Trip Report to Costa Rica by Sue Bryan
December 2015 – January 2016
Sue Bryan and Paul Jeffery
This was a birding holiday organised by Birding Ecotours www.birdingecotours.co.za as a customised trip to Costa Rica for the two of us. We had both been to Northern Peru and Bolivia with Eduardo Ormaeche as our guide from Birding Ecotours in 2013 and 2014 which we had enjoyed. Unfortunately Paul had very little holiday allowance left, but we thought we could squeeze a few days in at Christmas during his compulsory work’s shut down. As it was a scouting trip for Eduardo we paid 2 x £1963 for the tour. However Christmas is a very expensive time to travel and we paid a fortune for our flights at £1200 each. We also needed a night in a Madrid hotel adding another £62 to our costs.
Guide Eduardo Ormaeche Assistant Guide and Driver Abelardo Benavides
26th December Heathrow - Madrid (Spain)
27th December Madrid – San Jose (Costa Rica)
28th December San Jose - Savegre
29th December Savegre
30th December Savegre – La Selva
31st December La Selva
1st January La Selva – San Jose
2nd January San Jose –Miami - Heathrow
International flights to San Jose via Madrid and returning via Miami, cost (2x £1200) return with www.travelbag.co.uk flying out with Iberia and returning with American Airlines.
Birding Ecotours asked Serge Arias to organise the ground arrangements and Abelardo Benavides to drive and guide us in a very comfortable people carrier.
We obtained a small amount of Costa Rican Colones at the airport bank. However this was completely unnecessary as American Dollars are accepted in most places and the exchange rate was very poor.
The weather was hot and sunny for most of the time at lower elevations but cooler at higher elevations. We had a rainstorm on our last day.
The beginning of the tour was spent in oak tropical cloud forest. Later at higher altitudes we encountered highland oak habitats. At La Selva the habitat changed to primary and secondary rain-forest.
Paul and I left Heathrow on an early evening flight to fly to Madrid. Upon arrival we caught a taxi to an airport hotel (Crowne Plaza) where we spent the night.
We caught the airport shuttle bus back to Madrid Airport where we boarded a midday flight to San Jose. We were met by Eduardo and Abelardo and taken to the Hotel Bougainvillea where we spent the night. The only birds I noted in the failing light were Great-tailed Grackle and White-tailed Kite on our route
We were up for dawn and wandered around the very pretty hotel gardens before breakfast. Greyish Saltator was the first bird of the morning quickly followed by a lifer of a Hoffman’s Woodpecker. The national bird of Costa Rica Clay-coloured Thrush was soon next on our list. We looked upwards as a flock of Crimson-faced Parakeet flew over, landing in a distant tree. A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker landed nearby as we watched a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird taking nectar from some of the flowers.
Paul in the hotel gardens
Hoffman’s Woodpecker Rufous-naped Wren
We added Rufous-naped Wren, another lifer, House Wren, Melodious Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Social Flycatcher, Blue-grey Tanager, White-winged Dove, White-tipped Dove, and Philadelphia Vireo. It was nice to see some wintering American migrants as well as re-acquainting ourselves with some S. American birds as we had only recently returned from Colombia.
We spent some time searching for White-eared Ground Sparrow as Eduardo had seen it yesterday before we arrived. It took a bit of time but it popped out of the same area as before. Tennessee Warbler was flitting above us as a Blue-crowned Motmot revealed itself, unfortunately it did not want its photo taken. We went in for breakfast and soon after drove for two hours to Savegre.
On our route we added Eastern Meadowlark, Tropical Kingbird, Great Kiskadee, Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture.
We stopped a couple of times at restaurants with hummingbird feeders. If you are not used to hummingbird feeders, the birds zipping in and out can be daunting as you try to get features of each one so that you can identify them again. However some are so quick you only get a brief glimpse and photography can be almost impossible unless the bird perches. I really struggled to get a picture of Fiery-throated Hummingbird as it did not perch for more than a second at a time!
