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A Report from

Costa Rica 23nd December 2002 to 13th January 2003,

Clare Moger

Species list

Site abbreviations:

H - Hotel Bougainvillea. Also includes species seen in San Jose area
To - Tortuguero, including species seen from the boat on the way to and from Tortuguero
M - Monteverde
R - Rancho Naturalista
R* - Hike up Cerro de la Silencio from Rancho Naturalista
Ta - Tapanti C - Carara area including Tarcol Lodge and the road above Villa Lapas
S - Savegre and Cerro de la Muerte
V - Virgen del Socorro area including Chinchona Restaurant and La Paz Falls
L - La Selva
B - Braulio Carillo  

Other abbreviations:
h - heard only
x - seen but not a tickable view
g - seen by the guide or another person I was birding with, but not by me
p - probable sighting but identification not certain

Great Tinamou - C, L Tinamus Major
Little Tinamou - L Crypturellus soui
Pied-billed Grebe - V Podilymbus podiceps
Brown Pelican - To, C Pelecanus occidentalis
Neotropic Cormorant - To, C, V Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Anhinga - To, C, L Anhinga anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird - C Fregata magnificens
Great Blue Heron - To, C, L Ardea herodias
Great Egret - To, C, V, L Ardea alba
Reddish Egret - C Egretta rufescens
Tricolored Heron - To, C Egretta tricolor
Little Blue Heron - To, C, L Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret - To, C, L Egretta thula
Cattle Egret - To, R, C, V, L Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron - To, C Bubulcus virescens
Agami Heron - To Agamia agami
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - To, L Nyctanassa violacea
Boat-billed Heron - To Cochlearius cochlearius
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - To, C, L Tigrisoma mexicanum
Wood Stork - C Mycteria americana
Green Ibis - To, L (h) Mesembrinibis cayennensis
White Ibis - C Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill - C Ajaia ajaja
Muscovy Duck - To (x) Cairina moschata
Black Vulture - Everywhere Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture - Everywhere Cathartes aura
King Vulture - C Sarcoramphus papa
Osprey - To, C Pandion haliaetus
Gray-headed Kite - L Leptodon cayanensis
Hook-billed Kite - L (p) Chondrohierax uncinatus
White-tailed Kite - 1 near San Jose Elanus leucurus
Double-toothed Kite - To, R*, C Harpagus bidentatus
Barred (Black-chested) Hawk - R* Leucopternis princeps
Semiplumbeous Hawk - To, L Leucopternis semiplumbea
White Hawk - B Leucopternis albicollis
Common Black-Hawk - To, Leucopternis albicollis
Mangrove Black-Hawk - C Leucopternis subtilis
Gray Hawk - To, C, V Asturina nitida
Broad-winged Hawk - C, V Buteo platypterus
Red-tailed Hawk - S Buteo jamaicensis
Black Hawk-Eagle - R* (h) Spizaetus tyrannus
Ornate Hawk-Eagle - B Spizaetus ornatus
Yellow-headed Caracara - C Milvago chimachima
Laughing Falcon - L Herpetotheres cachinnans
Collared Forest-Falcon - C (h) Micrastur semitorquatus
Gray-headed Chachalaca - M, R, C, L Ortalis cinereiceps
Crested Guan - C, L , B (h) Penelope purpurascens
Black Guan - M Chamaepetes unicolor
Great Curassow - L Crax rubra
Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge - S (h) Dendrortyx leucophrys
White-throated Crake - R, L (h) Laterallus albigularis
Gray-necked Wood-Rail - To Aramides cajanea
Purple Gallinule - To Porphyrula martinica
Sungrebe - To, L Heliornis fulica
Sunbittern - L Eurypyga helias
Northern Jacana - To Jacana spinosa
Black-necked Stilt - To, C Himantopus mexicanus
