Owls of Costa Rica

Owls (Búhos) of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has over a dozen species of owls (búhos).  Owls are in the group of birds called raptors (rapaces).  They are apex / top level predators in their ecosystems.  In the link below, the amazing and moving video (with music) highlights 12 of the species:


Also below is a link to in-depth info on the various owl species in Costa Rica.


Costa Rica Owl Species:

  • Bare-shanked Screech Owl
  • Black and White Owl
  • Mottled Owl
  • Striped Owl
  • Crested Owl
  • Vermiculated Screech Owl
  • Tropical Screech Owl
  • Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • Costa Rica Pygmy Owl
  • Pacific Screech Owl
  • Spectacled Owl
  • Unspotted Saw-whet Owl