Sunday 12 June 2022

Costa Rica - Day 17 - 29th March 2022

Where had the time gone? Our final day in Costa Rica. A pre-breakfast stroll around the Robledal gardens gave close views of Spot Breasted Orioles and a pair of Yellow-naped Parrots down by the front gate while Inca and White-winged Doves and Red-billed Pigeons walked around the lawns and Rufous Backed Wrens poked around the bin storage area more like Starlings!  The usual flycatchers watched proceedings from the wires

Rufous Backed Wren

Spot Breasted Oriole

Spot Breasted Oriole

Great Kiskadee

Melodious Blackbird

Tropical Kingbird

Variagated Squirrel

Yellow-naped Parrots 

Yellow-naped Parrots 

The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl was staring at me out of the nest box before flying to the adjacent tree to continue the evil eye contest.  A Yellow Warbler was quite aggravated by it but it took no notice.  Lesson’s Motmots scoured the ground for breakfast but I saw nothing bigger than an ant.  The trails of the ants were very impressive with their amazing highways wending their way through the kept lawns.

Lesson’s Motmots

 Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

 Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

 Ant trails!

A Tropical Mockingbird sang on the wasteland behind and Barn Swallows were zipping around and more Rufous Backed Wrens were working their way along the fenceline.  It was with some reluctance that we went for our last breakfast.

We had arranged to be taken out by a local guide Emmanuel Guzman and had a fantastic couple of hours so just email him at if you should wish to partake of some quality urban birding. We started in the Copal Free Zone – a huge medical industrial complex where they have been working with the local guides to preserve the remnants of dry zone habitat that still exists between the vast warehouses.  Spot Bellied Bobwhite (it seems to be split from Crested now) was one of the species we were after and a quick whistle from our guide and two appeared from the crispy brown boulder strewn field and ran towards us before stopping at a safe distance just to watch us.  They were entertaining and perky little birds with flaring crests and spotty plumage. 

An 'in landscape' shot

Spot Bellied Bobwhite

Crossing the road we could hear a Killdeer calling and we soon found a pair in a green flowing stream that ran through the parched grassland.  I saw my first up on Anglesey on the 2nd January 1994 and then in Canada in 2005 from the bus from Toronto airport if memory serves.

This pair were sharing their channel with a Spotted Sandpiper and a very splendid Green Heron while Yellow-Green Vireos chirped from the lone tree and a pair of Southern Lapwings strode through the grass where their long legs came to the fore.

Green Heron

Green Heron

Urban Southern Lapwing



Two young Hoffmann’s Woodpeckers were seen on the way back to the bus before we left site and headed to a piece of dry scrubland that actually backs onto the hotel.  

Hoffmann’s Woodpeckers

It was hot and dry but even before we got there we had seen Green-breasted Mango and Cinnamon Hummingbirds along the roadside where they were both holding territories around a belt of Prickly Pear Cactus.

Green-breasted Mango 

Cinnamon Hummingbird

White-tailed Kites quartered the fields and a pair of Eastern Meadowlarks crept along in a more Quail-like manner.  Our walk around the scrub was productive but frustrating.  Lesser Ground Cuckoos were heard at several spots and one came close but I think that a smaller group of people may be required to actually see this elusive species.  There is always next time.

Eastern Meadowlarks

A Mangrove Cuckoo flew across and landed in view – a good bonus given the habitat we were in and another trip addition. It was very much like the Guacimal Road and the species were quite similar too with Stripe-headed Sparrow, Blue Black Grassquits and even a Nutting’s Flycatcher that was quite unusual for here. An Osprey circled overhead and a Grey-naped Yellowthroat appeared at the side of the path, posed and then promptly disappeared and there was still time for one last addition to the trip list with Eastern Wood-Pewee becoming our 45th species of Tyrannidae.

