Thank Lloyd055
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