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Magnificent Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbirds were slightly easier as they seemed to enjoy perching. A Purple-throated Mountain Gem landed on a feeder. I managed to get a shot of a female bird. As we watched the hummingbirds other birds were around in the trees and bushes. A Flame-coloured Tanager put in an appearance.
Purple-throated Mountain Gem Flame-coloured Tanager
Other lifers included Large-footed Finch, Yellow-thighed Finch, Volcano Hummingbird, Sooty Thrush and Scintillant Hummingbird. A White-collared Swift flew above us as we motored on our way to the lodge at Savegre.
Paul at Savegre Lodge
We had lunch upon arrival, checked in and went birding! A Mountain Elaenia greeted us and a Stripe-tailed Hummingbird zipped around. A Yellow-faced Grassquit was in some shrubbery before we spotted a Spangled-cheeked Tanager up above the cabins. Sulphur-winged Parakeets flew over as we watched Paltry Tyrannulet, American Mountain Thrush, Olive-striped Flycatcher and a distant fly-over Osprey.
Mountain Elaenia Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush
We added White-throated Mountain Gem, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Black-faced Solitaire and Emerald Toucanet before we walked through the lodge and out down the track. A Yellowish Flycatcher sat in one of the trees before a Black-billed Nightingale Thrush ran around the track before us. A Common Chlorospingus lurked in bushes at the side of us as a Great Egret sat high up in one of the trees. A Grey-breasted Wood-wren called from deep inside one of the bushes before it deigned to show itself. We added Collared Redstart, Rufous-collared Sparrow and Summer Tanager before the day finally drew to a close and we showered and went for our evening meal.
We were up before dawn and taken up the track where we were almost first on site positioned by the tree that the Resplendent Quetzal was expected to sit once the sun had come up. In the next half hour we were joined by nearly a hundred other people. Not quite what we expected!
Resplendent Quetzal (male) Resplendent Quetzal (female)
Golden-browed Chlorophonia Tourists at the Resplendent Quetzal site
Whilst we waited we watched a Black Guan in a nearby tree before it took off and landed with others on the hillside. A Golden-browed Chlorophonia was a nice distraction. A shout went up and I scurried up the hill as a group had spotted the male Resplendent Quetzal. I took a quick look before running back down to my original position to at least get some distant photos. I should have brought my scope to try digi-scoping it! After putting up the ISO to maximum at least I obtained some record shots. The bird flew off and a female landed in the same tree. Another guide kindly let me use his scope to phone-scope it. Eventually the female flew off and we were overjoyed at seeing our main target bird.
We returned back to the lodge for breakfast where I took a few photos of a Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher.
Abelardo and Eduardo suggested that we continue on up the track after breakfast where we added Black-cheeked Warbler, Hairy Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow-bellied Siskin, Yellow-winged Vireo, Ruddy Treerunner, Tufted Flycatcher and Barred Becard.
We stopped for me to have a cup of tea at a cafe and to explore a small stream. I also took some photos of birds that I had seen earlier in the trip such as Flame-throated Warbler.
We returned for lunch and walked the track down from the lodge, venturing a bit further than yesterday. A White-throated Mountain Gem proved challenging as we added White-naped Brush-Finch, Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush, Torrent Tyrannulet and Black-bellied Hummingbird.
We walked down to the river where we had a difference of opinion over a waterthrush. A Collared Redstart posed in the gloomy undergrowth making photography very difficult. We saw another waterthrush as we walked back up. Most of us recorded it as a Louisiana Waterthrush!
Savegre Flame-throated Warbler
White-throated Mountain Gem Collared Redstart
A Dark Peewee added itself to the list before we called it a day.
Abelardo Eduardo and Paul cogitating!
We had a pre-breakfast walk in the dark forest area beside the lodge, which produced the expected Spotted Wood-Quail. This was our third attempt at trying to see them! We also added Boat-billed Flycatcher and Spot-crowned Woodcreeper before leaving to drive to the paramo at 3400m high.
