COSTA RICA

29/01 - 19/02/2019
Hans Matheve & Toon Spanhove










INTRODUCTION

Costa Rica is widely known as a premier birding destination. Albeit easily to travel around, we still found enough challenges in finding all our targets birds. The country really lived up its expectations!

Our trip wouldn't have been so successful without the recent and detailed information shared by Dani Velasco-Lopez and Chris Venetz. Tatiana and Renato from Caño Negro Experiences joined us on a most enjoyable excursion in the Caño Negro area. Sergio Arias opened his cosy house to us and spent the whole day chit chatting with us and providing local coffee and cookies while waiting at his bird feeders. Thanks to all!







ITINERARY

29 jan

Departure from Brussels Airport

30 jan

Drive + Barva area + drive + Braulio Carillo + drive + La Selva. Night in La Selva

31 jan

La Selva. Night in La Selva

1 feb

La Selva + drive. Night in La Fortuna

2 feb

La Fortuna + drive + Arenal. Night in Arenal

3 feb

Arenal + drive + Caño Negro. Night in Caño Negro

4 feb

Caño Negro + drive. Night in Bijagua

5 feb

Volcan Tenorio + drive. Night in Ensenada Lodge

6 feb

La Ensenada Lodge + drive. Night in Santa Elena

7 feb

Monteverde + hiking/ birding to San Gerardo BS. Night in San Gerardo BS

8 feb

San Gerardo BS + hiking/birding out of San Gerardo BS. Night in Santa Elena

9 feb

Monteverde + drive + Cerro Lodge. Night in Cerro Lodge near Tarcoles

10 feb

Carara NP + drive. Night in Mirador Osa near Rincon

11 feb

Osa Peninsula (Esquinas Lodge & Rincon bridge). Night in Mirador Osa near Rincon

12 feb

Drive with roadside stop near Ciudad Neily + San Vito (brushfinch spot) + Wilson Botanical Garden / Las Cruces + San Joaquin marsh. Night in San Vito

13 feb

San Joaquin marsh + Las Cruces / Wilson Botanical Garden + drive + Cotinga B&B. Night in Cotinga B&B near San Isidro

14 feb

San Isidro University + drive + Cerro de la Muerte (La Georgina restaurant, Antenna road & Providencia road). Night in Paraiso Los Quetzales Lodge

15 feb

Savegre valley (Las Robles trail & main road). Night in San Gerardo

16 feb

Cerro de la Muerte (Antenna road) + drive + Casa Tangara dowii + drive. Night in Turrialba

17 feb

Drive + Rancho Naturalista. Night in Rancho Naturalista Lodge

18 feb

Rancho Naturalista + drive. Night in San Jose

19 feb

Departure from San Jose Airport

20 feb

Arrival at Brussels Airport







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PRACTICALITIES



Transport

We rented a car for the whole period from Alamo. Although the car (Suzuki Swift) wasn't brand new and had no central locking system, we were pretty pleased with it. We managed to reach all birding destinations with this regular car. Driving is on the right and most people were driving according to the rules, even speed limits were followed. The main roads are generally good without potholes. For several birding sites (especially the roads towards the Cano Negro area, Monteverde and La Ensenada), dirt roads need to be driven on but they are fairly good. Only the 1km long steep and rocky entrance road at Rancho Naturalista was slightly more challenging. For such a steep fee it must be possible for them to maintain it a bit better...

Driving time table:

San Jose Airport >> Barva

25 min

Barva >> Braulio Carillo

1 hr

Braulio Carillo >> La Selva

40 min

La Selva >> La Fortuna

1 hr 20 min

La Fortuna >> Arenal Peninsula

25 min

Arenal Observatory Lodge >> Cano Negro

2 hr 30 min

Cano Negro >> Bijagua

1 hr 30 min

Bijagua >> Volcan Tenorio

10 min

Bijagua >> La Ensenada

1 hr 40 min

La Ensenada >> Santa Elena (Monteverde)

1 hr 50 min

Santa Elena (Monteverde) >> Carara

2 hr

Carara >> Mirador Osa

3 hr 30 min

Mirador Osa >> Rincon bridge

25 min

Mirador Osa >> Esquinas Lodge

40 min

Mirador Osa >> Ciudad Neily

1 hr 15 min

Ciudad Neily >> San Vito

1 hr

San Vito >> Los Cusongos

2 hr 20 min

Los Cusingos >> San Isidro

30 min

San Isidro >> Cerro de la Muerte (La Georgina)

50 min

Cerro de la Muerte (antenna road) >> Casa Tangara dowii

35 min

Casa Tangara dowii >> Turialba

2 hr

Turialba >> Rancho Naturalista

1 hr

Rancho Naturalista >> San Jose Airport

2 hr 30 min




Accommodation & food

Costa Rica is a very popular tourist destination and hotels are numerous and available in a huge range of quality/expenses. Lodges in popular birding sites can get fully booked rapidly and it's best to make reservations well beforehand. For e.g. We had to flip our itinerary (N & S loop) as Rancho Naturalista and La Selva had only few days days with vacancies. We often used Booking.com to make reservations the day before. Airbnb is also commonly used in Costa Rica.

The country isn't particularly known for its cuisine, but we enjoyed the food throughout. Even vegetarian dishes are available or happily created on request. Some of the more luxury lodges did not really stand out for their kitchen.




Money

The official currency is the Costa Rican Colón, but most hotels prefer US dollars. ATM's were easily found throughout the country. Credit cards were widely accepted. Beware: Rancho Naturalista does not accept credit cards, only cash or advance payments!




Weather

We had pleasantly dry weather during the whole trip. In the lowlands it gets pretty warm around noon with a drop in bird activity. In the highlands bird activity is higher throughout the day, but the nights get rather chilly, especially at Cerro de la Muerte.

Many tour companies tend to go later in the season (from April onwards) as Bellbirds are singing commonly in Monteverde and Umbrellabirds have their lekking site. Some species might be more vocal as well (Quail Doves?). The downside is that rain is more frequent. Read more at the Climates to Travel website.





Health, safety and annoyances

We did not encounter any issue. There is virtually no malaria on our birding tour - read more at the site of Institute of Tropical Medicine. Tap water is safe to drink (in contrary to most other Latin American countries)! In our perception the people were very friendly and we felt safe all the time.

In the past, there have been car thefts near some birding sites. In Braulio Carillo we parked our car near the HQ. At the start of the River Trail in Carara, there was an unofficial guard to keep an eye on the cars.





Visa

We obtained our tourist visa upon arrival in the airport. Read more at the Embassy of Costa Rica website.




Electricity

120V type A or B (like US sockets). Read more at the Worldstandards website.







VISITED SITES


Below is a list of the sites we birded. Observado and especially eBird were scrutinized thoroughly. Some logistical information came from various trip reports on www.cloudbirders.com. These were the most useful reports:




Barva area

Our initial plan for the first day was altered by a very late arrival (a snow storm caused several hours of delay). Hence, we skipped a night visit to Volcan Irazu and found ourselves birding at a stakeout for the Cabanis's Ground Sparrow. Prior to our departure we found that this species is becoming unreliable at many places. Most people go to the Ujarrás area, but we found another seemingly reliable site via eBird.

Just north of San Jose, we birded some roadside scrub near the Sports/Recreation Center of Barva (10.022640, -84.116502). The friendly guard kept an eye on our car and we explored the dirt road just before the barrier. The Ground Sparrow was readily found together with a few other dry forest species.

Highlights: Cabanis's Ground Sparrow (2 birds readily seen in the roadside scrub at the entrance gate)



Braulio Carillo NP

En route to La Selva, we had a few hours to bird Braulio Carillo NP, which we initially planned to visit at the very last day of our trip. The park is a vast area of well preserved forest, but there are not many trails to explore it. The main birding site would be the Quebrada Gonzalez Ranger Station (10.161886, -83.937966) and the loop along the Las Palmas Trail. The trail starts right next to the HQ. The area was considered potentially risky to leave your car unattended, but the parking area near the HQ is perfectly safe.

Only a few km northwards, the El Tapir gardens (10.174615, -83.930442) can be visited in order to find some hummingbirds. They charge 10 USD per person. The verbena flowers in the garden could have some Snowcaps (best in the morning), but we failed to find any. When close, probably you could check the verbanas from the main road as well.

Highlights: Lattice-tailed Trogon (1 bird along the Las Palmas trail 10.159343, -83.937499), White-throated Shrike-Tanager (1 bird in a mixed flock along the Las Palmas trail), Blue-and-gold Tanager (1 bird in a mixed flock along the Las Palmas trail), Streak-crowned Antvireo (a few along the Las Palmas trail), Black-crested Coquette (one at El Tapir), Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush (3 birds seen along the Las Palmas trail). Note that Black-crowned Antpitta (seen already in Panama) and Grey-headed Piprites are sometimes seen in the Braulio Carillo area, but we had no luck with these ones.




