Costa Rica trip with Indiana Audubon and Lifer Nature Tours - February, 2022


Bill Sharkey and I joined the bird Ninja, Juan Diego Vargas of Lifer Nature Tours for another terrific Indiana Audubon trip to Costa Rica. This was our first taste of leading an international trip, and thanks to Juan Diego, we saw or heard 409 species of birds, while visiting countless amazing locations. Here are some shots from the trip.

Crested Guan

Bare-throated Tiger-heron (adult)

Bare-throated Tiger-heron (immature)

Fasciated Tiger-heron

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

White Ibis

Double-striped Thick-knee

Collared Plover

Northern Jacana

Uniform Crake

White-throated Crake

Russet-naped Wood-rail

Black Vulture

Plumbeous Kite

White Hawk

Semiplumbeous Hawk

Double-toothed Kite

Roadside Hawk

Common Black-hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk (adult)

Zone-tailed Hawk (immature)

Collared Forest-falcon

Pacific Screech-owl

Middle American Screech-Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

Common Potoo

Blue-and-white Swallow

Violet Sabrewing

Green-crowned Brilliant

Talamanca Hummingbird

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

White-tailed Emerald

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Lesser Violetear

White-throated Mountain-gem

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Scintillant Hummingbird

Volcano Hummingbird

Short-billed Pigeon

Scaled Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Inca Dove

Scarlet Macaw

Red-lored Parrot

Squirrel Cuckoo

Lesser Ground-cuckoo

Gartered Trogon

Resplendent Quetzal

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Keel-billed Motmot

Lesson's Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot

Rufous Motmot

White-whiskered Puffbird

Red-headed Barbet (male)

Red-headed Barbet (female)

Prong-billed Barbet

Emerald Toucanet

Collared Aracari

Fiery-billed Aracari

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Red-crowned Woodpecker

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper

Tawny-winged Woodcreeper

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

Ruddy Treerunner

Black-crowned Antshrike

Black-hooded Antshrike

Bicolored Antbird

Ocellated Antbird

Mistletoe Tyrannulet

Piratic Flycatcher

Rufous Mourner

Royal Flycatcher

Dark Pewee

Tufted Flycatcher

Gray-capped Flycatcher

Streaked Flycatcher

Black-crowned Tityra

Long-tailed Manakin

Red-capped Manakin

Black-headed Nightingale-thrush

Tropical Mockingbird

Ochraceous Wren

Gray-breasted Wood-wren

Collared Redstart

Crimson-collared Tanager

Scarlet-rumped Tanager (female)

Blue-gray Tanager

Yellow-winged Tanager

Palm Tanager

Silver-throated Tanager

Emerald Tanager

Speckled Tanager

Spangle-cheeked Tanager

Bay-headed Tanager

Green Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Slaty Flowerpiercer

Buff-throated Saltator

Black-headed Saltator

Yellow-thighed Brushfinch

Stripe-headed Sparrow

Sooty-capped Chlorospingus

Flame-colored Tanager

Spot-breasted Oriole

Montezuma Oropendola

Tawny-capped Euphonia

Elegant Euphonia

Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Costa Rica trip images

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