Birding Experiences has more than 15 years of working with tourism in Costa Rica. Birds are our passion, and we can help you organize your birdwatching trip to Costa Rica, whether you are just starting on the wonderful world of birds or you are a seasoned birder with a target list.
Costa Rican born and raised nature lover with 16 years of experience working as Certified Naturalist Guide, Birder; and Tourist Agent in Costa Rica. With a degree in Natural Resources Management, former member of the Board of Directors for the Ornithologist Association of Costa Rica and involved with Bird Monitoring Projects and Sustainability Consulting. He is also part of the organization of the Arenal Annual Bird Count.
Since 2014 has been on the 10 top Ebirders in Costa Rica, summiting check-lists of his observations during his birding expeditions. He is also a volunteer reviewer for eBird in Costa Rica.
Actively birding not only in Costa Rica, but in nearby Countries like Nicaragua and Panama (where he saw for the first time two Harpy Eagles) and more recently USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.
He has a life list for Costa Rica of 787 species and counting. His personal website is www.diegobirdingnature.com
Born in the late 1970s in a family of loggers and developers, he is a living proof of the changes in the Costa Rican society in the last 40 years.
An early childhood surrounded by chainsaws and lumber trucks made a deep impression in his life and at age 15 he flipped the coin becoming a volunteer for the National Parks System. He earned a degree in Ecotourism and since 1998 has been leading natural history and birding tours all around Costa Rica.
His great knowledge of the birds and nature of his country and his understanding and contagious love for the history, politics and culture, together with the passionate way of delivering information makes a tour with him a fun, educational and delightful experience for nature enthusiasts.
His interest for birds has taken him to Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Southern California, Northwest Ohio and Cape May in the USA, plus Colombia and Ecuador. He has been an international guest speaker and is part of the organization of the Arenal Annual Bird Count.