Animals of Costa Rica 4+

Stefan Kunz

    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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This app is the first comprehensive field guide of animals of Costa Rica containing more than 10,000 pictures of more than 6,600 common or spectacular species from mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians as well as freshwater and marine fish to insects and spiders and many more.

Navigate through taxonomic ranks or use the search bar to find species of interest. Mark species you have seen during your trip and find out about their morphology, similar species, biology, ecology, behavior and distribution.

This field guide is addressed to nature lovers, students, nature guides, tourists and anyone else who wants to know more about the fascinating fauna of the country.

What’s New

Version 1.5.12

Bugfix release:
- Fixed app freezing times when marking many Favorites/Seen species
- Small fix regarding loading spinners on navigation/search

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Mary Ann the Good ,

A great resource - super-helpful tech support

I had trouble (mostly my fault, not being a tech-weenie) getting everything loaded, and the app creator (in Austria!) was super-helpful, spending more than 2 hours on chat with me! The app will be a great resource on my upcoming (fifth) visit to Costa Rica. It could use more detail and is missing a few species I know should be included, but it also has a huge species list, very useful for those biota for which I don't carry a field guide, since I'm mainly a birder.

nomolosx ,

great resource

A fantastic resource for wildlife enthusiasts and professional workers alike. You’re paying for much more than just a field guide—the photography alone is artwork and the user interface is streamlined and sleek. You’re paying for an updatable photography book by a number of talented/skilled photographers. I think complaints about price miss this—the work done to achieve something like this is immense and there is no comparable resource like it for Costa Rica. Physical field guides suffer from the fact that taxonomy is ever-changing and fluid. A guide such as this can be updated to add taxa and bring things up-to-date. This is the future of field guides.

mikelikesthefair ,


I downloaded the entire app and paid for all the sub categories (everything.) While you get a very wide range of what I presume to be all the fauna in Costa Rica, what you really get are just pictures. You get one picture of the animal, bird, reptile, or insect, it's Latin name and it's technical classification in the taxonomy of Animalia, and that's it. No description of the animal, no description of where you might find the animal, no description of its habitat, no description of its behavior, or no differential description between two similar animals. What do you get is a link to the Wikipedia page of each animal, bird, insect, etc. This works out great in all the Costa Rica jungles that have Internet access (not many.) This app reeks of laziness. It's essentially worthless.I intend to delete the app before I go to Costa Rica.

App Privacy

The developer, Stefan Kunz, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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