Los Quetzalas National Park
We entered Los Quetzalas National Park where Abelardo soon called out Timberline Wren. It skulked in the bush and certainly wasn’t keen on leaving its hiding place.
Timberline Wren Volcano Hummingbird
The next bird took some time as we searched the scrub for Volcano Junco. We had all but given up when as a last-ditch attempt I walked into the scrub on my way back to the vehicle. There at my feet was a Volcano Junco. I knew if I called, it would fly but I had very little option. One shout and the others came scurrying just as it disappeared flying across into some taller scrub and disappearing. Luckily for me it popped out and showed for all to see.
We drove for several hours back to San Jose and onto Braulio Carrillo National Park stopping at El Tapir Hummingbird Garden. Here we delighted in all the hummingbirds feeding on flowers rather than on feeders. However this makes photography a bit trickier! We added Purple-crowned Fairy, Green Thorntail, Black-crested Coquette, White-necked Jacobin, as well as some other small birds. Cinnamon Becard, White-vented Euphonia, Tawny-capped Euphonia, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Golden-hooded Tanager, Passerini’s Tanager and Variable Seedeater were all seen.
Green Thorntail Black-crested Coquette
We continued on our way stopping to admire a three-toed Sloth and arrived at La Selva Verde Lodge. We are certainly spoilt in our travels at staying in wonderful places in the world surrounded by the most fantastic wildlife. The feeders at the dining room had a constant supply of birds arriving. A Montezuma Oriole was tucking in alongside a Black-cheeked Woodpecker. A Red-legged Honeycreeper joined them alongside a Palm Tanager.
Montezuma Oriole Black-cheeked Woodpecker
After lunch we were in for a treat. We met up with Serge Arias who had acted as ground agent and had put our tour together. He had arranged for us to have a boat trip along the River Sarapiqui. I love boat rides and so he got top marks for effort from me!
Down at the quayside we boarded the boat and set off downstream. A Spotted Sandpiper was feeding on the mud.
We were soon fascinated with other wildlife as a Caiman and a Green Iguana posed to have their photographs taken.
Green Iguana Caiman
Mangrove Swallows were perching on debris in the river and a Green Kingfisher was fishing near the bank. A Great Blue Heron flew down river as Northern Rough-winged Swallows flew high above our heads. A Bay Wren Yellow Warbler were spotted in the trees as a Crested Caracara flew overhead. A Buff-rumped Warbler picked its way alongside the river edge as we continued on downstream.
Paul Sue Eduardo Anhinga
As we turned the boat around we spotted a Bare-throated Tiger Heron on the bank and a Green Ibis sat high up on a dead branch. All too soon our river trip was at an end and we birded around the quayside adding a group of Grey-headed Chacalaca, Ruddy Ground Dove, Blue-black Grassquit, Amazon Kingfisher and White-collared Seed-eater.
We boarded the vehicle and stopped at a small pond where we added Northern Jacana, Mealy Parrot, Purple Gallinule and a flock of White-crowned Parrot.
We were up early and driven to the entrance track of La Selva Biological Station. There were birds everywhere and we were soon kept busy watching and writing in our notebooks. Luckily there was still not enough light for photography. We added Grey-capped Flycatcher, Plain-coloured Tanager, Black-cowled Oriole, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Orange-billed Sparrow, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird and Stripe-breasted Wren before being driven a bit further down the track.
Serge Abelardo Paul and Eduardo Laughing Falcon
We got out and admired a Laughing Falcon sitting in a distant tree which I digi-scoped. We watched Masked Tityra, Buff-throated Saltator, White-rumped Flycatcher, Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker, Broad-billed Motmot, and Grey-rumped Swift and were delighted when two Great Green Macaw flew through. It was a shame that they did not perch. After this a Long-tailed Tyrant perched as a Streak-headed Woodcreeper sidled up a trunk of a tree as I admired a Gartered Trogon.