Black-bellied Plover - C Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover - C Charadrius semipalmatus
Wilson’s Plover - C Charadrius wilsonia
Whimbrel - C Numenius phaeopus
Greater Yellowlegs - To, C Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs - To Tringa flavipes
Spotted Sandpiper - To, C, L Actitis macularia
Willet - To, C Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Western Sandpiper - C Calidris mauri
Least Sandpiper - C Calidris minutilla
Laughing Gull - C Larus atricilla
Sandwich Tern - To, C Sterna sandvicensis
Royal Tern - To, C Sterna maxima
Feral Pigeon - in cities Columba livia
Scaled Pigeon - L Columba speciosa
Band-tailed Pigeon - S Columba fasciata
Pale-vented Pigeon - To, L Columba cayennensis
Red-billed Pigeon - R, R*, L Columba flavirostris
Short-billed Pigeon - To, R, C (h), L Columba nigrirostris
Ruddy Pigeon - M, R*, S Columba subvinacea
White-winged Dove - Orotina Zenaida asiatica
Common Ground-Dove - C Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-Dove - To, L Columbina talpacoti
Inca Dove - H, C Columbina inca
White-tipped Dove - H, R, C Leptotila verreauxi
Gray-chested Dove - C, L Leptotila cassini
Buff-fronted Quail-Dove - S Geotrygon costaricensis
Chiriqui Quail-Dove - M Geotrygon chiriquensis
Ruddy Quail-Dove - C Geotrygon Montana
Great Green Macaw - To Ara ambigua
Scarlet Macaw - C Ara macao
Crimson-fronted Parakeet - H, L Aratinga finschi
Olive-throated Parakeet - To, L Aratinga nana
Orange-fronted Parakeet - C Aratinga canicularis
Sulphur-winged Parakeet - R* Pyrrhura hoffmanni
Orange-chinned Parakeet - C (h), L Brotogeris jugularis
Brown-hooded Parrot - To, M, R, R* Pionopsitta haematotis
White-crowned Parrot - R, R*, S(h), L Pionus senilis
Red-lored Parrot - C, L Amazona autumnalis
Yellow-naped Parrot - C Amazona auropalliata
Mealy Parrot - To, L Amazona farinosa
Squirrel Cuckoo - at most sites Piaya cayana
Groove-billed Ani - at most sites Crotophaga sulcirostris
Striped Cuckoo - L Tapera naevia
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo - C Morococcyx erythropygus
Pacific Screech-Owl - Otus cooperii
Bare-shanked Screech-Owl - M (h) Otus clarkii
Mottled Owl - R (h) Ciccaba virgata
Black-and-White Owl - Orotina Ciccaba nigrolineata
Central American Pygmy-Owl - B (h) Glaucidium griseiceps
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl - C Glaucidium brasilianum
Great Potoo - L Nyctibius grandis
Lesser Nighthawk - C Chordeiles acutipennis
Paraque - R, L Nyctidromus albicollis
Chestnut-collared Swift - C, L Streptoprocne rutila
White-collared Swift - C, S, L Streptoprocne zonaris
Gray-rumped Swift - L Chaetura cinereiventris
Vaux’s Swift - R Chaetura vauxi
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift - L (g) Panyptila cayennensis
Stripe-throated Hermit - R, B Phaethornis striigularis
Band-tailed Barbthroat - R Threnetes ruckeri
Green Hermit - M, R, V, B Phaethornis guy
Western Long-tailed Hermit - C, L Phaethornis longirostris
Green-fronted Lancebill - R* Doryfera ludovicae
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird - C Phaeochroa cuvierii
Violet Sabrewing - M, R, V Campylopterus hemileucurus
White-necked Jacobin - R, C (g) Florisuga mellivora
Green Violetear - M, S Colibri thalassinus
Green-breasted Mango - R Anthracothorax prevostii
Violet-headed Hummingbird - L Klais guimeti
Black-crested Coquette - R Lophornis helenae
Green Thorntail - R, V Discosura conversii
Canivet’s Emerald - C Chlorostilbon canivetii
Fiery-throated Hummingbird - S Panterpe insignis
