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Diego Birding & Nature Day Tours

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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About Diego Birding & Nature Day Tours
Diego Quesada is a Costa Rican born and raised nature lover with 10 years of experience working as Certified Naturalist Guide and Birdwatcher in Costa Rica. With a degree in Natural Resources Management and currently involved with Bird Monitoring Projects and Sustainability Consulting. There's nothing quite like nature. And that's just what you're going to experience with Diego Birding & Nature. Not only do we offer private birdwatching and hiking tours for different experience levels in Costa Rica and specially Arenal area, but we will also arrange all kind of fun and adventurous activities for you to enjoy!
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Jeremy W wrote a review Feb 2021
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My brother and I hired Diego for a day of bird-watching and I could not have been happier with our experience. Diego is a world-class birder and nature guide. His knowledge of the Costa Rican geography and the birds is really amazing. He is great company and really made us feel special during our day with him. His enthusiasm for birding and for nature is inspiring. In the first 5 minutes you can feel his passion for his craft and it’s contagious. We spent 12 hours with him and saw at least 47 different species of birds...that just includes the ones I wrote down, I’m sure there were a few more mixed in there. He picked us up at our hotel and we were in the field by 5:30. By lunchtime we had already seen 35 species. Some of them we were able to see in unbelievable detail due to his skill level and high quality equipment. He knows all the spots to go and he can identify a species within seconds of spotting a bird or hearing its call. We even saw some magnificent waterfalls along the way. I highly recommend hiring him as a guide if you are into birding and want to have a wonderful experience. I promise you won’t regret it. The experience fir the price cannot be beat. It was worth 3 times what we paid, easily. I will use him again the next time we are down. Bird List 02/20/2021 Wilson’s warbler White eared ground sparrow Hoffman’s woodpecker Cabanas sparrow Lessons Motmot Montezuma Oropendola Red-billed Pigeon Tufted flycatcher Colored redstart Yellow thighed brush finch Red faced spinetail Sooty-faced finch Copper-headed emerald Green thorn-tail Violet saber wing Green crowned brilliant Northern emerald toucanets Bananaquit Silver throated tanager Baltimore oriole Blue-gray tanager Bad Falcon Black phoebe White collared swift Spotted wood creeper Slate throated redstart North American warbler White hawk Tropical kimber Great kiskidee Laughing falcon White collared manakin Least grebe Crested caracara Yellow throated toucan ———by 12:30pm——— Prong-billed Barbet Green hermit White bellied mountain gem Common Chlorospingous Volcano hummingbird Slated flowerpiercer Sooty capped chlorospingus Fiery-throated hummingbird Rufous collared sparrow Resplendent Quetzal Golden browed chlorophonia Yellow bellied Siskin
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Spirit Bear wrote a review Feb 2021
Wokingham, United Kingdom242 contributions67 helpful votes
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Super birding trip - We went on a birding tour at Arenal with Jehudy, including the observatory and had a great afternoon and early evening seeing the numerous birds in the area in December 2020. We learnt so much about the birds in the area and thoroughly enjoed spending time together and managed to get some good photos including that of the Arenal volcano and surrounding area. Jehudy is a great guy, easy to talk to, with great knowledge about the birds, highly recommended and wouldn't hesitate to book again with Diego Birding when we return in the future.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Brett R wrote a review Oct 2018
Mission Viejo, California284 contributions102 helpful votes
Diego is a wonderful guide. You arrive as a customer and leave as a friend. The birding was great and so was the conversation. We are looking forward to our next trip.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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John R wrote a review Oct 2018
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Our four day trip with Diego during the "rainy season" was superlative in every way.!!! Areas visited were the La Selva Biological Station the Cope Arte Nature Reserve, Bajos del Toro, Arenal National Park and Sky Adventures Hanging Bridges. As noted in many of the reviews, Diego is an amazing person, who makes you feel immediately like you have known him all of your life. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is keenly observant with a knowledge of birds and wildlife that is encyclopedic. My wife and I have been on every continent, but Antartica and we both agree that this is the best trip that we have ever had!!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Karen B wrote a review Apr 2018
Brisbane, Australia43 contributions13 helpful votes
I travelled, with 11 other Australian birders for 3 weeks, approximately 2,500 km road trip, all around Costa Rica, with Diego. He is an excellent bird guide. His knowledge of the birds, their habitat, the areas the birds were likely to be found and the bird calls was very impressive. We saw over 500 bird species during the trip. Birding in Costa Rica is challenging (as the birds move quickly out of view) but Diego always tried very hard to make sure all in the group saw the bird whenever possible. He is very personable and considerate. He quickly got to know each of us in the group and he was attentive to any extra assistance we needed individually, both in finding and seeing the birds well and for any other travelling matters. He has a nice sense of humour and enjoys having fun. i would highly recommend him for all birding tours of Costa Rica.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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