La Selva Biological Station

Close to La Selva, we made a brief stop along the main road at a supposedly marshy area (10.4055967, -83.9731522). In the past the site was reliable to find Nicaraguan Seed Finch. It turned out that all decent habitat had been turned into agricultural area. We gave up quickly - we should see them later on - and headed to La Selva.

The biological station of La Selva is a well known birding destination and it surely lived up our expectations. We opted to stay in the accommodation of the station (10.431194, -84.003350) as it offers more flexibility for (night) birding. It is a bit costly, but includes 3 meals and there is no cheap accommodation nearby that we were aware off. It should be possible to stay elsewhere and pay an entrance fee.

The forest of the station is extensive and so is the trail system. We mainly birded the open area near the station (for cotingas), the connecting road between the station and the cabins and walked several trails on the others side of the river, with the CES (camino experimental sur) and CEN (camino experimental norte) being the most productive.

Highlights: Bare-necked Umbrellabird (a young male was one of the best surprises of our trip, we saw it along the CEN trail at 10.435977, -84.0112839), Snowy Cotinga (1 bird flew by early morning right near the station, another bird was seen in the middle of the day in the trees next to the guard post along the entrance road), Slaty-breasted Tinamou (very late afternoon, we taped in one bird and then seen walking in front of us along the track between the station and the cabins at 10.4361353, -84.005867), Olive-backed Quail Dove (2 birds were seen at 10.4366875, -84.0099945), Tiny Hawk (1 bird seen), Vermiculated Screech Owl (a few birds heard and one seen), Great Green Macaw (several sightings around the restaurant and en route), Rufous-winged Woodpecker (3 birds at 10.4366837, -84.0060196), White-ringed Flycatcher (after quite some effort 2 birds seen near the station), Black-throated Wren (daily seen or heard)




La Furtuna area

We spent the night in one of the cheaper hotels in La Fortuna en route to Volcán Arenal. Unfortunately, we only found out after dark that Sendero Bogarin (10.470393, -84.650677) at the edge of the village is a good spot for birding. During a brief early morning visit, we were unable to find any Uniform Crake from the roadside. Many people seem to get it there easily, so it might be worth paying the entrance fee and have a stroll in the little private park...

Highlights: none




Volcán Arenal NP

In the lowlands next to the Volcán Arenal, we first birded the Arenal Peninsula sector. Birdlife here is different to the higher parts of the park. Right at the huge dam of Lake Arenal, an old (dirt) road can be taken towards the NP and Observatory Lodge at (10.472065, -84.758783). We focused on the first stretch where the motmot and other target species where found quickly.

We then moved towards the posh Arenal Observatory Lodge (10.437773, -84.710310) for one night. As the price is accordingly high, we wouldn't necessarily do it again in hindsight. It is possible to spend the night in a cheaper place (for e.g. in El Castillo) and enter for a day visit and pay 10 USD pp. Birding was done in the open area near the and the garden near the Smithsonian Room, where several hummingbird came to feed on the abundant verbena flowers. We also explored some of the trails on the property. The last morning we spent about 3 hours on top of the recently built observation tower. It gives excellent views on the canopy (and the volcano), but despite constantly scanning we were unable to find any Lovely Cotinga.

Highlights: Keel-billed Motmot (one bird was tape responsive along the old peninsula road at 10.4706821, -84.7590027), Streak-crowned Antvireo (several birds), Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush (1 seen, more heard), several productive ant trails with o.a. Spotted, Dull-mantled, Zeledon's, Bare Crowned, Bicolored and Ocellated Antbird.




Caño Negro

The Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge is a huge wetland area close to the Nicaraguan border. It is home to many waterbirds but also some range restricted passerines. In the rain season the river gets swollen and several large water bodies are filled up. At the time of our visit, all lakes were completely dried out.

On the way to the small town of Caño Negro we made some stops at the few places that were still water (canals, small ponds). A random stop got us the scarce Seed Finch (10.9744205, -84.697319).

Accommodation is limited in this small town, but there are still several options. We checked in in our hotel and birded the lagoon next to it in the afternoon. Later on, by sheer luck we found a river island with a heronry and a night roost for thousands of birds (blackbirds and both grackles). It is located next to the jetty at 10.8838482, -84.7915268.

Via our hotel we were able to arrange a boat trip for the next day. There are several bird guides in town. We went with Renato from Caño Negro Experiences. We concentrated on finding Yellow-breasted Crake, which required some hiking between caymans and through a (dried out) field of lily pads. We were lucky to find one at this time. When water levels are higher, they are said to be much easier.

In the afternoon we had a very enjoyable walk with Renato and Tatiana in riparian forest (10.89044, -84.7676468). We had to cross the river and then just hike through the dried out lakes to get there. Surprisingly, we found no Agami Herons, but had some other nice birds.

We can strongly recommend the services of Caño Negro Experiences! They are very nice people to hang out with and they really enjoy birding themselves. On the other hand, when talking to them we found out that birding in the Medio Queso area (near Los Chiles) might be more productive when focusing on birds.

Highlights: Nicaraguan Seed Finch (2 pairs seen a the above mentioned gps coordinates), Nicaraguan Grackle (easily seen, but in much smaller numbers than its Great-tailed counterpart), Canebrake Wren (several birds were heard and eventually seen on the boat trip), Yellow-breasted Crake (due to low water levels it took some time to find one, but eventuelly we flushed one at 10.8609552, -84.7978516), Grey-breasted Crake (1 bird calling came in sneaky in one of the vegetated lagoons), Pacific Screech Owl (seen in the village), Olive-crowned (Baird's) Yellowthroat (seen at 10.858114, -84.8515238)




Volcán Tenorio

Initially, it was unclear if we would include this site in our itinerary. We decided to go there and spent some more time searching Lovely Cotinga. The night was spent in a cheap hotel in Bijagua (several options). Most people opt to stay in the more expensive Celeste Mountain (10.717653, -85.024769) or Heliconias lodges (10.713664, -85.041374). For the latter, probably you could pay an entrance fee and walk their trails, but we didn't check.

We mainly birded the main road that passes the Celeste Mountain Lodge. From the lodge we started birding and continued for a few km. The open area with at the entrance to the Tapir Valley (10.720690, -85.013956, signposted) is supposed to be good for the cotinga so that's where we spent most time. Unfortunately, no cotingas were seen.

Highlights: Snowcap (a male seen foraging along the road at 10.7176971, -85.0164032 was a real surprise to us)




La Ensenada Lodge

We included a short stop at the dry north-western woodlands by visiting the Ensenada Lodge. The avifauna is similar to the Palo Verde NP (and the Hotel Solimar). The lodge (10.138681, -85.040598) was poorly signposted, but we got there easily but following our navigation system. Lodging isn't too expensive here, but food was.

Birding can be done on the ground of the (still active) Finca. It includes pastures, dry woodland (trail was closed though), saltpans and some mangroves. We spent most of the time looking for the bobwhites.

Highlights: Spot-bellied Bobwhite (2 birds flushed from the scrubby grasslands near the forest edge at 10.140992, -85.037599), Yellow-naped Amazon (2 birds near the lodge), Spot-breasted Oriole (a few birds), Rufous-necked Wood Rail (a family of 4 birds was seen in the mangroves), Lesser Ground Cuckoo (in total 3 birds were seen, best at 10.1365318, -85.038559), Pacific Screech Owl (heard and seen near the lodge)




Monteverde & Santa Elena

The Children's Eternal Rainforest (Bosque Eterno de los Niños) was largely established between 1988 and 1993 when students from all over the world collected money to buy forested land for protection. Now it is up to 23000 hectares. Next to this large protected zone, other smaller reserves were created and many tourists come here to observe birds and other wildlife. We chose a cheaper hotel in Santa Elena as our base.

The first morning was spent inside the Curi Cancha Reserve. The entrance and HQ are at 10.306355, -84.807558. It gets less visitors than the Monteverde Reserve and it seemed like a reliable spot both for the Bellbird and the Chiriqui Quail Dove amongst others. It opens at 7 in the morning and the entrance fee was 10 USD pp. We still encountered numerous people walking the trails and the strong winds made birding difficult. The hummingbird feeders and surrounding open area held some good birds.

As the Curi Cancha Reserve doesn't open at first light, on the third day we wandered around the entrance road and accidentally found another private reserve: the Dwight and Rachel Crandell Memorial Reserve. The entrance is at 10.307812, -84.807046 and it's free of charge to visit! It seemed promising, the wood quails were far more tape responsive and thus we kept birding the trails. Later on we moved again to the Curicancha reserve.

Right next to the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve we visited twice the Cafe Colibri (10.302315, -84.796184). Crowded hummingbird feeders and excellent coffee makes for a great combination!

