Monthly Bird Counts


One of UGA Costa Rica's long-term research projects is a monthly bird census, which is typically conducted during the second week of each month. The count is carried out by the UGA CR Resident Naturalists; we are frequently joined by community members, student groups, guests, and anyone else who wants to participate.  Although detailed results have not been posted since August 2013, daily morning birding activities and regular monthly bird counts continue at the UGA Costa Rica campus, and we welcome our guests to be a part of these activities!


The area surveyed includes the UGA Costa Rica property as well as surrounding areas in the Upper San Luis valley (including Finca La Bella and the San Luis waterfall area). The bird count was first performed in September 2009, and summarized data are posted here on this site (below). Researchers interested in older or more detailed data should contact Jose Montero, Research, Instruction, and Internships Coordinator.


Results from bird counts are also posted on e-bird, an online resource run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. You can post the birds seen during your own visit to UGA CR by joining e-bird and selecting us as your location: "University of Georgia Costa Rica / Ecolodge San Luis."


Check out the updated UGACR Bird List!



August 2013

July 2013: No bird count

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

February & March 2013: No bird counts

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012 - No bird count

August 2012 - No bird count

July 2012 - No bird count

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012 - No bird count

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011 - No bird count

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010 - No bird count

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010  

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009