Gartered Trogon La Selva Biological Station
Abelardo walked back to fetch the vehicle and drove us the rest of the way to the Biological Station that was busy feeding field-trip students, all setting off for their day’s experience. We sat down to unpack our breakfast but were soon interrupted with two m species of manakin on view. From the kitchen window we watched White-ruffed Manakin and soon we had an amazing display of two male White-collared Manakin emitting their clicking mating calls.
White-collared Manakin Crested Guan
A Long-billed Hermit was also in the same bush which provided a bit of a distraction for a while as Southern Rough-winged Swallow flew overhead. We ate our breakfast and I was soon taking photographs as the light was now much better. A Crested Guan was hopping around a nearby bush in which there was a Dusky-faced Tanager. Orange-chinned Parakeet flew over as we watched Olive-backed Euphonia and Red-eyed Vireo.
With breakfast done we started off down the track and warned to stay on the path because of snakes. A Pale-billed Woodpecker was quite clearly in distress as it sat motionless on a nearby branch.
Pale-billed Woodpecker (with damaged eye)
A little later a Slaty-tailed Trogon sat above us and posed for its photo as we added Blue-black Grosbeak to our list. A Grey-headed Dove caused a bit of a problem for a while as it picked around the forest floor. Birds came thick and fast as we added Fasciated Antshrike, Rufous Mourner, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Black-and-white Warbler Lesser Greenlet, Scarlet-rumped Cacique, Rufous-winged Woodpecker and Cocoa Woodpecker.
Paul Sue Eduardo Rufous-winged Woodpecker
We continued along the track crossing over a bridge where one of the other guides had spotted a Silky Anteater. This was causing great excitement as they are a very rare sighting. It was all curled up asleep as many people gathered to take photos. A little later we spotted a Great Curassow building a nest.
Silky Anteater Great Curassow
All of a sudden Abelardo called time as he wanted to head back. This was such a shame as the birding was good. We spotted a Squirrel Cuckoo and in a small clearing Abelardo got very excited at two King Vultures soaring overhead. We added Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Chestnut-headed Oropendula, Black-crowned Antshrike, Black-throated Trogon, Rufous Motmot and Wedge-billed Woodcreeper on our way back. I was perplexed why we were leaving when the birding was so good. However we had other places to visit and we had a way to travel for our lunch spot and another reserve. We admired a few stray Collared Peccary by the camp as we made our way back towards the bridge.
We boarded our vehicle and drove for an hour and a half to Pangola. Here we had a good lunch and boarded an old school bus which promptly broke down as we arrived near the entrance to a board walk. We walked along the boardwalk and saw nothing! I don’t think any of us could quite believe it. The habitat was amazing but it was bird-less. We searched and searched. It was such a shame after leaving the excellent biological station where the birding had been so good and deserved more time. However we are experienced enough to know that on wildlife trips nothing is ever guaranteed. You win some and lose some!
Pineapple crops in Pangola Eastern Wood Peewee
On our journey to and from Pangola we added a few trip ticks but sadly no lifers, in the shape of Groove-billed Ani, Broad-winged Hawk, Tawny-crested Tanager, Olive-throated Parakeet, Grey Hawk, Collared Aricari and Keel-billed Toucan. It was interesting to see all the pineapple crops being grown in this area.
Back at La Selva we learnt about a Snowy Cotinga roosting and so we went to see it as well as adding White-breasted Wood-Wren to our list. After our evening meal in the dark we prowled the grounds of the lodge where we delighted in seeing a Red-eyed Tree-frog and a Kinkajou
Red-eyed Tree Frog
We were up early and after looking at the Snowy Cotinga as our first bird of the year before setting off, we got in our vehicle and along with Serge drove to an area outside the lodge within the reserve. Unfortunately for us at Virgen del Socorro it decided to pour with rain. The downpour made it very unpleasant for all concerned and we decided to take an early breakfast at a local cafe where there were some feeders.