We made a reservation in advance to spend a night in the San Gerardo Biological Station. Many of the species could be seen in other places, but to us birding here was one of the more pleasant during our trip! Alternatively, you could make it a (long) day trip. We parked the car near the entrance of the Santa Elena Coud Forest Reserve. From there it is a nice but somewhat steep hike down along a broad jeep track. The basic but pleasant station (10.363742, -84.790136) is located superbly within the forest. From there, one can take several trails that lead through the forest and make up for excellent birding...

We did not really visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve (10.343558, -84.796079) itself. Entrance is not included in the San Gerardo reservation as they have different owners. Birding here should be good and there is definitely far less people compared to the Monteverde part.

Highlights: Red-fronted Parrotlet (we were extremely lucky to get a flock of 11 birds flying past us when walking down to the San Gerardo station, we first heard them calling and then seen daunting over the valley at 10.3548889, -84.7931442), Three-wattled Bellbird (the first week of February might be a tricky one for this speciesin the Monteverde area, but luck was at our side and the first birds were already back in their breeding territory, a pair seen at 10.3629379, -84.7865524), Sooty-faced Finch (both on the walk to and from the station we had a single bird along the entrance road at 10.3493557, -84.7927399 and 10.3556519, -84.7932281), Black-breasted Wood Quail (several groups heard and some seen in Curi Cancha and Dwight and Rachel Grandell Reserve), Coppery-headed Emerald (good numbers), Azure-hooded Jay, Streak-breasted Treehunter, Golden-bellied Flycatcher, Black-thighed Grosbeak and White-bellied Mountaingem were seen very well around the San Gerardo field station (Sendero Catarata), Blue-vented Hummingbird (1 bird at the hummingbird feeders in Curi Cancha), Magenta-throated Woodstar (easily seen, for e.g. in Curi Cancha), Black-eared Warbler (small numbers throughout)




Carara NP

With still some late afternoon time to bird, we opted to check in in the not too expensive Cerro Lodge (9.808280, -84.611201) and do some birding along the main road there. Strangely enough, very few birds were seen here. We were told that some Yellow-billed Cotingas were present in the morning. Next morning, we tried our luck, had a nice breakfast and while enjoying our coffee 2 birds flew in but couldn't be found perched in the trees.

Some people have dubbed the River Trail in the Carara NP the most productive trail of Costa Rica. Not so for us! Birding was really slow and few target birds were seen. The trail starts from the main road at 9.793287, -84.602303 and during our visit an unofficial guard was keeping an eye on the cars on the improvised parking lot. The trail was rather crowded and bumped into several birding groups and other tourists.

Starting from the HQ (9.781018, -84.606240) we birded some more trails, starting with the cemented Universal Loop Trails and the Quebrada Bonita Trail. It was almost noon before we got there and we encountered little bird activity. Even more people on the trails...

Highlights: Yellow-billed Cotinga (2 birds seen from the terrace of the Cerro Lodge), Riverside Wren (some very vocal birds were seen along the Quebrada Bonita Trail at 9.774319, -84.602029), Orange-collared Manakin (along the River Trail, an active lek held several displaying males at 9.7967472, -84.5990448), Streak-chested Antpitta (a very tame bird kept hopping in front of us along the Universal Loop trail at 9.7768745, -84.6061783), Blue-vented Hummingbird (1 bird at the Cerro Lodge), Black-hooded Antshrike (several birds), Yellow-naped Amazon (4 birds near the Cerro Lodge)




Piedras Blancas NP & Osa Peninsula

The southwestern lowlands of Costa Rica hold some restricted range species and one of the few real country endemics: Black-cheeked Ant Tanager. In order to get these, one could go to several places like the Piedras Blancas NP, or the Corcovado NP. We did not visit the latter. We opted to bird the La Gamba area and more specifically the trails of the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge.

Beware! Recently the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (8.698984, -83.204583) has changed their policy and it is no longer possible to bird their trails without staying there or taking a guide! We were told differently by friends and were not aware of this. The friendly lady at the reception told us so, the helpful bird guide was fully booked but gave us some advice on where to find our target species outside of the property. After our birding outside of the property (see below) we were awaited by an unfriendly (understatement) manager of the lodge. He wrongly assumed we birded the trails of the property. After his raging monologue without space for any reply and his insulting of the French people (sorry for that), we smiled, showed him our back and simply walked out. Pura Vida!

Just before the Esquinas RF Lodge, there is a research institute (part of or linked to the University of Vienna): Tropenstation La Gamba (8.701214, -83.201507). The people were friendly and helpful and showed us public trails that we could bird on. We concentrated on the trail that starts just before the Esquinas Property (start at 8.701334, -83.202553), climbs uphill , downhill towards a river and eventually would lead all the way to some kind of ranger station inside the Piedras Blancas NP.

We would recommend staying in one of the lodges (Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Dante Corcovado Lodge, La Tarde Ecolodge, or Esquinas) or at least making prior arrangements on a day visit for birding. On the other hand: the major target bird is the ant tanager which probably can be found in any primary forest patch.

Few bridges are so well known in the birding scene as the Rincon Bridge (8.689587, -83.476070). Early morning both Yellow-billed and the much rarer (at that site) Turquoise Cotinga can be seen near this bridge. We tried our luck and were able to get both of them late afternoon! The mangroves just before the bridge are worth checking for the Mangrove Hummingbird. Playback helped a bit to get a bird perched into views.

Highlights: Black-cheeked Ant Tanager (up to 4 birds seen along the free Esquinas trail), Baird's Trogon (1 bird seen near the small stream at the entrance of Esquinas 8.70051, -83.203557), Turquoise Cotinga (1 bird seen in flight and briefly perched next to the Rincon Bridge), Yellow-billed Cotinga (1 bird seen in the mangroves before the Rincon bridge), Mangrove Hummingbird (1 bird seen in the Rincon mangroves), Chiriqui Foliage-gleaner (1 bird seen along the trail at 8.701738, -83.211576), Costa Rican Swift (several groups seen throughout the area), Fiery-billed Aracari (2 near the Rincon bridge), Golden-naped Woodpecker (4 birds on the free trail in la Gamba), Black-hooded Antshrike (several birds), Orange-collared Manakin (several birds on the La Gamba trail), Spot-crowned Euphonia (a few near La Gamba)




Ciudad Neily area

While driving from the Osa peninsula to San Vito, it was just a couple minutes of detour to a stake-out for Veraguan Mango. Although not a lifer for us (seen in Panama), we gave it a try and as we arrived at sunrise, one of the first birds seen was a perching mango!

Highlights: Veraguan Mango: (one bird readily seen at 8.6276369, -82.9392013)




San Vito area

Upon our arrival to San Vito, we first went to a nearby backroad where Costa Rican Brush Finch is seen regularly. Although widespread, this species isn't an easy one to connect with without visiting a stakeout. The dirt road that runs along some forest patches on the east of the village is such a place. Take the dirt road just before the Finca Canator. We drove about hundred meters and one of the first birds seen was the Brush Finch (8.8121557, -82.9620056).

The San Joaquin marsh is situated near the San Vito airstrip and is home to a recently split bird: the local form of Olive-crowned (or Masked) Yellowthroat is treated by several authors as a full species Chiriqui Yellowthroat. At the time of our visit, the access to the marsh was a bit complicated as there were construction works going on, but we were allowed access. According to the local people, the site is somewhat protected and in the future the access will be straightforward again. The place to enter is at (8.825545, -82.950747).

Just south of San Vito, we visited the Las Cruces Biological Station and it's embedded Wilson Botanical Gardens (8.784426, -82.958692). It is possible to stay overnight in the station, but it is rather expensive and not necessary for visiting the area. We stayed in one of the hotels in San Vito and came for a day visit. The staff was friendly and helpful and even allowed us to make a pre opening hour walk. The small entrance could be paid afterwards. Jason, the local bird guide was proud to show us a coquette on its nest and explained us the better birding sites for our target list.

Most time was spent at the highest parts of the Ridge trail as it would give us the best chances on finding quail doves. Instead of hiking up all the way, Jason explained us how to get there more easily/rapidly. As it involves accessing private property, we are not putting any details here - try to contact Jason and get directions from him. Apart from that, we also made a short visit to the lower trails (observation tower and river trail).

With only very few hummingbirds around in the Wilson Botanical Garden, we were told (by Jason again, thanks!) to pay a visit at the nearby Casa Botania B&B (8.797536, -82.954852). It turned out to be hosted by a mixed Tico-Belgian couple. The verbena flowers indeed attracted many hummingbirds and at times a Chiriqui Quail Dove is said to visit the chickens in their garden. No such luck for us though...

