Aves Increibles: The Incredible Birds of Costa Rica

Preview the Virtual Birding Fundraiser here:


Project Purpose

Each winter, the Tropical Wings Board of Directors and Tropical Wings Members travel to Costa Rica to participate in a fundraising bird-a-thon. Participants seek donations in a similar fashion to marathon fundraising (donations are sometimes made in a lump-sum or funds are donated on a per bird basis), and when participants arrive in Costa Rica, they try to spot as many bird species as possible! The money raised during the bird-a-thon is then granted to organizations that are dedicated to conserving migratory birds in the St. Croix Watershed and Costa Rica.

Due to safety concerns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the Costa Rica Bird-a-thon did not take place in 2021. However, the Tropical Wings team has continued to worked closely with Surcos Tours, and we collaborated to create a virtual birding experience we are calling Aves Increibles: The Incredible Birds of Costa Rica. This film features photos and videos of beautiful birds and narration describing the variety of unique bird families that call Costa Rica home.

Funds raised as part of this event will be dedicated to both the Tropical Wings Habitat Grant program and to compensating Surcos Tours for their contributions and dedication to this project.

Premiere Event – April 3, 6:30 pm CST

Join us for the premiere of the Aves Increibles – This virtual gathering will feature a message from Tropical Wings President, Patty Mueller as well as an interactive Q&A session with Nito Paniagua, Expert Bird Guide with Surcos Tours.

Meeting ID: 827 7287 1779
Passcode: 363610


Send a check made out to Tropical Wings to Judy Freund – 257 Cove Circle
Hudson, WI 54016 OR donate online here.

Accessing Aves Increibles

To access the Aves Increibles Film content following the premiere event, please contact info@tropicalwings.org. Donors will be sent a link with access permissions to a secured Google Drive.