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  Motmot Tours We are pleased to announce our 1999 tour schedule for Costa Rica, specifically designed for birders. Group size is limited to a maximum of 12 to ensure a quality experience and to provide greater comfort as we travel the country in our 22-passenger, air-conditioned bus. All accommodations and meals are included in the package and incorporate many of the finest Tico-owned businesses located in Costa Rica.

These trips explore the various habitats found throughout this small country, which boasts over 850 species of birds. Extensive time is spent in cloud forest, rainforest, dry forest, high elevation paramo and more. Your expert guide, Alex Villegas, is recognized as one of the premier native bird guides and is a master at finding many of the difficult species. We are committed to providing you with the best experience possible at the most reasonable price. Unlike other tour operators, we are with you every day of your trip. Our travel dates for 1999 are:

May 3 - May 19, 1999 $2395

Space is limited to 8 participants, thus booking early is recommended. If you are interested, please contact Gordon Gover at the address/phone listed below. Please feel free to pass this information along to any friends that you think would be interested in experiencing the wonder of the birds of Costa Rica!

  Company Headquarters:
989 Tullo Farm Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807

(908) 722-1570


Our latest tour found 485 species in 15 full days of birding. Of these 16 were heard only. Some of the better finds included great green macaw, tawny-chested flycatcher, 7 species of owls, 8 species of trogons, 35 species of hummingbirds, ocellated antbird, spectacled antpitta, tiny hawk (seen consuming a song wren), white-throated crake, turquiose and snowy cotingas, fork-tailed flycatcher, and a total of 56 species of flycatchers.

Trip Report, November, 1998

Trip Report, January, 1999

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