Highlights: Costa Rican Brush Finch (1 bird responded very well on a short burst of playback at its stakeout), Chiriqui Yellowthroat (late evening we failed to find any, but early morning a pair came in closely in the San Joaquin marsh), White-crested Coquette (Jason, the local bird guide at the Wilson Botanical Garden, was proud to show us a female on the nest), Chiriqui Quail Dove (after quite some effort in Monteverde, Casa Botania and Las Cruces we finally saw a calling bird on our second morning at the Ridge Trail in Las Cruces), Chiriqui Foliagegleaner (2 birds seen along the River Trail in the lower parts of Las Cruces), Marbled Wood Quail (2 birds along the Ridge Trail in Las Cruces), Garden Emerald (3 birds seen near the Botania B&B)




San Isidro & Los Cusingos

In our initial itinerary we included a stopover near San Isidro, mainly to visit the Los Cusingos Reserve. As there were no target species left, we didn't visit the place. For us it was mainly a backup site for Turquoise Cotinga and some of the Pacific lowland species. It's also one of the better sites to find Tawny-winged Woodcreeper. The entrance is at 9.339575, -83.628957.

We booked a night at the Cotinga B&B (9.34127, -83.625942) in advance as the Talaria Lodge (9.403140, -83.670622) was already full. The B&B is conveniently located for visiting the Los Cusingos Reserve but it also has some White-crested Coquettes visiting the verbena flowers.

On our way to Cerro de la Muerte, we had a brief stop at the parking lot of the San Isidro University. It is a known stakeout for Turquoise Cotinga. The parking opens from 06:00 and can be entered freely (9.379120, -83.691375). At the far end, many birds work their way in the flowering/fruiting trees early morning.

Highlights: White-crested Coquette (1 bird visited the verbena flowers late afternoon), Turquoise Cotinga (a male was present in the early morning at the far and of the university parking area), Tropical Screech Owl (seen near the B&B), Fiery-billed Araçari (2 birds at the University), Garden Emerald (1 bird near the B&B)




Cerro de la Muerte

Our first stop in this area was La Georgina Restaurant (9.558032, -83.723629) on the top of the pass along the main road. The restaurant has hummingbird feeders and a garden full of flowers. The people were very friendly and after a cup of coffee we explored the property for a while.

Next stop was the unpaved 'Antenna Road'. Following observations on Observado, we found some kind of trail (9.565823, -83.754259) that goes through the paramo and bamboo, which produced quite some good birds. The surroundings of the antennas at the top (9.554324, -83.755915) where the second birding spot for this road. We spent quite some time there but failed to find Peg-billed Finch.

The afternoon of our first day was spent along the Providencia Road, also referred to as the KM 76 road. The turnoff from the main road is at 9.615570, -83.818209. We less or more worked the stretches between km 2-5 along this dirt road. The roadside birding was rather slow, but nevertheless we were able to find some sought after species!

On our second day, we started working the road into the Savegre Valley. We had a brief stop at the higher parts near the Cabanas San Gerardo (9.588103, -83.799567), where we would spend the night. But the main birding was done on the trail system of the Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa (9.550847, -83.807522). For 10 USD pp it is possible to make a day visit to the area without having to spend the night there (expensive!). We birded the main trail up and then did good part of the El Roble Trail. In the afternoon we also explore the lower main road near the school (9.557610, -83.803820) to find Dark Pewee.

We slept the first night in the Paraiso Quetzales Lodge (9.644409, -83.850301). The lodge is nicely embedded in the montane forest and has (probably) some great trails to bird - we never made it. The main reason to stay overnight would be the potential help to find the night birds as the local guides can take you to the best spots. We found all species on our own...

Highlights: Unspotted Sawwhet Owl (1 bird seen along the Providencia Road at 9.604846, -83.8267059), Bare-shanked Screech Owl (1 bird taped in and seen near the Paraiso Quetzales Lodge at 9.6453133, -83.8473511 - we didn't try another one), Dusky Nightjar (several birds heard and seen near Paraiso Quetzales Lodge and the Cabanas San Gerardo), Ochraceous Pewee (1 bird along the Providencia Road at 9.6104546, -83.8226929), Dark Pewee (it took some time to find one, but eventually we heard and saw one bird near the river along the Savegre Valley road at 9.5617504, -83.8024826), Peg-billed Finch (after quite some effort searching all suitable bamboo habitat, we had a pair along the Providencia Road at 9.6041956, -83.8269119), Silvery-throated Jay (a very vocal pair was seen along the El Roble Trail at 9.551137, -83.7944412), Costa Rican Pygmy Owl (we heard several birds and eventually managed to see one in the upper canopy along the El Roble Trail at 9.5506935, -83.798439), Wrenthrush (a very cooperative pair was seen along the antenna road side trail at 9.5650349, -83.752243), Spotted Wood Quail (very easy to see in the Savegre Valley, especially on the Savegre Hotel trails), Buff-fronted Quail Dove (a real surprise to flush and see one bird along the Providencia Road at 9.6008692, -83.8280182), Sulphur-winged Parakeet (many times heard and seen near the Savegre Hotel), Large-footed Finch (good numbers in the Savagre Valley), Yellow-thighed Finch (good numbers in the higher altitudes of Cerro de la Muerte), Fiery-throated Hummingbird (most easily seen on the hummingbird feeders of Restaurante La Georgina), Volcano Hummingbird (commonly seen), Talamanca Hummingbird (most easily seen on the hummingbird feeders of Restaurante La Georgina), Grey-tailed Mountaingem (easily seen on the hummingbird feeders of La Georgina and Comida Tipica Mirian), Vulcano Junco (very common near the antennas), Black-and-yellow Phainoptila (2 in the La Georgina gardens), Black-capped Flycatcher (regularly seen) Yellow-winged Vireo (seen on a few occasions, but only small numbers), Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher (daily good numbers), Timberline Wren (in total up to five seen, most along the antenna road), Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush (daily seen), Sooty Thrush (daily seen)




Casa Tangara dowii

While preparing our trip, I noticed the regular observations of Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge at a private hotspot. Sergio was very happy to have us at his beautiful place named the Casa Tangara dowii. His house has one directional blinding windows allowing great observations of bird coming to his feeding station. Several species were observed, but we needed to wait until later afternoon for the Wood Partridges! During the waiting game we enjoyed the chit chatting with Sergio and his tasty coffee & cookies! A great stopover from/towards Cerre de la Muerte!

Sergio Arias (Costa Rica Birding Hotspots) can be contacted on +506 835 89 938. In the future he is planning to upgrade and offer package deals. For the moment his house is a bit hidden and not signposted but the entrance is at 9.742570, -83.960384

Highlights: Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge (a pair came in late afternoon (16u30) to feast on the papayas and corn at Sergio's feeding station), Buff-fronted Quail-Dove (at least one parent and grown up chick seen; the younger bird was much more accustomed to human activity and was present for several times during the day), Prong-billed Barbet (a few birds), Sulphur-winged Parakeet (a small flock)




Rancho Naturalista

We ended our trip with this well known birding site. As it easily gets fully booked in the high season, we needed to adjust our itinerary to its room availability. Actually, only few target species were left to be seen here. In hindsight, we might skip this place as it is by far the most expensive lodge we've visited, the trail system is rather limited, food wasn't mind blowing and in our opinion all target birds could fairly easily be seen elsewhere (given some homework and planning). On the other hand: it is a very enjoyable place to be, different habitats can be birded and it certainly has a relaxing atmosphere. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Rancho Naturalista wasn't clearly signposted in our opinion, but was nevertheless easily found. The unpaved entrance road starts at 9.833914, -83.572105 and for about 1 km it goes steep up. It could use some maintenance in our humble opinion...

Most birding was done on the trail system on the property. We concentrated on the higher parts in order to find the piprites and/or quail doves, like the aptly named Quail Dove Trail and Manakin Trail. We also lingered around the lodge itself with some nice bird feeders and verbena hedges to attract hummingbirds.

The very last day we quickly explored the vicinity outside the lodge property and tried to find Dipper/Sunbittern along the Rio Platanillo. Take the dirt road at 9.817690, -83.544266.

Highlights: Snowcap (only one male and one female paid a visit to the verbena hedges next to the main building), Tawny-chested Flycatcher (a pair was seen along the Quail Dove Trail at 9.833944, -83.560386), Chiriqui Quail Dove (1 bird seen walking on the Quail Dove Trail at 9.834397, -83.561162), Purplish-backed Quail Dove (1 bird flushed from the Manakin Trail and seen perched in a tree at 9.833557 ,-83.559781), Scaled Antpitta (a real surprise - one bird kept hopping in front of us on the Quail Dove Trail)





FULL TRIP LIST

Taxonomy strictly follows the IOC checklist version 9.1.

Many observations, especially those of the target species, were uploaded by Toon into www.observado.org with exact gps coordinates.



