Off the Beaten Path: Custom-Trip Planning for Birding Costa Rica with Erica Guttman and Mike Melton

Off the Beaten Path: Custom-Trip Planning for Birding Costa Rica with Erica Guttman and Mike Melton

Planning Consultations with Erica Guttman and Mike Melton

With about 900 species and a government that supports the eco-tourism economy and reforestation, Costa Rica is a birder’s/naturalist’s paradise—and it offers a safe and comfortable was for North Americans to explore the tropical delights of Latin America!

Erica and Mike have self-arranged multiple trips to bird this beautiful and welcoming country, and will put their experiences and in-country relationships to work to help you plan your own independent birding trip based on your needs and desires.

The consultation will include:

Itinerary recommendations based on time available, wish-list for target species, group size and participants physical abilities.
Best lodging options for your birding style, comfort needs, and food preferences.
Best transportation options(s) for your needs and comfort level.
Best local bird guides for each area targeted.
Overview of eco-systems, seasons, and altitudinal migrants.
How to stay safe and secure.
Flora and fauna apps and field guides you’ll want to prepare and which ones to take with you.
Tips on culture, language, making friends and more!

To arrange consultation times, contact Erica and Mike at ericaguttman@nullgmail.com Suggested donation $150.

Bird photo (Collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)), courtesy LG Nyqvist, Wikimedia Commons.