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Costa Rica

State of the world's birds case studies

Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Quesada, G. M. A. (2006) The importance of Costa Rica for resident and migratory waterbirds In: G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A. Stroud Eds. Waterbirds around the world Eds. 2006. Edinburgh, UK: The Stationery Office Limited.

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2016) Country profile: Costa Rica. Available from: Checked: 2016-10-27

Costa Rica at a glance


San José



BirdLife Partner



Total number of birds 856
Globally threatened birds 23
Country endemics 5

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 21
Total IBA area 3,070,976 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 6