[522 species]



Great Tinamou
Tinamus major Near-threatened (NT)
30/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - a few heard
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2 seen + a few heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - HO - a few heard
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - HO - 1 heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - 1 heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Little Tinamou
Crypturellus soui
30/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - 2 heard
31/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard

Slaty-breasted Tinamou
Crypturellus boucardi
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1 seen

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna autumnalis
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 50+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 30+

Muscovy Duck
Cairina moschata
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 4
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Blue-winged Teal
Spatula discors
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 100+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 100+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Grey-headed Chachalaca
Ortalis cinereiceps
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - 3
03/02/2019 - En route - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 20+

Crested Guan
Penelope purpurascens
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4 seen + a few heard
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1 seen + a few heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Black Guan
Chamaepetes unicolor Near-threatened (NT)
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Great Curassow
Crax rubra Vulnerable (VU)
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - HO - 1 heard

Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge
Dendrortyx leucophrys
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Spot-bellied Bobwhite
Colinus leucopogon
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2 seen +1 heard

Marbled Wood Quail
Odontophorus gujanensis Near-threatened (NT)
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Black-breasted Wood Quail
Odontophorus leucolaemus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + a few heard
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2 seen + a few heard

Spotted Wood Quail
Odontophorus guttatus
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 15+ seen + more heard
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - HO - a few heard

Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 1

Jabiru
Jabiru mycteria
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 8

Green Ibis
Mesembrinibis cayennensis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 4
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

American White Ibis
Eudocimus albus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 10+

Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+

Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 1

Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Tigrisoma mexicanum
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Boat-billed Heron
Cochlearius cochlearius
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 20+

Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2

Green Heron
Butorides virescens
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 4
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 20+
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
13/02/2019 - En route - a few
14/02/2019 - En route - a few
17/02/2019 - En route - a few

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2
10/02/2019 - En route - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Great Egret
Ardea alba
30/01/2019 - En route - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
13/02/2019 - En route - a few
14/02/2019 - En route - a few

Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+

Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2

Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
10/02/2019 - En route - 1

Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 20+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few

Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 20+

Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
30/01/2019 - En route - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
01/02/2019 - La Selva - a few
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - fairly common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - fairly common
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - fairly common
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few
17/02/2019 - En route - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few

Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
30/01/2019 - En route - fairly common
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
01/02/2019 - La Selva - a few
02/02/2019 - Arenal - common
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - fairly common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - fairly common
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - common
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - fairly common
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - fairly common
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - common
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - common
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - fairly common
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few
17/02/2019 - En route - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - common

King Vulture
Sarcoramphus papa
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Western Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 1

White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
10/02/2019 - En route - 1

Grey-headed Kite
Leptodon cayanensis
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1

Swallow-tailed Kite
Elanoides forficatus
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
10/02/2019 - En route - 5+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 20+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 20+
14/02/2019 - En route - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+

Double-toothed Kite
Harpagus bidentatus
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Tiny Hawk
Accipiter superciliosus
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Accipiter striatus
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Crane Hawk
Geranospiza caerulescens
01/02/2019 - En route - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Common Black Hawk
Buteogallus anthracinus
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2

Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - En route - 1

Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

White Hawk
Pseudastur albicollis
02/02/2019 - En route - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Semiplumbeous Hawk
Leucopternis semiplumbeus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Short-tailed Hawk
Buteo brachyurus
30/01/2019 - En route - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Zone-tailed Hawk
Buteo albonotatus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 1

Sunbittern
Eurypyga helias
17/02/2019 - En route - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

White-throated Crake
Laterallus albigularis
30/01/2019 - En route - 1
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - HO - 2 heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - 1 heard

Grey-breasted Crake
Laterallus exilis
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1 seen + 1 heard

Rufous-necked Wood Rail
Aramides axillaris
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 4

Grey-necked Wood Rail
Aramides cajaneus
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 3
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Rufous-naped Wood Rail
Aramides albiventris
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - 2
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 4
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Uniform Crake
Amaurolimnas concolor
31/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard

Yellow-breasted Crake
Porzana flaviventer
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3

Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Double-striped Thick-knee
Burhinus bistriatus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fialry common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - fairly common

Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 20+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+

Grey Plover
Pluvialis squatarola
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+

Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3

Wilson's Plover
Charadrius wilsonia
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Northern Jacana
Jacana spinosa
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common

Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+

Marbled Godwit
Limosa fedoa
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+

Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris himantopus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+

Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 30+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 20+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 10+

Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris pusilla Near-threatened (NT)
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 100+

Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 20+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3

Willet
Tringa semipalmata
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 20+

Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 15+

Scaled Pigeon
Patagioenas speciosa
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Band-tailed Pigeon
Patagioenas fasciata
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 20+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Red-billed Pigeon
Patagioenas flavirostris
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 20+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Ruddy Pigeon
Patagioenas subvinacea Vulnerable (VU)
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2 seen + a few heard

Short-billed Pigeon
Patagioenas nigrirostris
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1 seen + more heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3 seen + more heard
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - HO - a few heard
10/02/2019 - Carara - HO - a few heard
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few seen + a few heard
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few seen + more heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - a few heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - a few heard

Inca Dove
Columbina inca
05/02/2019 - En route - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+

Common Ground Dove
Columbina passerina
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - fairly common
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - a few

Plain-breasted Ground Dove
Columbina minuta
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+

Ruddy Ground Dove
Columbina talpacoti
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 4
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 10+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+
13/02/2019 - En route - a few

Blue Ground Dove
Claravis pretiosa
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - HO - 1 heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2 seen + a few heard
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+

Olive-backed Quail-Dove
Leptotrygon veraguensis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2

White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few

Grey-chested Dove
Leptotila cassinii
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - HO - 1 heard

Buff-fronted Quail-Dove
Zentrygon costaricensis
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Purplish-backed Quail-Dove
Zentrygon lawrencii
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Chiriqui Quail-Dove
Zentrygon chiriquensis
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1 seen + 1 heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

White-winged Dove
Zenaida asiatica
30/01/2019 - En route - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few

Smooth-billed Ani
Crotophaga ani
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Groove-billed Ani
Crotophaga sulcirostris
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - fairly common
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few

Lesser Ground Cuckoo
Morococcyx erythropygus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 3

Squirrel Cuckoo
Piaya cayana
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Mangrove Cuckoo
Coccyzus minor
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Pacific Screech Owl
Megascops cooperi
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Tropical Screech Owl
Megascops choliba
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1

Bare-shanked Screech Owl
Megascops clarkii
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Vermiculated Screech Owl
Megascops vermiculatus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1 seen + a few more heard

Mottled Owl
Strix virgata
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - 2 heard

Black-and-white Owl
Strix nigrolineata
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Crested Owl
Lophostrix cristata
31/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard
11/02/2019 - Mirador Osa - HO - 1 heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1 seen + 1 heard

Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium costaricanum
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Central American Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium griseiceps
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - HO - 1 heard

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2 seen + 1 heard

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
Aegolius ridgwayi
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Common Potoo
Nyctibius griseus
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - 1 heard

Lesser Nighthawk
Chordeiles acutipennis
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 5+

Pauraque
Nyctidromus albicollis
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2 seen + a few heard
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+ seen + more heard
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - HO - a few heard
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few seen + more heard
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few heard

Dusky Nightjar
Antrostomus saturatus
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1 seen + more heard
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1 seen + a few heard

Spot-fronted Swift
Cypseloides cherriei Data Deficient (DD)
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2

Chestnut-collared Swift
Streptoprocne rutila
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 10+
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few

White-collared Swift
Streptoprocne zonaris
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 50+
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 50+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 30+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 20+

Costa Rican Swift
Chaetura fumosa
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 10+

Grey-rumped Swift
Chaetura cinereiventris
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 20+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few

White-tipped Sicklebill
Eutoxeres aquila
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Green Hermit
Phaethornis guy
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 4
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Long-billed Hermit
Phaethornis longirostris
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2

Stripe-throated Hermit
Phaethornis striigularis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3 seen + more heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 3
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
Phaeochroa cuvierii
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Violet Sabrewing
Campylopterus hemileucurus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

White-necked Jacobin
Florisuga mellivora
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 3
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+

Lesser Violetear
Colibri cyanotus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 20+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 10+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 20+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few

Green-breasted Mango
Anthracothorax prevostii
30/01/2019 - En route - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 4
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Veraguan Mango
Anthracothorax veraguensis
12/02/2019 - Ciudad Neily - 1

Violet-headed Hummingbird
Klais guimeti
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Black-crested Coquette
Lophornis helenae
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

White-crested Coquette
Lophornis adorabilis
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1

Green Thorntail
Discosura conversii
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1

Canivet's Emerald
Chlorostilbon canivetii
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 4

Garden Emerald
Chlorostilbon assimilis
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1

Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Panterpe insignis
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 15+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

White-tailed Emerald
Elvira chionura
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Coppery-headed Emerald
Elvira cupreiceps Country endemic
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird
Eupherusa eximia
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+

Crowned Woodnymph
Thalurania colombica
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 3
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 4
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Blue-throated Sapphire
Hylocharis eliciae
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Cinnamon Hummingbird
Amazilia rutila
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 3
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Amazilia tzacatl
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 5+
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - En route - a few
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 20+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 20+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Charming Hummingbird
Amazilia decora
10/02/2019 - En route - 1

Mangrove Hummingbird
Amazilia boucardi Endangered (EN) Country endemic
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Amazilia edward
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Blue-vented Hummingbird
Amazilia hoffmanni
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Snowcap
Microchera albocoronata
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Chalybura urochrysia
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

White-bellied Mountaingem
Lampornis hemileucus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Purple-throated Mountaingem
Lampornis calolaemus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 15
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Grey-tailed Mountaingem
Lampornis cinereicauda Country endemic
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 3
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3

Green-crowned Brilliant
Heliodoxa jacula
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - fairly common
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - fairly common

Talamanca Hummingbird
Eugenes spectabilis
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 10+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 3
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2

Purple-crowned Fairy
Heliothryx barroti
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Magenta-throated Woodstar
Calliphlox bryantae
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Volcano Hummingbird
Selasphorus flammula
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - fairly common
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+

Scintillant Hummingbird
Selasphorus scintilla
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Resplendent Quetzal
Pharomachrus mocinno Near-threatened (NT)
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - HO - 1 heard
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Lattice-tailed Trogon
Trogon clathratus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1

Slaty-tailed Trogon
Trogon massena
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Black-headed Trogon
Trogon melanocephalus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2

Baird's Trogon
Trogon bairdii Near-threatened (NT)
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1 seen + 1 heard

Gartered Trogon
Trogon caligatus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - 2 heard

Black-throated Trogon
Trogon rufus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1 seen + 1 heard

Collared Trogon
Trogon collaris
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

American Pygmy Kingfisher
Chloroceryle aenea
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
Chloroceryle inda
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Amazon Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Ringed Kingfisher
Megaceryle torquata
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
10/02/2019 - En route - 2

Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Lesson's Motmot
Momotus lessonii
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - HO - 2 heard
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 1

Rufous Motmot
Baryphthengus martii
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3 seen + more heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2 seen + a few heard
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Keel-billed Motmot
Electron carinatum Vulnerable (VU)
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Broad-billed Motmot
Electron platyrhynchum
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 4 seen + a few heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1 seen + 1 heard

Turquoise-browed Motmot
Eumomota superciliosa
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Galbula ruficauda
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1

White-necked Puffbird
Notharchus hyperrhynchus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 4

Pied Puffbird
Notharchus tectus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1

White-fronted Nunbird
Monasa morphoeus
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 4

Red-headed Barbet
Eubucco bourcierii
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Prong-billed Barbet
Semnornis frantzii
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Blue-throated Toucanet
Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2 seen + a few heard
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 3

Collared Aracari
Pteroglossus torquatus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 3
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Fiery-billed Aracari
Pteroglossus frantzii
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Keel-billed Toucan
Ramphastos sulfuratus
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1 seen + a few heard
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 20+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 20+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 20+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + a few heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few seen + more heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - a few heard

Yellow-throated Toucan
Ramphastos ambiguus Near-threatened (NT)
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1 seen + more heard
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+ seen + more heard
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+ seen + more heard
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few

Olivaceous Piculet
Picumnus olivaceus
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 25+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+

Golden-naped Woodpecker
Melanerpes chrysauchen
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 4

Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Melanerpes pucherani
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2

Red-crowned Woodpecker
Melanerpes rubricapillus
10/02/2019 - En route - 5+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 4

Hoffmann's Woodpecker
Melanerpes hoffmannii
30/01/2019 - Barva - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
03/02/2019 - En route - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Leuconotopicus fumigatus
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Hairy Woodpecker
Leuconotopicus villosus
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Rufous-winged Woodpecker
Piculus simplex
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3

Golden-olive Woodpecker
Colaptes rubiginosus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
Celeus castaneus
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

Lineated Woodpecker
Dryocopus lineatus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Pale-billed Woodpecker
Campephilus guatemalensis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 4
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Northern Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - En route - a few
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Yellow-headed Caracara
Milvago chimachima
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
14/02/2019 - En route - a few

Laughing Falcon
Herpetotheres cachinnans
01/02/2019 - En route - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Collared Forest Falcon
Micrastur semitorquatus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - HO - 1 heard
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Bat Falcon
Falco rufigularis
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1

Red-fronted Parrotlet
Touit costaricensis Vulnerable (VU)
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 11

Barred Parakeet
Bolborhynchus lineola
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Orange-chinned Parakeet
Brotogeris jugularis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 20+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 20+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 10+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 20+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 50+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - fairly common

White-crowned Parrot
Pionus senilis
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 20+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 10+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 10+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 5+
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 10+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Red-lored Amazon
Amazona autumnalis
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 10+
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 20+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 30+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+

Yellow-naped Amazon
Amazona auropalliata Vulnerable (VU)
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 4

Northern Mealy Amazon
Amazona guatemalae Near-threatened (NT)
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+

Sulphur-winged Parakeet
Pyrrhura hoffmanni
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 30+
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 5+

Olive-throated Parakeet
Eupsittula nana Near-threatened (NT)
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 40+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 20+
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 50+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 50+

Orange-fronted Parakeet
Eupsittula canicularis
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2

Great Green Macaw
Ara ambiguus Endangered (EN)
30/01/2019 - En route - 4
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2

Scarlet Macaw
Ara macao
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 10+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+

Finsch's Parakeet
Psittacara finschi
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 20+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 15+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 50+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 30+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+

Tawny-throated Leaftosser
Sclerurus mexicanus
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Scaly-throated Leaftosser
Sclerurus guatemalensis
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Grey-throated Leaftosser
Sclerurus albigularis Near-threatened (NT)
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Sittasomus griseicapillus
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Plain-brown Woodcreeper
Dendrocincla fuliginosa
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Glyphorynchus spirurus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Northern Barred Woodcreeper
Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Cocoa Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus susurrans
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Spotted Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Brown-billed Scythebill
Campylorhamphus pusillus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes affinis
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Plain Xenops
Xenops minutus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Buffy Tuftedcheek
Pseudocolaptes lawrencii
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
Philydor rufum
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Streak-breasted Treehunter
Thripadectes rufobrunneus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Automolus ochrolaemus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 4

Chiriqui Foliage-gleaner
Automolus exsertus
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Spotted Barbtail
Premnoplex brunnescens
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Ruddy Treerunner
Margarornis rubiginosus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3

Red-faced Spinetail
Cranioleuca erythrops
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Russet Antshrike
Thamnistes anabatinus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Dot-winged Antwren
Microrhopias quixensis
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Checker-throated Antwren
Epinecrophylla fulviventris
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Slaty Antwren
Myrmotherula schisticolor
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Plain Antvireo
Dysithamnus mentalis
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 4
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+

Streak-crowned Antvireo
Dysithamnus striaticeps
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2 seen + 1 heard
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 2

Barred Antshrike
Thamnophilus doliatus
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Black-hooded Antshrike
Thamnophilus bridgesi
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2 seen + more heard

Black-crowned Antshrike
Thamnophilus atrinucha
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3 seen + a few heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 4 seen + more heard

Fasciated Antshrike
Cymbilaimus lineatus
01/02/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Ocellated Antbird
Phaenostictus mcleannani
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Bicolored Antbird
Gymnopithys bicolor
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 2

Dusky Antbird
Cercomacroides tyrannina
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Spotted Antbird
Hylophylax naevioides
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+

Chestnut-backed Antbird
Poliocrania exsul
31/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2

Dull-mantled Antbird
Sipia laemosticta
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Bare-crowned Antbird
Gymnocichla nudiceps
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Zeledon's Antbird
Hafferia zeledoni
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4

Black-faced Antthrush
Formicarius analis
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Black-headed Antthrush
Formicarius nigricapillus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + 1 heard
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Scaled Antpitta
Grallaria guatimalensis
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Streak-chested Antpitta
Hylopezus perspicillatus
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Thicket Antpitta
Hylopezus dives
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1 seen + 4 heard

Silvery-fronted Tapaculo
Scytalopus argentifrons
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + 1 heard
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + a few heard
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - HO - 2 heard

Greenish Elaenia
Myiopagis viridicata
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Elaenia flavogaster
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Mountain Elaenia
Elaenia frantzii
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 10+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Camptostoma imberbe
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 3
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Yellow Tyrannulet
Capsiempis flaveola
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Mistletoe Tyrannulet
Zimmerius parvus
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 2
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3

