Costa Rica trip with Indiana Audubon and Costa Rica Gateway Tours - October, 2019

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Wendy and I returned to Costa Rica for a second time this year on an Indiana Audubon trip. This tour was on the Carribean side of the country, spending three nights each at two wonderful lodges - Selva Verde Lodge and Rancho Naturalista. This trip was organized by Indiana birders Chad Williams and John Velasquez. Once again we enjoyed a fabulous time enjoying the birds and other wildlife of this amazing country with a terrific group of Indiana birders.

* John's Favorites

Gray-headed Chachalaca

Black Guan


Bare-throated Tiger-heron (adult)

Fasciated Tiger-heron

* Boat-billed Heron (immature)

* Black-crowned Night-heron (juvenile)

Green Ibis

* Southern Lapwing

* Northern Jacana (adult)

* Northern Jacana (juvenile)

King Vulture

Russet-naped Wood-rail

* Tiny Hawk

Roadside Hawk

* Spectacled Owl

Middle American Screech-Owl

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Violet Sabrewing

Band-tailed Barbthroat

Green Hermit

* Stripe-throated Hermit

* Long-billed Hermit

* White-necked Jacobin (male)

White-necked Jacobin (female)

* Crowned Woodnymph

Coppery-headed Emerald

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer

* Green-breasted Mango

Green Thorntail (male)

Black-crested Coquette (female)

* Snowcap (male)

Snowcap (female)

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Red-billed Pigeon

White-winged Dove

* Orange-chinned Parakeet

Squirrel Cuckoo

Gartered Trogon (male)

Gartered Trogon (female)

Slaty-tailed Trogon (male and female)

* Lesson's Motmot

Rufous Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot

Green Kingfisher

* White-fronted Nunbird

* Collared Aracari

Yellow-throated Toucan

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Hoffmann's Woodpecker

* Pale-billed Woodpecker

* Plain-brown Woodcreeper

Cocoa Woodcreeper

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Fasciated Antshrike (female)

Barred Antshrike

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Tawny-chested Flycatcher

Torrent Tyrannulet

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

* Great Kiskadee

Social Flycatcher

Black-capped Tityra (female)

White-collared Manakin

Lovely Cotinga

Brown Jay

Rufous-naped Wren

White-breasted Wood-wren

Lesser Greenlet

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Olive-crowned Yellowthroat

Rufous-capped Warbler

Golden-crowned Warbler

* Scarlet-rumped Tanager (male)

Scarlet-rumped Tanager (female)

Crimson-collared Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager

Palm Tanager

* Green Honeycreeper (male)

Green Honeycreeper (female)

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Variable Seedeater

Grayish Saltator

Buff-throated Saltator

Black-headed Saltator

Orange-billed Sparrow (adult)

Orange-billed Sparrow (juvenile)

Black-striped Sparrow

White-eared Ground-sparrow

Rufous-collared Sparrow (adult)

Rufous-collared Sparrow (juvenile)

Red-throated Ant-tanager

Melodious Blackbird

Baltimore Oriole

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

* Montezuma Oropendola

Olive-backed Euphonia

Lodges and trip images

Mammals, spiders and various insects



Butterflies and Moths

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