Coppery-headed Emerald - M, V Elvira cupreiceps
Stripe-tailed Emerald - M Eupherusa eximia
Black-bellied Hummingbird - R*, V Eupherusa nigriventris
Violet-crowned Woodnymph - R Thalurania colombica
Blue-throated Goldentail - C Hylocharis eliciae
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - at most sites Amazilia tzacatl
Blue-chested Hummingbird - B Polyerata amabilis
Steely-vented Hummingbird - C Saucerottia saucerrottei
Snowcap - R Microchera albocoronata
White-bellied Mountain-gem - R*, V Lampornis hemileucus
Purple-throated Mountain-gem - M, Ta Lampornis calolaema
Gray-tailed Mountain-gem - S Lampornis cinereicauda
Green-crowned Brilliant - M, R, R*, V Heliodoxa jacula
Magnificent Hummingbird - S Eugenes fulgens
Purple-crowned Fairy - R, C, L, B Heliothryx barroti
Long-billed Starthroat - C Heliomaster longirostris
Magenta-throated Woodstar - M Calliphlox bryantae
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - C Archilochus colubris
Scintillant Hummingbird - S Selasphorus scintilla
Volcano Hummingbird - S Selasphorus flammula
Black-headed Trogon - C Trogon melanocephalus
Violaceous Trogon - R, C, L Trogon violaceous
Collared Trogon - R, R*, S (h) Trogon collaris
Black-throated Trogon - To, R Trogon rufus
Slaty-tailed Trogon - To, C, L Trogon massena
Lattice-tailed Trogon - B Trogon clathratus
Resplendent Quetzel - S Pharomachrus mocinno
Belted Kingfisher - To Ceryle alcyon
Ringed Kingfisher - To, C Ceryle torquata
Amazon Kingfisher - To, L Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher - To, C, L Chloroceryle americana
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher - To Chloroceryle inda
Blue-crowned Motmot - M Momotus momota
Rufous Motmot - R Baryphthengus martii
Broad-billed Motmot - L Electron platyrhynchum
Rufous-tailed Jacamar - R, R* (h), C  (h), L Galbula ruficauda
White-necked Puffbird - To Notharchus macrorhynchos
White-whiskered Puffbird - B Malacoptila panamensis
Red-headed Barbet - Ta, B Eubucco bourcierii
Prong-billed Barbet - R*, V Semnornis frantzii
Emerald Toucanet - M, S (h) Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Collared Aracari - To,L Pteroglossus torquatus
Fiery-billed Aracari - C Pteroglossus franzii
Yellow-eared Toucanet - B (g) Selenidera spectabilis
Keel-billed Toucan - To, M, R (h), L Ramphastos sulfuratus
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan - To, C, L Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii
Acorn Woodpecker - R*, S Melanerpes formicivorus
Golden-naped Woodpecker - C Melanerpes chrysauchen
Black-cheeked Woodpecker - R, L Melanerpes pucherani
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker - M, R, C, V Melanerpes hoffmannii
Hairy Woodpecker - R* (h) Picoides villosus
Smoky-brown Woodpecker - L Veniliornis fumigatus
Golden-olive Woodpecker - M, R, R*, C (h) Piculus rubiginosus
Cinnamon Woodpecker - To Celeus loricatus
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker - To, L Celeus castaneus
Lineated Woodpecker - C (h), L Dryocopus lineatus
Pale-billed Woodpecker - To, C (h), L Campephilus guatemalensis
Slaty Spinetail - R* (h), L (h) Synallaxis brachyura
Red-faced Spinetail - R* (x) Cranioleuca erythrops
Spotted Barbtail - B Premnoplex brunnescens
Ruddy Treerunner - M, S Margarornis rubiginosus
Plain Xenops - R, C Xenops minutus
Buffy Tuftedcheek - S (h) Pseudocolaptes lawrencii
Streak-breasted Treehunter - S Thripadectes rufobrunneus
Lineated Foliage-gleaner - R* (x), S (h) Syndactyla subalaris