Olive-striped Flycatcher
Mionectes olivaceus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Mionectes oleagineus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2 seen + 1 heard
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Sepia-capped Flycatcher
Leptopogon amaurocephalus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Slaty-capped Flycatcher
Leptopogon superciliaris
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Northern Scrub Flycatcher
Sublegatus arenarum
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Black-capped Pygmy Tyrant
Myiornis atricapillus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1

Northern Bentbill
Oncostoma cinereigulare
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1 seen + 1 heard
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1 seen + 2 heard

Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant
Lophotriccus pileatus
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1 seen + a few heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1 seen + a few heard

Slaty-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Poecilotriccus sylvia
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Common Tody-Flycatcher
Todirostrum cinereum
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Todirostrum nigriceps
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2 seen + 1 heard

Yellow-olive Flatbill
Tolmomyias sulphurescens
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Tawny-chested Flycatcher
Aphanotriccus capitalis Vulnerable (VU)
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Black Phoebe
Sayornis nigricans
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Northern Tufted Flycatcher
Mitrephanes phaeocercus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+

Dark Pewee
Contopus lugubris
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Ochraceous Pewee
Contopus ochraceus
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1

Acadian Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Yellowish Flycatcher
Empidonax flavescens
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Black-capped Flycatcher
Empidonax atriceps
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Long-tailed Tyrant
Colonia colonus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 4
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Piratic Flycatcher
Legatus leucophaius
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+

Social Flycatcher
Myiozetetes similis
30/01/2019 - En route - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 10+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Grey-capped Flycatcher
Myiozetetes granadensis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 3
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - a few
30/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
01/02/2019 - La Selva - a few
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few

White-ringed Flycatcher
Conopias albovittatus
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2

Golden-bellied Flycatcher
Myiodynastes hemichrysus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4

Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Boat-billed Flycatcher
Megarynchus pitangua
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
30/01/2019 - En route - fairly common
30/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
01/02/2019 - La Selva - a few
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
13/02/2019 - En route - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus forficatus
05/02/2019 - En route - 10+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+

Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
12/02/2019 - Ciudad Neily - 1

Rufous Mourner
Rhytipterna holerythra
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1

Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myiarchus tuberculifer
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Panamanian Flycatcher
Myiarchus panamensis
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Nutting's Flycatcher
Myiarchus nuttingi
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 2

Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2

Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus tyrannulus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Bright-rumped Attila
Attila spadiceus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - HO - 1 heard
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1 seen + a few heard
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - HO - 1 heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - HO - 2 heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Turquoise Cotinga
Cotinga ridgwayi Vulnerable (VU)
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 1
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Three-wattled Bellbird
Procnias tricarunculatus Vulnerable (VU)
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2 seen + 1 heard

Rufous Piha
Lipaugus unirufus
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Snowy Cotinga
Carpodectes nitidus
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2

Yellow-billed Cotinga
Carpodectes antoniae Endangered (EN)
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 1

Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Querula purpurata
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1

Bare-necked Umbrellabird
Cephalopterus glabricollis Endangered (EN)
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1 young male

Long-tailed Manakin
Chiroxiphia linearis
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Lance-tailed Manakin
Chiroxiphia lanceolata
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

White-ruffed Manakin
Corapipo altera
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 3
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

White-collared Manakin
Manacus candei
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2

Orange-collared Manakin
Manacus aurantiacus
10/02/2019 - Carara - 4
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+

White-crowned Manakin
Pseudopipra pipra
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 4

Red-capped Manakin
Ceratopipra mentalis
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Sharpbill
Oxyruncus cristatus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Northern Royal Flycatcher
Onychorhynchus mexicanus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

Sulphur-rumped Myiobius
Myiobius sulphureipygius
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Terenotriccus erythrurus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1

Masked Tityra
Tityra semifasciata
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Cinnamon Becard
Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Rose-throated Becard
Pachyramphus aglaiae
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 4
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - HO - 2 heard

Mangrove Vireo
Vireo pallens
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2

Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo flavifrons
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Yellow-winged Vireo
Vireo carmioli
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Lesser Greenlet
Hylophilus decurtatus
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 4
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 10+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Azure-hooded Jay
Cyanolyca cucullata
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - HO - 1 heard

Silvery-throated Jay
Cyanolyca argentigula
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2 seen + 2 heard

Brown Jay
Psilorhinus morio
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+

White-throated Magpie-Jay
Calocitta formosa
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+

Black-and-yellow Phainoptila
Phainoptila melanoxantha
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher
Ptiliogonys caudatus
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 20+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 20+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+

Mangrove Swallow
Tachycineta albilinea
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 10+

Grey-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
03/02/2019 - En route - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 10+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Blue-and-white Swallow
Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 50+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few

Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 10+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 50+

Band-backed Wren
Campylorhynchus zonatus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3

Rufous-backed Wren
Campylorhynchus capistratus
30/01/2019 - Barva - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+

Black-throated Wren
Pheugopedius atrogularis
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 4 seen + a few heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - HO - a few heard
02/02/2019 - Arenal - HO - 2 heard

Black-bellied Wren
Pheugopedius fasciatoventris
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Spot-breasted Wren
Pheugopedius maculipectus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

Rufous-breasted Wren
Pheugopedius rutilus
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 4

Banded Wren
Thryophilus pleurostictus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 3

Rufous-and-white Wren
Thryophilus rufalbus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - HO - 1 heard

Cabanis's Wren
Cantorchilus modestus
30/01/2019 - Barva - 2
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Canebrake Wren
Cantorchilus zeledoni
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1 seen + 1 heard

Isthmian Wren
Cantorchilus elutus
12/02/2019 - Ciudad Neily - 2

Riverside Wren
Cantorchilus semibadius
10/02/2019 - Carara - 4
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Bay Wren
Cantorchilus nigricapillus
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2

Stripe-breasted Wren
Cantorchilus thoracicus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 4
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Ochraceous Wren
Troglodytes ochraceus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Timberline Wren
Thryorchilus browni
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+

White-breasted Wood Wren
Henicorhina leucosticta
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - a few seen + more heard
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few seen + more heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - a few seen + more heard
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few seen + more heard
03/02/2019 - Arenal - a few seen + more heard
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - HO - a few heard
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few seen + more heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few seen + more heard

Grey-breasted Wood Wren
Henicorhina leucophrys
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - HO - a few heard
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few seen + more heard
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few seen + more heard
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2 seen + more heard
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2 seen + more heard
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1 seen + more heard

Northern Nightingale-Wren
Microcerculus philomela
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2 seen + a few heard
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1 seen + a few heard
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - HO - 2 heard
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - HO - 2 heard
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + 2 heard

Southern Nightingale-Wren
Microcerculus marginatus
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2 seen + 1 heard
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1 seen + 1 heard

Trilling Gnatwren
Ramphocaenus melanurus
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

White-lored Gnatcatcher
Polioptila albiloris
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Tropical Gnatcatcher
Polioptila plumbea
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Tropical Mockingbird
Mimus gilvus
03/02/2019 - En route - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few

Black-faced Solitaire
Myadestes melanops
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + a few heard
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2 seen + more heard
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1 seen + a few heard
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - HO - a few heard
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - HO - a few heard
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - HO - a few heard
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2 seen + more heard
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - HO - a few heard

Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus gracilirostris
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 15+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2

Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus aurantiirostris
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus fuscater
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3 seen + a few heard

Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus frantzii
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 4
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus mexicanus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 3 seen + more heard
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1 seen + a few heard

Wood Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina Near-threatened (NT)
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Sooty Thrush
Turdus nigrescens
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 10+

Mountain Thrush
Turdus plebejus
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Pale-vented Thrush
Turdus obsoletus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Clay-colored Thrush
Turdus grayi
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - a few
30/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 20+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - fairly common
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - fairly common
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - a few
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few

White-throated Thrush
Turdus assimilis
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 20+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+

House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
03/02/2019 - En route - a few

Lesser Goldfinch
Spinus psaltria
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 10+

Yellow-bellied Siskin
Spinus xanthogastrus
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1

Scrub Euphonia
Euphonia affinis
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 4

Yellow-crowned Euphonia
Euphonia luteicapilla
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Thick-billed Euphonia
Euphonia laniirostris
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Yellow-throated Euphonia
Euphonia hirundinacea
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 4
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2

Elegant Euphonia
Euphonia elegantissima
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Spot-crowned Euphonia
Euphonia imitans
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 3

Olive-backed Euphonia
Euphonia gouldi
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 5+

White-vented Euphonia
Euphonia minuta
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 4

Tawny-capped Euphonia
Euphonia anneae
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Golden-browed Chlorophonia
Chlorophonia callophrys
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
30/01/2019 - En route - a few
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - fairly common
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few

