International Birdwatchers Survey
*This survey will take 8-15 minutes to be completed.
The following survey is an effort to frame and update out the profile of international birdwatchers and their preferences and behaviour. This is a project run by the Costa Rica Birdwatching Board, the Costa Rica Birding Hotspots Route and Birdwatching Central America.
Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world and one of the top ecotourism activities in destinations as Costa Rica. Understanding better the profile and new trends will help destinations, authorities, companies and ground operators to improve the service and quality to give better birding experiences, understanding better the birding travelers and the new trends, specially to recover after the COVID emergency.
Your participation will be anonymous and confidential, the info will be used with discretion and we will publish the general results, results will be free and available in our web.
Thank you very much for being part of this and helping us in the survey!
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Less than 30 years old
30 - 50 years old
More than 50 years old
Master or PHD
Occupation - Labour?
Country of residence
If your country was not listed, mention your country of origin:
Average Year income (US Dollars $)
Less than 50,000
51,000 - 100000
101,000 - 150,000
151,000 - 200,000
More than 200,000
Attitudes and preferences
Are you a member of any of the following organisations? You can pick more than one choice.
American Birding Association
Local Bird Club
Any other NGO you have a membership? optional response.
Beginning of interest in the birding. You can pick more than one choice.
Main motivations to go birding. You can pick more than one choice.
I'm Interested in its conservation
I'm interested in knowing their behavior
It's fun and stimulating
It can be done anywhere
It's an educational experience
Main goals when I go birding? You can pick more than one choice.
Find species new for me
Improve my ability to identify
Spend a good time
See one or more species again
Activities carried out combined with birdwatching. You can pick several.
Visit nature reserves or protected areas
Observation of flora and mammals
Observation of butterflies and other insects
Visit historical or cultural sites
Visit beaches or spas
Art galleries and museums
Do you take checklist on your trips?
Do you use the eBird platform-app?
Do you use applications with images or birdcalls?
If yes, Which ones?
Do you use playback to attract birds?
Your current birding gear is? You can pick more than one choice.
Do you share in social media you birding adventures, photos records?
Do you travel abroad for the exclusive purpose of birdwatching?
Do you take advantage of other purpose trips to do birding?
Average time spent on birdwatching on your travels?
Less than 40
At least 40%
How many exclusive birdwatching trips abroad have you take in the last three years?
1 - 5
5 - 9
More than 10
Usually, You travel? You can pick more than one choice.
How do you book your trips? You can pick more than one choice.
Ground Operator in the country to visit
Direct contact to accommodations and guides
Do you hire local guides?
Do you always travel with an insurance?
Average Number of weeks abroad for your birding trips?
Less than a week
Four Weeks or more
25. Average cost per trip abroad (US Dollars $)
Less than 1,500
1,500 - 2,500
2,501 - 3,500
3,501 - 5,000
More than 5,000
26. Main destinations that you have visited exclusively to observe birds in the last three years?
Some other countries (not listed) you have visited in the last 3 years?
Target destinations for the next 3 years? Can include repeating destinations.
27. Main criteria while choose a Birding destination? You can pick more than one choice.
Biodiversity and rich birdlife
Variety of ecosystems
Combining nature with culture
I visited before and I want to return
How do you get information on birding destinations? You can pick more than one choice.
Birdwatching Trade Shows
Documentaries and television shows
Recommendation by friends
Surfing the net
If you attend travel shows which ones in the last three years?
If you have magazine memberships, which magazines?
29. Do you pick your birding accommodations by having? You can pick more than one choice.
In site Natural Reserve
Specialized tour guides
Hides, towers and other facilities
Environmental & conservation programs
Availability of local hotspots.
BIRDING VS COVID-19
Is a new section to understand the phenomenon of the pandemic in the tourism industry
Have you postponed/cancelled an exclusive birding trip due to the emergency of the COVID-19 for upcoming months?
Will you re-arrange your travel plans post-emergency COVID-19?
When are you planning to start traveling again?
From July 2020
From September 2020
From November 2020
From Jan 2021
What measures do you consider that countries, hotels, guides and agencies should take after the COVIC-19 emergency to improve their service and make you feel safer?
Thank you very much for your help!
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