Costa Rica trip with Indiana Audubon and Lifer Nature Tours - February, 2019

Lesser Violetear

Wendy and I spent eleven days in Costa Rica with a great group of Indiana birders. The trip was expertly organized and led by Brad Bumgardner and Costa Rican guide Juan Diego Vargas. We saw nearly 380 species, including eleven owls, twelve parrots, twelve woodpeckers, 34 flycatchers, 19 warblers, seven trogons, and 34 hummingbirds! Costa Rica is certainly a beautiful country with spectacular birds. Photography was challenging with many low light situations in the rain forest, but I still managed a "few" shots.

* John's Favorites

Great Tinamou

Great Curassow

Crested Guan

Spotted Wood-quail

* Sunbittern

* Bare-throated Tiger-heron (adult)

Bare-throated Tiger-heron (immature)

Boat-billed Heron

* Double-striped Thick-knee

Northern Jacana

Gray-headed Kite

Barred Hawk

White Hawk

Double-toothed Kite

Common Black-hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Yellow-headed Caracara (adult)

Yellow-headed Caracara (immature)

Laughing Falcon

Striped Owl

* Crested Owl

Pacific Screech-owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

* Great Potoo

Long-billed Hermit

* Green-crowned Brilliant

* Talamanca Hummingbird (male)

* Talamanca Hummingbird (female)

* Fiery-throated Hummingbird

* Crowned Woodnymph (male)

* Crowned Woodnymph (female)

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Green-breasted Mango

* Brown Violetear

* Lesser Violetear

White-throated Mountain-gem

Purple-throated Mountain-gem

* Green Thorntail (male)

* Green Thorntail (female)

Black-crested Coquette

Volcano Hummingbird

* Red-billed Pigeon

Ruddy Ground-dove

Scarlet Macaw

Yellow-naped Parrot

Red-lored Parrot

Groove-billed Ani

Squirrel Cuckoo

* Gartered Trogon

* Baird's Trogon

Orange-bellied Trogon

* Slaty-tailed Trogon

* Resplendent Quetzal

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Keel-billed Motmot

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

* American Pygmy Kingfisher

* White-fronted Nunbird

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

* Collared Aracari

Fiery-billed Aracari

* Keel-billed Toucan

* Yellow-throated Toucan

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Spotted Woodcreeper

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper

Ruddy Treerunner

Dull-mantled Antbird

* Streak-chested Antpitta

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

* Common Tody-flycatcher

Long-tailed Tyrant

Yellowish Flycatcher

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Gray-capped Flycatcher

Masked Tityra

Orange-collared Manakin (female)

Red-capped Manakin

Yellow-billed Cotinga

White-throated Magpie-jay

* Brown Jay

Black-billed Nightngale-thrush

Black-faced Solitaire

Mountain Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

* Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

* Rufous-naped Wren

Timberline Wren

"Mangrove" Yellow Warbler

Flame-throated Warbler

Tropical Parula

Slate-throated Redstart

* Collared Redstart

Black-cheeked Warbler

White-lined Tanager

Scarlet-rumped Tanager

Crimson-collared Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager

Black and Yellow Tanager

* Silver-throated Tanager

* Emerald Tanager

* Speckled Tanager

* Golden-hooded Tanager

* Bay-headed Tanager

* Green Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Slaty Flowerpiercer

* Buff-throated Saltator

Black-striped Sparrow

* Common Chlorospingus

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Volcano Junco

* Flame-colored Tanager

* Montezuma Oropendola

* Golden-browed Chlorophonia

Yellow-throated Euphonia

Costa Rica trip images

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