Volcano Junco
Junco vulcani
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+

Stripe-headed Sparrow
Peucaea ruficauda
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Cabanis's Ground Sparrow
Melozone cabanisi Country endemic
30/01/2019 - Barva - 2

White-eared Ground Sparrow
Melozone leucotis
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+

Black-striped Sparrow
Arremonops conirostris
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1

Orange-billed Sparrow
Arremon aurantiirostris
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3 seen + more heard
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1 seen + a few heard
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2 seen + a few heard
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 3
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Chestnut-capped Brushfinch
Arremon brunneinucha
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 3
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Costa Rican Brushfinch
Arremon costaricensis
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Sooty-faced Finch
Arremon crassirostris
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Large-footed Finch
Pezopetes capitalis
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 20+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+

Yellow-thighed Finch
Pselliophorus tibialis
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 10+

Common Bush Tanager
Chlorospingus flavopectus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 15+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 30+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 10+
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 5+

Sooty-capped Bush Tanager
Chlorospingus pileatus
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - fairly common
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - fairly common
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 10+

Wrenthrush
Zeledonia coronata
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2

Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Yellow-billed Cacique
Amblycercus holosericeus
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2

Chestnut-headed Oropendola
Psarocolius wagleri
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 3
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Crested Oropendola
Psarocolius decumanus
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2

Montezuma Oropendola
Psarocolius montezuma
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 20+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 20+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Cacicus microrhynchus
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 10+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Streak-backed Oriole
Icterus pustulatus
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+

Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
30/01/2019 - Barva - 2
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 3
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2

Spot-breasted Oriole
Icterus pectoralis
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 3

Black-cowled Oriole
Icterus prosthemelas
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2

Orchard Oriole
Icterus spurius
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1

Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common

Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 20+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common

Bronzed Cowbird
Molothrus aeneus
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
12/02/2019 - Ciudad Neily - a few

Melodious Blackbird
Dives dives
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2

Nicaraguan Grackle
Quiscalus nicaraguensis
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 20+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+

Great-tailed Grackle
Quiscalus mexicanus
30/01/2019 - En route - fairly common
01/02/2019 - En route - a few
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - a few
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - common
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - a few
09/02/2019 - Carara (Cerro Lodge) - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few
14/02/2019 - En route - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few

Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapilla
30/01/2019 - Barva - 1
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1

Louisiana Waterthrush
Parkesia motacilla
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1

Northern Waterthrush
Parkesia noveboracensis
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera Near-threatened (NT)
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 4
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Black-and-white Warbler
Mniotilta varia
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Prothonotary Warbler
Protonotaria citrea
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 10+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2

Flame-throated Warbler
Oreothlypis gutturalis
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 10+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2

Tennessee Warbler
Leiothlypis peregrina
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 4
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 4

Grey-crowned Yellowthroat
Geothlypis poliocephala
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 2

Chiriqui Yellowthroat
Geothlypis chiriquensis
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1 seen + 1 heard

Mourning Warbler
Geothlypis philadelphia
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Kentucky Warbler
Geothlypis formosa
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Olive-crowned Yellowthroat
Geothlypis semiflava
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas
30/01/2019 - En route - 2
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

American Redstart
Setophaga ruticilla
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Bay-breasted Warbler
Setophaga castanea
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Blackburnian Warbler
Setophaga fusca
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+

American Yellow Warbler
Setophaga aestiva
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 5+
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 4
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1

Mangrove Warbler
Setophaga petechia
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 4

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Setophaga pensylvanica
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 3
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 20+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 3
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 10+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - 5+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - 1
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - a few

Yellow-throated Warbler
Setophaga dominica
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 1

Townsend's Warbler
Setophaga townsendi
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+

Black-throated Green Warbler
Setophaga virens
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Buff-rumped Warbler
Myiothlypis fulvicauda
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Rufous-capped Warbler
Basileuterus rufifrons
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
30/01/2019 - Barva - 2

Black-cheeked Warbler
Basileuterus melanogenys
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 5+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 10+

Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 3
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - fairly common
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 10+

Black-eared Warbler
Basileuterus melanotis
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 4
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+

Wilson's Warbler
Cardellina pusilla
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 10+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - fairly common
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Slate-throated Whitestart
Myioborus miniatus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 1

Collared Whitestart
Myioborus torquatus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 1
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 10+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 3

Flame-colored Tanager
Piranga bidentata
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 3
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 4

Tooth-billed Tanager
Piranga lutea
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Summer Tanager
Piranga rubra
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 1

Red-throated Ant Tanager
Habia fuscicauda
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 3
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 4
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 3

Black-cheeked Ant Tanager
Habia atrimaxillaris Endangered (EN) Country endemic
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 4

Carmiol's Tanager
Chlorothraupis carmioli
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 10+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 5+

Black-thighed Grosbeak
Pheucticus tibialis
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus
30/01/2019 - Barva - 1
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1

Black-faced Grosbeak
Caryothraustes poliogaster
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 2
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 20+

Blue-black Grosbeak
Cyanocompsa cyanoides
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Grey-headed Tanager
Eucometis penicillata
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 2

White-shouldered Tanager
Tachyphonus luctuosus
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2

Tawny-crested Tanager
Tachyphonus delatrii
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 10+

White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

White-throated Shrike-Tanager
Lanio leucothorax
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1

Crimson-collared Tanager
Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Scarlet-rumped Tanager
Ramphocelus passerinii
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - a few
30/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 30+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - fairly common
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 20+
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - 10+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - fairly common
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few

Blue-grey Tanager
Thraupis episcopus
30/01/2019 - En route - fairly common
30/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 10+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 30+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - fairly common
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - fairly common
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - fairly common
13/02/2019 - Los Cusingos - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - a few
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Palm Tanager
Thraupis palmarum
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 5+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - fairly common
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few

Blue-and-gold Tanager
Bangsia arcaei Near-threatened (NT)
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2

Emerald Tanager
Tangara florida
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 4
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Silver-throated Tanager
Tangara icterocephala
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 10+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 3
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Speckled Tanager
Tangara guttata
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Bay-headed Tanager
Tangara gyrola
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 4
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 4

Golden-hooded Tanager
Tangara larvata
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 2
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Dacnis venusta
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 4
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 5+
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

Blue Dacnis
Dacnis cayana
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 2
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 1
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 3
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+
14/02/2019 - San Isidro - a few

Shining Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes lucidus
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 3

Red-legged Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes cyaneus
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 3
10/02/2019 - Carara - 1
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 2

Green Honeycreeper
Chlorophanes spiza
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 5+
30/01/2019 - La Selva - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - 2
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 2
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - 5+
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 3
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 2
17/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 1

Black-and-yellow Tanager
Chrysothlypis chrysomelas
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - 3

Slaty Flowerpiercer
Diglossa plumbea
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 20+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 5+
16/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - a few
16/02/2019 - Casa Tangara dowii - 2

Peg-billed Finch
Acanthidops bairdi
14/02/2019 - Cerro de la Muerte - 2

Slate-colored Grosbeak
Saltator grossus
31/01/2019 - La Selva - HO - 1 heard

Black-headed Saltator
Saltator atriceps
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 3
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 1

Buff-throated Saltator
Saltator maximus
30/01/2019 - En route - 1
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 10+
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - 2
10/02/2019 - Carara - 2
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
02/02/2019 - La Fortuna - 1

Blue-black Grassquit
Volatinia jacarina
30/01/2019 - En route - 5+
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - fairly common
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+

Variable Seedeater
Sporophila corvina
30/01/2019 - En route - 5+
01/02/2019 - La Selva - 1
02/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
03/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - 3
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 5+
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few

Morelet's Seedeater
Sporophila morelleti
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 10+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
06/02/2019 - La Ensenada - 1
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 1

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
Sporophila minuta
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 1

Thick-billed Seed Finch
Oryzoborus funereus
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 5+
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - 2

Nicaraguan Seed Finch
Oryzoborus nuttingi
03/02/2019 - Cano Negro - 4

Bananaquit
Coereba flaveola
30/01/2019 - Braulio Carillo - a few
30/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
31/01/2019 - La Selva - a few
01/02/2019 - La Selva - a few
02/02/2019 - Arenal - a few
03/02/2019 - Arenal - 5+
04/02/2019 - Cano Negro - a few
05/02/2019 - Volcan Tenorio - a few
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
08/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
09/02/2019 - Monteverde - a few
10/02/2019 - Carara - a few
11/02/2019 - La Gamba (Esquinas) - a few
11/02/2019 - Rincon bridge - a few
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few
13/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - a few

Yellow-faced Grassquit
Tiaris olivaceus
07/02/2019 - Monteverde - 1
12/02/2019 - San Vito & Las Cruces - 5+
15/02/2019 - Savegre Valley - 2
18/02/2019 - Rancho Naturalista - 2

 

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