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.

Costa Rica at a glance


San José


51,100 km2

BirdLife Partner



Total number of birds 844
Globally threatened birds 25
Country endemics 9

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

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

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 6

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2022) Country profile: Costa Rica. Available from Checked: 2022-10-06