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This number is more than have been recorded in all of the United States and Canada combined. Another 73 are near-endemic with ranges that include only Costa Rica and Panama. Twenty-three species, including five of the seven endemics, are globally vulnerable or endangered. Costa Rica’s geological formation played a large role in the diversification of avian species. North America and South America were initially separate continents, but millions of years of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions eventually fused the two continents together. When this happened, species from the north and south poured into the land bridge that became Central America.
Birds like the hummingbird came from the south, while birds like the jay came from the north. Pacific lowlands, and multiple mountain chains that form the spine of the country and rise as high as 3,500 m. Unless otherwise noted, all species on the list are considered to occur regularly in Costa Rica as permanent residents, summer or winter visitors, or migrants. Male coppery-headed emerald, one of Costa Rica’s endemics.
Boletín de la Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica. American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D. Burns, Carla Cicero, Jon L. This page was last edited on 15 March 2018, at 17:24. Plan the ultimate vacation in Costa Rica with our 2018 Travel Guide to Costa Rica, a travel destination perfect for families, couples and more. The country is has an intense array environmental attractions – majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Costa Rica has a fascinating ecological story, woven into the history of a peaceful and family-oriented culture.