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner - R, C (g) Automolus ochrolaemus
Plain-brown Woodcreeper - R Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Olivaceous Woodcreeper - M, R, R* Sittasomus griseicapillus
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper - R, B Glyphorynchus spirurus
Northern Barred Woodcreeper - To, C, L (h) Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Cocoa Woodcreeper - C, L Xiphorhynchus susurrans
Spotted Woodcreeper - M, R, B Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
Streak-headed Woodcreeper - To, M, C, L Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper - S Lepidocolaptes affinis
Brown-billed Scythebill - R, R*, B Campylorhamphus pusillus
Great Antshrike - L Taraba major
Barred Antshrike - C Thamnophilus doliatus
Black-hooded Antshrike - C Thamnophilus bridgesi
Western Slaty-Antshrike - To Thamnophilus atrinucha
Russet Antshrike - B Thamnophilus anabatinus
Plain Antvireo - R Dysithamnus mentalis
Checker-throated Antwren - R Myrmotherula fulviventris
Slaty Antwren - R, C Myrmotherula schisticolor
Dot-winged Antwren - C Microrhopias quixensis
Rufous-rumped Antwren - R* Terenura callinota
Dusky Antbird - R, C Cercomacra tyrannina
Chestnut-backed Antbird - C, L Myrmeciza exsul
Immaculate Antbird - R Myrmeciza immaculata
Black-faced Antthrush - C Formicarius analis
Black-crowned Antpitta - B (h) Pittasoma michleri
Fulvous-bellied Antpitta - R (h) Hylopezus dives
Ochre-breasted Antpitta - Ta Grallaricula flavirostris
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo - R* (h), S (h,x) Scytalopus argentifrons
Rufous Piha - C Lipaugus unirufus
Yellow-billed Cotinga - C Carpodectes antoniae
Snowy Cotinga - To, L Carpodectes nitidus
Purple-throated Fruitcrow - To Querula purpurata
Three-wattled Bellbird - C (h) Procnias tricarunculata
White-collared Manakin - To, R, L Manacus candei
Orange-collared Manakin - C Manacus aurantiacus
White-ruffed Manakin - R, B Corapipo altera
Long-tailed Manakin - C (x) Chiroxiphia linearis
Red-capped Manakin - To (h), L Pipra mentalis
Gray-headed Piprites - R Piprites griseiceps
Yellow Tyrannulet - L Capsiempis flaveola
Greenish Elaenia - C Myiopagis viridicata
Yellow-bellied Elaenia - To (h), S, L (h) Elaenia flavogaster
Mountain Elaenia - S Elaenia franzii
Torrent Tyrannulet - S, V Serpophaga cinerea
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher - C, L Mionectes oleaginous
Olive-striped Flycatcher - R Mionectes olivaceous
Slaty-capped Flycatcher - R Leptopogon superciliaris
Rufous-browed Tyrannulet - R* Phylloscartes superciliaris
Mistletoe Tyrannulet - R*, S (h) Zimmerius vilissimus
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant - R, R* (h) Lophotriccus pileatus
Northern Bentbill - C Oncostoma cinereigulare
Slate-headed Tody-Tyrant - C Poecilotriccus sylvia
Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher - R Todirostrum nigriceps
Common Tody-Flycatcher - To, R, C, L Todirostrum cinereum
Yellow-olive Flycatcher - C, L Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Northern Royal Flycatcher - C Onychorhynchus mexicanus
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher - R, C, B Myiobius sulphureipygius
Tawny-chested Flycatcher - R Aphanotriccus capitalis
Tufted Flycatcher - R*, S Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Olive-sided Flycatcher - R* Contopus cooperi
Dark Pewee - R*, S Contopus lugubris
Ochraceous Pewee - S Contopus ochraceous
Tropical Pewee - R, R*, L Contopus cinereus
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - R*, C Empidonax flaviventris
