Register For IC4WB 2025

The 2nd International Conference will take place in Costa Rica on September 24th, 25th and 26th.

You are invited to register early enough to enable us plan.

2nd IC4WB Conference

Costa Rica stands out as the ideal location for the International Conference for Women Birders in 2025, offering unparalleled birding potential, supportive government policies, and exceptional accessibility

September 24th to 26th, 2025

Conference Programme



Costa Rica: The Ideal Host for the International Conference for Women Birders 2025

Birding Potential

Costa Rica is a birdwatcher's paradise, boasting over 900 species of birds, including the resplendent quetzal, scarlet macaw, and numerous endemic species. Its diverse ecosystems—from tropical rainforests to cloud forests and coastal habitats—provide abundant opportunities for observing a wide variety of birds in their natural habitats. The country's commitment to conservation has preserved these habitats, ensuring a rich and immersive birding experience.

Government Policy on Birding and Tourism

The Costa Rican government actively promotes eco-tourism and birdwatching, recognizing them as vital components of the country's tourism industry. Policies are in place to protect natural reserves and national parks, which cover approximately 25% of the country's land area. The government’s support for sustainable tourism practices ensures that birdwatching activities are conducted in a way that preserves the environment and supports local communities.

Strategic Location

Situated in Central America, Costa Rica is easily accessible from both North and South America, as well as Europe. Its central location makes it an ideal meeting point for birding enthusiasts from around the globe.


By Air: Costa Rica is served by two major international airports—Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) near the capital city of San José and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia. Both airports offer numerous flights from major cities around the world, making travel convenient for international attendees.

By Road: The country boasts a well-developed road network, connecting major cities, towns, and tourist destinations. Travel within the country is smooth and scenic, allowing for easy access to birding sites and conference venues.

By Water: With coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is also accessible by sea. Ports such as Limón and Puntarenas accommodate cruise ships and private yachts, providing another mode of entry for attendees.

Women Involvement

Costa Rica has a strong tradition of promoting gender equality and empowering women, including in the fields of science, conservation, and tourism. Women birders and photographers play a significant role in the local birdwatching community, contributing to research, education, and conservation efforts. Hosting the conference in Costa Rica aligns with the country’s commitment to supporting and showcasing the achievements of women in birding.

Accommodation and Hospitality

Costa Rica offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to eco-lodges, catering to different budgets and preferences. Many hotels are located in close proximity to birdwatching sites, providing convenient access to nature. The hospitality industry is well-prepared to welcome international visitors, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


The country's infrastructure supports smooth travel and event hosting. Good roads, reliable public transportation, and modern conference facilities are readily available. Costa Rica's dedication to sustainability extends to its infrastructure, ensuring that your visit will be both comfortable and environmentally responsible.


With its extraordinary birding potential, supportive government policies, strategic location, and excellent infrastructure, Costa Rica is the perfect host for the International Conference for Women Birders in 2025. Attendees will not only enjoy world-class birdwatching but also experience the country's vibrant culture and commitment to sustainability and gender equality. Join us in Costa Rica for an unforgettable conference that celebrates women in birding and the natural beauty of this remarkable country.


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