The Birding Experience started offering tours in the Monteverde region in 2016. We have now expanded to include natural history-themed tours around the entire country. This is not your average trip, but a trip infused with love, joy, and genuine passion for sharing the natural wonders that Costa Rica has to offer. They are designed to foster deep connection with the forest that sorrounds us.

Comments: 14
  • #14

    Luis Tiffer (Monday, 29 November 2021 22:31)

    Deseo avistar quetzales muchos y Pajaro Sombrilla Cuellinudo

  • #13

    David Rodríguez (Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:18)

    Hi, I am the owner of The Birding Experience website. If you would like to contact us you have to send us an e-mail. Please do not leave a comment asking for a tour in this part.
    E-mails: chiroxiphia@hotmail.com

  • #12

    Florri Krefsky (Sunday, 09 February 2020 09:34)

    Interested in Birding 2/15

  • #11

    Jennifer Bach (Friday, 31 January 2020 17:14)

    Hi! I just happen to find your site on Google Maps!
    Iam planing a birding trip to CR to enjoy mostly humminbirds!

    I would like to stay as close as I can to Monteverde and a place that has as many species of humminbirds as possible! Do you offer any kind of hummingbird tour?

    And was wondering if you recommend a place to stay that I can just hike went I want, maybe view hummingbirds while sitting on a porch and just take it all in.
    thanks for your time!

    jennifer 503-888-6271 email is bachj69@yahoo.com

  • #10

    Erik Svensson (Monday, 27 January 2020 04:22)


    Is it possible to get a birding tour tomorrow morning (January 28) at 06.00? Please call me (+46 705970403) or respond by email (erik.svensson@biol.lu.se) to discuss details).

    Best wishes and hope to hear from you soon,


  • #9

    Julie Hitchcock (Saturday, 11 January 2020 09:27)

    We like the 6am bird tour with DAVID! We are 2 personas! 1/12/20 ! We are at Santa Elena pension . A group tour is fine :) my contact # 8804-0637
    Please confirm
    Thank you
    Julie Hitchcock

  • #8

    Alana Heber (Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:38)

    Are you available to take 3 of us on a birding tour on December 24 at Curi Cancha?

  • #7

    Tatiana Leal (Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:19)

    We asked David to do a morning bird tour with us on the 12 of October in Monteverde.
    I'm very happy to have booked with him because he knows the area pretty well and besides birds he also taught us about trees and wildlife in the surroundings (Monteverde & Reserva Curi-Cancha).
    We had the oportunity to observe the Quetzal (male bird) among the 34 different species of birds we counted in that morning.
    David brought binoculars to everyone and was also available to take some pictures for us using his telescope (digiscoping).
    Thank you David for sharing your time and knowledge with us. I wish you prosperity.

  • #6

    Darrel N. (Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:14)

    David is an excellent birdwatching guide and I enjoyed our half-day tour very much. He is very knowledgeable and experienced not only in birds but in showing other interesting sights of nature while on the tour. He was very helpful in getting photos of the birds we saw through his spotting scope. I recommend him without hesitation.

  • #5

    cynthia & cm (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:48)

    We were lucky to have David as our private wildlife guide for a half day bird watching tour in Monteverde in Feb. 2018. David was patient, passionate about his work, experienced in finding and identifying different bird species, and very much aware of environmental conversation. He was also a talented photographer. Under David's guidance, we saw flycatcher, white-fronted parrot, Euphonia, Black-breasted Wood Quail, Blue-crowned Montmot, Slate-throated Redstart, Wilson's Warbler, Baltmore, Oriole, BlueGray Tanager, Orange-bellied Trogon, Hoofman Woodpacker,, Emerld Tourcanet, etc and best of all, the famous Quetzal. David did not rush us at all and let us indulged ourselves in each sighting. David was also kind enough to walk at our own pace and took breaks as needed. We truly enjoyed this birding adventure with David. Thank you!

    cynthia & cm

  • #4

    Chi Ching Wong from Hong Kong (Saturday, 10 February 2018 21:57)

    大衛(David) 熱中觀鳥。對雀鳥很有認識。幫助我們拍攝到兩隻Quetzal, 和很多其他雀鳥。整個觀鳥團很有趣。

  • #3

    Halley + Clint (Tuesday, 02 January 2018 18:59)

    We scheduled a private guided bird watching tour at Curi-Cancha for Christmas Eve morning, 2017.

    There was a miscommunication with the time, and we showed up at 8AM instead of 6:30AM and my heart immediately broke as this was an activity I had my heart set on. The staff at Curi-Cancha assured me that it would be ok, the guide had waited around!

    We then went on a three hour magical tour of the birds of the Monteverde area. We learned so much, appreciated the patience David had while we took pictures, and were delighted at the various birds that we saw. Oh, if only we had been there at 6:30!!

    Not only was David wonderful, intelligent, informative but his excitement was contagious. We saw a bi-colored juvenile hawk chasing brown jay and he was wildly thrilled which made us wildly thrilled and made it a holiday to remember! We ended up seeing 23 different species during the three hours, half of them being new to us!

    If we ever make it back to Costa Rica, a tour with David will be at the top of our list and it will be one of the top activities we recommend to friends coming to the area.

    Thank you so much for giving us such a memorable day and waiting for us to arrive. We will forever be grateful that our paths crossed.

  • #2

    Michael McInnis (Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:35)

    Feb 5, 2017

    David Rodriguez Arias expertly led our small group through the Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde. From Trogans to Quetzals to Hummingbirds to Motmots and warblers - we saw a nice variety of birds including an Agouti and Two-toed Sloth. David was also great at taking our cell phones and shooting pictures for us through his scope. This guy knows his stuff and if you can get into his group your birding experience will be tremendous. And, what's cool about the guides is that they all share their finds with one another so even though the groups are spread out we can reroute ourselves to where the action is. Highly recommend David's guidance for your trip!

  • #1

    Roy & Margo (Tuesday, 12 July 2016 21:09)

    We did the tour with David and it was worth it. David has a lot of knowledge and is really enthusiastic. He is proud of his country and wants to show it to everybody.
    During the tour we saw a lot of birds, including the famous quetzal. Furthermore we saw a sloth, monkeys, agoutis, coatis. David really knows what he is talking about. He also knows his flora.
    David is a really nice guy. We would recommend David as a guide to everyone.

    Best regards,
    Roy and Margo