Yellowish Flycatcher - M, S Empidonax flavescens
Black-capped Flycatcher - S Empidonax atriceps
Black Phoebe - S Sayornis nigricans
Long-tailed Tyrant - L Colonia colonus
Bright-rumped Attila - To, C (h), L Attila spadiceus
Rufous Mourner - To, R, L Rhytipterna holerythra
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - M, R, C, L Myiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated Flycatcher - To Myiarchus cinerascens
Great-crested Flycatcher - C, L Myiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested Flycatcher - C Myiarchus tyrannulus
Great Kiskadee - common throughout Pitangus sulphuratus
Boat-billed Flycatcher - seen most sites Megarynchus pitangua
Social Flycatcher - seen most sites Myiozetetes similes
Gray-capped Flycatcher - To, L Myiozetetes granadensis
White-ringed Flycatcher - To, L Conopias albovittata
Golden-bellied Flycatcher - R*, Ta Myiodynastes hemichrysus
Streaked Flycatcher - C Myiodynastes maculatus
Tropical Kingbird - common throughout Tyrannus melancholicus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - C Tyrannus forficatus
Barred Becard - R* (h), S Pachyramphus versicolor
Cinnamon Becard - R, L Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
White-winged Becard - C Pachyramphus polychopterus
Rose-throated Becard - C Pachyramphus aglaiae
Masked Tityra - R, L Tityra semifasciata
Gray-breasted Martin - C Progne chalybea
Mangrove Swallow - To, C, L Tachycineta albilinea
Blue-and-white Swallow - H, M, R*, S Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - C, L Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Barn Swallow - C Hirundo rustica
Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher - S Ptilogonys caudatus
Cedar Waxwing - M Bombycilla cedrorum
Band-backed Wren - R*, L Campylorhynchus zonatus
Rufous-naped Wren - C Campylorhynchus rufinucha
Black-throated Wren - R Thryothorus atrogularis
Black-bellied Wren - C Thryothorus fasciatoventris
Rufous-breasted Wren - C Thryothorus rutilus
Riverside Wren - C Thryothorus semibadius
Bay Wren - To, L Thryothorus nigricapillus
Stripe-breasted Wren - To, R, B Thryothorus thoracicus
Rufous-and-white Wren - M, C Thryothorus rufalbus
Plain Wren - M, C Thryothorus modestus
House Wren - To, R, C, L Troglodytes ochraceus
Ochraceous Wren - R*, Ta (p), S Troglodytes ochraceus
Timberline Wren - S Thryorchilus browni
White-breasted Wood-Wren - R, L, B (h) Henicorhina leucosticta
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren - M, S (h) Henicorhina leucophyrs
Whistling (Scaly-breasted) Wren - R Microcerculus marginatus
Gray Catbird - R, L (g) Dumetella carolinensis
Black-faced Solitaire - M, R* (h), Ta, S Myadestes melanops
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush - M Catharus aurantiirostris
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush - M Catharus fuscater
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush - S Catharus gracilirostris
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush - S Catharus franzii
Swainson’s Thrush - C Catharus ustulatus
Wood Thrush - M, L Hylocichla mustelina
Sooty Robin - S Turdus nigrescens
Mountain Robin - M, R*, S Turdus plebejus
Pale-vented Thrush - B Turdus obsoletus
Clay-colored Robin - common most sites Turdus grayi
Long-billed Gnatwren - R, C (h), L Ramphocaenus melanurus
Tropical Gnatcatcher - C, L Polioptila plumbea
Brown Jay - M, R, C, B Cyanocorax morio
Yellow-throated Vireo - C Vireo flavifrons
Yellow-winged Vireo - S Vireo carmioli
