‘Birds for Beer’ is a blog dedicated to my observations of life as an experienced and very enthusiastic amateur birdwatcher living near Turrialba, Costa Rica. In addition to offering these regular postings of my mostly local sightings, plus occasional updates on information about birding in Costa Rica, I can also give advice on visiting the many excellent birding sites both in our part of the country and elsewhere.
I am by no means an ornithological expert, but if you do need a professionally guided birding tour I can put you in touch with reliable local guides. There are many excellent ones available. So if you’re coming to Costa Rica and doing some bird-watching, please feel free to visit us at our house and garden in the village of San Antonio at the foot of the now very active Turrialba Volcano. I’ll be happy to help. I speak fluent Spanish, German and French, and I know the country well. If you want to take a day trip to local hot-spots, you can just buy me a couple of beers!
Looking forward to 2021, our house is available from March to June to use as a base for birding excursions. We ask only that you cover our running expenses, or if you prefer a home exchange visit – my wife and I are experienced home exchangers. All is subject, of course, to any restrictions imposed by the current coronavirus pandemic. Go to the Contact Me page if Costa Rica is on your birding list.