This beautiful species, the Osprey, or Fishing Eagle, is a seasonal migrant from North America. With luck you can see this bird in several middle and low elevation locations, near rivers, lakes, or other wetland habitats. Costa Rica Sun Tours have these tours were to you can find the Osprey and many other native birds of prey. Please join us in any of the daily departures modules and some of the Daily Departures Itineraries
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.
The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.