Teen Week in Costa Rica

Sponsored by Hog Island Audubon Camp and the American Birding Association!

Join us for a camp week in Costa Rica where we will explore the biology and conservation of neotropical species.  

New 2021 dates will be announced soon!

Designed for ages 15-19 years old.
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Join this joint American Birding Association and Hog Island Audubon Camp camp session heading to Costa Rica! The camp will include trips to La Selva Biological Station, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Bogarin Nature Reserve, and a night program at Tirimbina Biological Station.  Arenal Observatory Lodge and Selva Verde Lodge will serve as our base camps as we partake in evening lectures by local bird guides and biologists and night hikes into the tropical forest. Selva Verde is located 2 hours from San Jose and comprises 500 acres of rainforest.  This trip is designed similiar to our Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens week on Hog Island, we will have day hikes and birding excursions and night lectures.  An emphasis will be placed on research efforts, conservation and biology of neotropical bird species.

Selva Verde is home to more than 300 bird species and 120 mammal species.  Some highlights of the biodiversity of this region include Great Green Macaws, Mantled Howler Monkeys, Keel-billed Toucans, Red-eyed Treefrogs, antbirds and many more. 

Price of program: 10-13 participants is $2185; 14 or more participants are $2,085 which includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Costa Rica, all lodging, meals, and bird trips. Staff includes an Audubon staff that has her Wilderness First Responder with over 15 years of experience working with youth of all ages, a skilled birder from the American Birding Association and a local Costa Rican bird guide.  

Audubon Chapters and Bird Clubs, please contact us by email if you are considering sponsoring a teen, we do have special incentives.

Trip Leaders:
Eva Matthews, Hog Island Program Manager & Instructor
Liz Gordon, ABA bird instructor

Read about the 2016 trip including photos and interviews of the teens.
Selva Verde Lodge Bird Checklist
Printable Teen Tropical Week Flyer

2019 Teen Camp group photo at La Selva Biological Station
Laughing Falcon Photo: Jack Parlapiano
Mantled Howler Monkey Photo: Eva Matthews
Yellow-throated Toucan Photo: Sam Miller
2016 Tropical Teen Camp Reforestation Project, Costa Rica
White-whiskered Puffbird Drawing Photo: Joshua Ward
Lesser Violetear Photo: Sam Miller
Red-eyed Leaf Frog Photo: Sam Miller

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