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Costa Rica Birding Journeys Terms and Policies
Rates & Number of Travelers
All of the trips listed on this website are designed to run with a minimum of 4 birders and a maximum of 6 birders.  If less than four birders a small supplement will be charged.  These limitations have been established to ensure the quality of your birding experience.
The rates for overnight trips are based on double occupancy, each room will have a private bath and 2 beds. For a single occupancy room a small supplemental fee will be charged.
Reservation Procedure
A deposit of $200 per person will be due to register for a trip and/or to begin the personal planning process. The balance will be due in our account 60 days prior to arrival. If registrations are made with less than 60 days prior to arrival, full payment will be due at time of booking.
Payments accepted

  • Certified Check
  • Personal Check
  • Wire Transfer

To begin the reservation process, please fill out the registration form and return to us by email.  Payment instructions will be sent to you by email once registration is accepted. Participants will be required to fill out a deposit and payment contract upon initial deposit.
Cancellation Policy
Costa Rica Birding Journeys must be notified in writing of any cancellations. Cancellation charges are as follows:

  • Minimum Fee $200
  • 46-90 days prior to arrival: 25% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of trip cost

If the participant arranges for an acceptable substitute to fill the slot, a full refund less the deposit will be refunded. Refunds will be made within 30 days from written notice of cancellation and after funds are received from substitute. No refunds will be made if you leave the trip for any reason, whether voluntary or involuntary. No re­funds will be made for services not utilized. Important Note: For your convenience we always recommend to purchase travel insurance that protects yourself and your belongings. Costa Rica Birding Journeys reserves the right to make changes on the itinerary as necessary for availability of guides, lodges, weather, and other. Costa Rica Birding Journeys acts as an agent for guides, lodging, transportation companies and other contractors; Costa Rica Birding Journeys (Costa Rica Nature Journeys, LLC) or its managing members shall not be held responsible for any injury, death, loss, delay or issue that may occur including but not limited to the following; any defect in a vehicle or any other form of transportation, the acts or default of any company or person engaged with a traveler, acts of god, deten­tion, delays or expenses arising from theft, force, strike, civil disturbance, government restriction, accident by aircraft, boat, bicycle, motor vehicle or any other form of transport or in any hotel or other form of accommodation.
© Costa Rica Birding Journeys/Randall Ortega Chaves

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Planning Policies






Pale Billed Woodpecker
Blue Throated Golden Tail
Green Heron
Collared Trogon
Hook Billed Kite
Pale Billed Woodpecker
Blue Throated Golden Tail
Green Heron
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
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*Photography by Randall Ortega 2007.