Brown-capped Vireo - R (g), S Vireo leucophrys
Philadelphia Vireo - C, S Vireo philadelphicus
Tawny-crowned Greenlet - R, C Hylophilus ochraceiceps
Lesser Greenlet - To, R, C Hylophilus decurtatus
Rufous-browned Peppershrike - R*,C, S Cyclarhis gujanensis
Golden-winged Warbler - seen at most sites Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler - H, M, C, S, L Vermivora peregrina
Flame-throated Warbler - S Parula gutturalis
Tropical Parula - R Parula pitiayumi
Yellow Warbler - To, C, L Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler - seen at most sites Dendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia Warbler - C Dendroica magnolia
Black-throated Green Warbler - M, S Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler - R, R* Dendroica fusca
Black-and-white Warbler - M, R, R*, C, L Mniotilta varia
American Redstart - To, R, C Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler - To, C Protonotaria citrea
Worm-eating Warbler - R (g), C Helmitheros vermivorus
Northern Waterthrush - To, C, L Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush - M, S Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler - R, L Oporornis formosus
Mourning Warbler - L Oporornis philadelphia
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat - R* Geothlypis semiflava
Hooded Warbler - L Wilsonia citrina
Wilson’s Warbler - M, R, R*, S Wilsonia pusilla
Slate-throated Redstart - M, R, R*, Ta Myioborus miniatus
Collared Redstart - M, S Myioborus torquatus
Golden-crowned Warbler - R Basileuterus culicivorus
Rufous-capped Warbler - M, R, C Basileuterus rufifrons
Black-cheeked Warbler - S Basileuterus melanogenys
Three-striped Warbler - M, R* Basileuterus tristriatus
Buff-rumped Warbler - C (h), L, B (h) Basileuterus fulvicauda
Zeledonia (Wrenthrush) - S Zeledonia coronata
Bananaquit - M, R*, Ta (h), L Coereba flaveola
Common Bush-Tanager - M, R*, Ta, S, V, B Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager - M, S Chlorospingus pileatus
Black-and-yellow Tanager - B Chrysothlypis chrysomelaena
Olive Tanager - R, B Chlorothraupis carmioli
White-throated Shrike-Tanager - B Lanio leucothorax
White-shouldered Tanager - R, C Tachyphonus luctuosus
Tawny-crested Tanager - B Tachyphonus delatrii
White-lined Tanager - R, L Tachyphonus rufus
Red-throated Ant-Tanager - R, L Habia fuscicauda
Summer Tanager - H, Piranga rubra
Western Tanager - C Piranga ludoviciana
Flame-colored Tanager - S Piranga bidentata
Crimson-collared Tanager - R, V, L Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
Passerini’s Tanager - To, R, V, L Ramphocelus passerinii
Blue-Gray Tanager - seen most sites Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager - To, R, V, L Thraupis palmarum
Blue-and-gold Tanager - B Bangsia arcaei
Scrub Euphonia - C Euphonia affinis
Yellow-crowned Euphonia - C, L Euphonia luteicapilla
Yellow-throated Euphonia - C Euphonia hirundinacea
Elegant Euphonia - M, S (g) Euphonia elegantissima
Olive-backed Euphonia - To, L Euphonia gouldi
Tawny-capped Euphonia - R, R*, B Euphonia anneae
Golden-browed Chlorophonia - M, R*, Ta, S Chlorophonia callophrys
Plain-colored Tanager - L Tangara inornata
Emerald Tanager - B Tangara florida
Silver-throated Tanager - M, R*, S, V, B Tangara icterocephala
Speckled Tanager - B Tangara guttata
Bay-headed Tanager - R, R*, C, B Tangara gyrola
Golden-hooded Tanager - To, R, R*, L, B Tangara larvata
Spangled-cheeked Tanager - M, R*, Ta, S Tangara downii
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis - L Dacnis venusta