Paul catching up with his notes.
Buff-throated Saltator Silver-throated Tanager
Passerini’s Tanager Coppery-headed Emerald
We were quite lucky as although it was raining quite hard the cafe had a good selection of fruit on a bird table and several hummingbird feeders out, which meant that we had lots of birds to look at and photograph. Our first endemic and life tick was Coppery-headed Emerald soon followed by another lifer of Prong-billed Barbet. It was a shame that my photo of this was out of focus. We added Slate-throated Redstart, Black-headed Saltator, Green-crowned Brilliant, Green Hermit, Violet Sabrewing and White-bellied Mountain-gem as well as photographing several species we had seen before. We unpacked our breakfasts and tucked in!
Once we had finished breakfast the rain had eased and we drove back to where we had started on the track. We walked down and I was pleased with a sighting of Golden-winged Warbler. An Olivaceous Woodcreeper and Black Phoebe added themselves to our trip list before a Blackburnian Warbler was spotted this is always a nice American Warbler to see. Further on down the track we had a small flock of Crimson Collared Tanagers and Abelardo was delighted with a Black-thighed Grosbeak as it was a lifer for him, as it was for us. A small group of Mantled Howler monkeys provided a distraction for a while.
Mantled Howler Monkey Black-thighed Grosbeak
We continued on down the track adding Bay-headed Tanager, Slate-colored Grosbeak and Northern Parula until Abelardo volunteered to walk back up the track to fetch the vehicle. Eduardo, Serge, Paul and I waited on the bridge over the river and watched a Green Honeycreeper and a Green Heron. I amused myself tring to take pictures of White-collared Swifts flying overhead.
Once back at the lodge, we had lunch and loaded up the vehicle. I managed a photo of a Common Basilisk Lizard before saying our thanks and goodbyes to Serge. Abelardo drove us back towards San Jose but we stopped once again at Braulio Carrillo hummingbird garden.
Common Basilisk Lizard
We had enough time to spend several hours here in the hope of seeing Snowcap but it was not to be. However it was not a complete waste of time as we added 3 lifers. These were, Black and Yellow Tanager, Violet-headed Hummingbird and Short-billed Pigeon.
We left it as late as we could but our target species did not turn up and we headed back to San Jose. Our ‘quickie’ birding trip with Eduardo was at an end. We had a last evening meal with Eduardo at the hotel where we thanked him for all his efforts once again.
Abelardo picked us up at 5am and took us to the airport where we flew to Miami, USA where we got delayed by two hours sitting on the plane because of cabin problems and no ground crew to see us off. We eventually arrived back at Heathrow and motored home. We had enjoyed our trip and look forward to the next one!
1. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
2. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 12/31/2015 Pangola
3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias herodias [cinerea] 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
4. Great White Egret Egretta alba 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
5. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
6. Green Heron Butorides virescens [striatus] 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
7. Bare-throated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma mexicanum 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
8. Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis 12/30/2015 La Selva Verde
9. American Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
10. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
11. King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
12. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus [caeruleus] 12/27/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
13. Grey Hawk Asturina plagiata [nitida] 12/31/2015 Pangola
14. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus 12/31/2015 Pangola
15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
16. Osprey Pandion haliaetus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
17. Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
18. Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans 12/31/2015 La Selva Verde
19. American Kestrel Falco sparverius 12/30/2015 Los Quetzalas N P
20. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
21. Grey-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps [garrula] 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
22. Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
23. Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
24. Great Curassow Crax rubra 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
25. Spotted Wood-quail Odontophorus guttatus 12/30/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
26. Grey-necked Wood-rail Aramides cajanea 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
27. American Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
28. Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
29. Spotted Sandpiper Tringa macularia [hypoleucos] 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
30. Feral Pigeon Columba livia 'feral' 12/30/2015 Puerto Viejo
31. Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
32. Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
33. Short-billed Pigeon Columba nigrirostris 01/01/2016 Braulio Carrillo N P
34. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
35. Ruddy Ground-dove Columbina talpacoti 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
36. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
37. Grey-headed Dove Leptotila plumbeiceps [rufaxilla] 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
38. Great Green Macaw Ara ambigua [militaris] 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
39. Crimson-fronted Parakeet Aratinga finschi 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
40. Aztec Parakeet Aratinga nana astec 12/31/2015 Pangola
41. Sulphur-winged Parakeet Pyrrhura hoffmanni 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
42. Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
43. White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
44. Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
45. Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
46. Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris 12/31/2015 Pangola
47. White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
48. Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris cinereiventris 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
49. Dusky-backed Swift Chaetura vauxi richmondi 12/30/2015 Los Quetzalas N P
50. Green Hermit Phaethornis guy 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
51. Long-billed (Western Long-tailed) Hermit Phaethornis longirostris 12/31/2015 La Selva Biol F Station
52. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
53. Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
54. White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
55. Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
56. Violet-headed Hummingbird Klais guimeti 01/01/2016 Braulio Carrillo N P
57. Black-crested Coquette Lophornis helenae 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
58. Green Thorntail Popelairia conversii 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
59. Blue-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica [furcata] 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
60. Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
61. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
62. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
63. Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
64. Coppery-headed Emerald Elvira cupreiceps 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
65. White-bellied Mountain-gem Lampornis hemileucus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
66. Grey-tailed Mountain-gem Lampornis castaneoventris cinereicauda 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
67. Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaema 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
68. Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
69. Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
70. Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti [aurita] 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
71. Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
72. Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
73. Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
74. Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
75. Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
76. Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
77. Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
78. Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
79. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
80. Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
81. Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii [ruficapillus] 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
82. Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus coeruliceps 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
83. Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda ruficauda 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
84. Prong-billed Barbet Semnornis frantzii 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
85. Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
86. Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus 12/31/2015 Pangola
87. Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus 12/31/2015 Pangola
88. Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
89. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
90. Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani 12/30/2015 La Selva Verde
91. Hoffmanns' Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
92. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
93. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
94. Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
95. Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker Celeus castaneus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
96. Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
97. Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
98. Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
99. Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
100. Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
101. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis 12/30/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
102. Ruddy Treerunner Margarornis rubiginosus 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
103. Fasciated Antshrike Cymbilaimus lineatus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
104. Western Slaty (Black-crowned) Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha 12/31/2015 La Selva Biol F Station
105. Snowy Cotinga Carpodectes nitidus 12/31/2015 La Selva Verde
106. White-ruffed Manakin Corapipo altera [leucorrhoa] 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
107. White-collared Manakin Manacus candei [manacus] 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
108. Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
109. Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
110. Common Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
111. Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
112. Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
113. Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
114. Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
115. Dark Pewee Contopus lugubris 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
116. Eastern Wood-pewee Contopus virens 12/31/2015 Pangola
117. Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens [difficilis] 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
118. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
119. Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
120. Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
121. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
122. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua 12/30/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
123. White-ringed Flycatcher Conopias albovittata 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
124. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
125. Grey-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
126. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
127. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
128. Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
129. Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus [castaneus] 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
130. Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
131. Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea [subis] 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
132. Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
133. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
134. Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
135. Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys caudatus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
136. Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
137. Bay Wren Thryothorus nigricapillus 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
138. Stripe-breasted Wren Thryothorus thoracicus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
139. House Wren Troglodytes aedon 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
140. Timberline Wren Thryorchilus browni 12/30/2015 Los Quetzalas N P
141. White-breasted Wood-wren Henicorhina leucosticta 12/31/2015 La Selva Verde
142. Grey-breasted Wood-wren Henicorhina leucophrys 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
143. Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops [ralloides] 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
144. Black-billed Nightingale-thrush Catharus gracilirostris 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
145. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-thrush Catharus frantzii 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
146. Sooty Thrush Turdus nigrescens 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
147. Mountain Thrush Turdus plebejus [ignobilis] 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
148. Clay-coloured Thrush Turdus grayi 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
149. House Sparrow Passer domesticus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
150. Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo carmioli 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
151. Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus 12/28/2015 an Jose (Costa Rica)
152. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
153. Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
154. Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
155. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
156. Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
157. Northern Parula Parula americana 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
158. Flame-throated Warbler Parula gutturalis 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
159. Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia petechia 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
160. Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
161. Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
162. Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
163. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
164. Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
165. Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
166. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
167. Collared Redstart Myioborus torquatus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
168. Black-cheeked Warbler Basileuterus melanogenys 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
169. Buff-rumped Warbler Basileuterus fulvicauda [rivularis] 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
170. Bananaquit Coereba flaveola 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
171. Common Bush-tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
172. Sooty-capped Bush-tanager Chlorospingus pileatus 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
173. Black-and-yellow Tanager Chrysothlypis chrysomelas 01/01/2016 Braulio Carrillo N P
174. Dusky-faced Tanager Mitrospingus cassinii 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
175. Tawny-crested Tanager Tachyphonus delatrii 12/31/2015 Pangola
176. Red-throated Ant-tanager Habia fuscicauda 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
177. Flame-coloured Tanager Piranga bidentata 12/27/2015 avegre Nature Reserve
178. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
179. Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
180. Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
181. Blue-grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus [sayaca] 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
182. Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum 12/30/2015 La Selva Verde
183. Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
184. White-vented Euphonia Euphonia minuta 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
185. Tawny-capped Euphonia Euphonia anneae 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
186. Golden-browed Chlorophonia Chlorophonia callophrys 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
187. Plain-coloured Tanager Tangara inornata 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
188. Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala 12/28/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
189. Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
190. Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata [nigrocincta] 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
191. Spangle-cheeked Tanager Tangara dowii 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
192. Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
193. Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus 12/30/2015 La Selva Verde
194. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
195. Volcano Junco Junco vulcani 12/30/2015 Los Quetzalas N P
196. White-eared Ground-sparrow Melozone leucotis 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
197. Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
198. White-naped Brush-finch Atlapetes albinucha 12/29/2015 avegre Nature Reserve
199. Chestnut-capped Brush-finch Atlapetes brunneinucha 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
200. Large-footed Finch Pezopetes capitalis 12/27/2015 avegre Nature Reserve
201. Yellow-thighed Finch Pselliophorus tibialis 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
202. Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
203. Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina 12/30/2015 Braulio Carrillo N P
204. White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola morelleti 12/30/2015 Sarapiqui River
205. Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea 12/27/2015 S avegre Nature Reserve
206. Slaty Flower-piercer Diglossa plumbea [baritula] 12/27/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
207. Black-thighed Grosbeak Pheucticus tibialis 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
208. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 12/29/2015 Savegre Nature Reserve
209. Slate-coloured Grosbeak Pitylus grossus 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
210. Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps 01/01/2016 Virgen del Socorro (La Selva)
211. Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
212. Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
213. Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
214. Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
215. Montezuma Oropendola Gymnostinops montezuma 12/30/2015 La Selva Verde
216. Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus uropygialis 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
217. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
218. Black-cowled Oriole Icterus dominicensis prosthemelas 12/31/2015 La Selva Biological F Station
219. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna 12/28/ San Jose (Costa Rica)
220. Melodious Blackbird Dives dives 12/28/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
221. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 12/27/2015 San Jose (Costa Rica)
1. Red-tailed Squirrel Sciurus granatensis 28/12/15 San Jose
2. Variegated Squirrel Sciurus variegatoides 28/12/15 San Jose
3. Collared Peccary Pecari tajacu 30/12/15 La Selva
4. Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus 30/12/15 La Selva
5. Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth Choloepus hoffmanni 31/12/15 La Selva Biological Field Station
6. Silky Anteater Cyclopes didactylus 31/12/15 La Selva Biological Field Station
7. Tent-making Bat Uroderma bilobatum Pangola 31/12/15
8. Mantled Howler Monkey Alouatta palliata Cinchona 01/01/16