Blue-Dacnis - To, L Dacnis cayana
Green Honeycreeper - R, L, B Chlorophanes spiza
Red-legged Honeycreeper - C Cyanerpes cyaneus
Blue-black Grassquit - C Volatinia jacarina
Variable Seedeater - To, C, L Sporophila corvina
Nicaraguan (Pink-billed) Seed-Finch - L Oryzoborus nuttingi
Thick-billed Seed-Finch - L Oryzoborus funereus
Yellow-faced Grassquit - M, R, S, V Tiaris olivacea
Peg-billed Finch - S Acanthidops bairdii
Slaty Flowerpiercer - S Diglossa plumbea
Sooty-faced Finch - V Lysurus crassirostris
Yellow-thighed Finch - M, S Pselliophorus tibialis
Large-footed Finch - S Pezopetes capitalis
Yellow-throated Brush-Finch - M, R* Atlapetes albinucha
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch - M, R, S Buarremon brunneinucha
Orange-billed Sparrow - R (g), C, L Arremon aurantiirostris
Black-striped Sparrow - R, L Arremonops conirostris
Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow - H Melozone biarcuatum
White-eared Ground-Sparrow - M Melozone leucotis
Stripe-headed Sparrow - C Aimophila ruficauda
Rufous-collared Sparrow - H, M, R*, S, V Zonotrichia capensis
Volcano Junco - S Junco vulcani
Grayish Saltator - H, L Saltator coerulescens
Buff-throated Saltator - M, R, R*, C, V, L Saltator maximus
Black-headed Saltator - R, L Saltator atriceps
Black-faced Grosbeak - L Caryothraustes poliogaster
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - M (p), R Pheucticus ludovicianus
Blue-black Grosbeak - R* (h), C, B Cyanocompsa cyanoides
Red-breasted Blackbird - To Sturnella militaris
Great-tailed Grackle - seen most sites Quiscalus mexicanus
Bronzed Cowbird - H, R Molothrus aeneus
Yellow-tailed Oriole - L Icterus mesomelas
Baltimore Oriole - seen most sites Icterus galbula
Black-cowled Oriole - L Icterus prosthemelas
Yellow-billed Cacique - L (g) Amblycercus holosericeus
Scarlet-rumped Cacique - To Cacicus uropygialis
Chestnut-headed Oropendola - R, L Psarocolius wagleri
Montezuma Oropendola - To, R, L Gymnostinops montezuma
Yellow-bellied Siskin - S Carduelis xanthogastra

Other wildlife



Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth 1 at Carara
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth 1 Tortuguero, 1 from boat trip near La Selva
Red-tailed Squirrel Monteverde, Rancho Naturalista and La Selva
Variegate Squirrel Bougainvillea and Monteverde
Central American Agouti Monteverde, Carara and La Selva
White-nosed Coati (Coatimundi) Monteverde (Finca Ecologica), Carara, La Selva
Tent-making Bat Tortuguero, Carara
White-faced Capuchin Tortuguero, Monteverde, Carara, La Selva
Central American Spider Monkey Tortuguero, Carara, Braulio Carillo
Mantled Howler Monkey Tortuguero, Carara, La Selva
Collared Peccary (Javelina) Carara, La Selva
Lesser Sac-winged White-lined Bat Tortuguero, La Selva (from boat trip)
Common Opossum Carara (in mangroves behind Tarcol Lodge just after dark)
Forest Rabbit Rancho Naturalista
Mouse spp Savegre
American Crocodile Tarcol, La Selva (from boat trip)
Spectacled Caiman Tortuguero, La Selva (from boat trip)
Green Turtle 110 babies
Black Wood Turtle La Selva
Common Slider La Selva (from boat trip)
House Gecko Seen in various buildings
Common Basilisk Carara.  Probably overlooked elsewhere
Green Basilisk Tortuguero
Green Iguana Tortuguero, La Selva
Central American Coral Snake 2 snakes seen dead on the road were probably this species
Strawberry poison dart frog 1 Tortuguero
Blue Jeans Frog La Selva
Red-eyed Green Tree Frog Tortuguero
Green Spiny Lizard Savegre
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