Was trying for the strange plant but the Nutting's Flycatchers snuck in

Urera baccifera - a relative of the Stinging Nettle

Eastern Wood-Pewee


We circled back for a last lunch at the hotel and some quality moments with the Butterflies, Pygmy Owl,  Motmots, Great Tailed Grackles and Spot Breasted Orioles in the gardens and then it was time to load up for the 20 minute run to the airport.  Somehow on the way back I even got Steve to at last see some House Sparrows

Skipper sp Cymaenes sp

Skipper sp Cymaenes sp

Skipper sp Cymaenes sp

Long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Mexican Silverspot - Dione moneta

Skipper sp Cymaenes sp and the larger Brazilian skipper Calpodes ethlius 

Cassius Blue -  Leptotes cassius seems closest

Calabash Tree - Crescentia cujete - these huge fruits are used as bowls and cups

Melodious Blackbird

Great Tailed Grackles at the fountain

Ciclids - I think

Lesson's Motmot


Napping Inca Doves

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Spot Breasted Oriole - splash of Costa Rican colour as a fine send off

All went smoothly and a White-tailed Kite became our last bird just before boarding and we soon settled in to the long ten hours back to cool England where Spring was struggling to get underway.

New Birds: * = life tick ** = new to Costa Rica but previously seen elsewhere

96: Spot Bellied Bobwhite*

97: Killdeer** (UK & Canada)

Totting up the bird list has been quite tricky and time consuming and ended up slightly higher than I thought with 493 species seen or heard well somewhat surpassing the equally amazing 436 from 2020.  

Of these 87 were completely new (the ones in yellow) for me and a further ten were new for Costa Rica (the ones in green) as I had seen them on my travels elsewhere.  The scientific names may be a little off in places as the taxonomy is very fluid in the Americas!

I can't thank Steve, Gina and of course Ramon enough for putting together such a magnificent adventure and my guests for helping to make it such a memorable experience once again.

Great Tinamou

Tinamus major

Little Tinamou

Crypturellus soui

Least Grebe

Tachybaptus dominicus

Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Neotropic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax brasilianus


Anhinga anhinga

Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Magnificent Frigatebird

Fregata magnificens

Reddish Egret

Egretta rufescens

Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor

Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias herodias

Great Egret

Egretta alba

Western Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Nyctanassa violacea

Black-crowned Night-heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Boat-billed Heron

Cochlearius cochlearia

Bare-throated Tiger-heron

Tigrisoma mexicanum

Fasciated Tiger-heron

Tigrisoma fasciatum

Pinnated Bittern

Botaurus pinnatus

Least Bittern

Ixobrychus exilis

Wood Stork

Mycteria americana

White Ibis

Eudocimus albus

Green Ibis

Mesembrinibis cayennensis

Roseate Spoonbill

Ajaia ajaja


Aramus guarauna

Black-bellied Whistling-duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis

Muscovy Duck

Cairina moschata

Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors

Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Cathartes burrovianus

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

King Vulture

Sarcoramphus papa

Black-collared Hawk

Busarellus nigricollis

Hook-billed Kite

Chondrohierax uncinatus

American Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus

White-tailed Kite

Elanus leucurus

Double-toothed Kite

Harpagus bidentatus

Plumbeous Kite

Ictinia plumbea

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus

Barred Hawk

Morphnarchus princeps

Semiplumbeous Hawk

Leucopternis semiplumbea

White Hawk

Leucopternis albicollis

Common Black-hawk

Buteogallus anthracinus subtilis

Grey Hawk

Asturina plagiata

Roadside Hawk

Rupornis magnirostris

Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

Short-tailed Hawk

Buteo brachyurus

Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Zone-tailed Hawk

Buteo albonotatus

Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Ornate Hawk-eagle

Spizaetus ornatus


Pandion haliaetus

Northern Crested Caracara

Polyborus plancus

Yellow-headed Caracara

Milvago chimachima

Laughing Falcon

Herpetotheres cachinnans

Collared Forest-falcon

Micrastur semitorquatus

Bat Falcon

Falco rufigularis

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Grey-headed Chachalaca

Ortalis cinereiceps

Crested Guan

Penelope purpurascens

Black Guan

Chamaepetes unicolor

Great Curassow

Crax rubra

Spot-bellied Bobwhite

Colinus leucopogon

Spotted Wood-Quail

Odontophorus guttatus

Black Breasted Wood-quail

Odontophorus leucolaemus

White-throated Crake

Laterallus albigularis

Gray-breasted Crake

Laterallus exilis

Yellow-breasted Crake

Porzana flaviventer


Porzana carolina

Grey-cowled Wood-rail

Aramides cajanea

Russet-naped Wood-Rail

Aramides albiventris

American Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinicus

Common Gallinule

Gallinula chloropus


Heliornis fulica

Northern Jacana

Jacana spinosa

Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

Double-striped Thick-knee

Burhinus bistriatus

Southern Lapwing

Vanellus chilensis

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Collared Plover

Charadrius collaris


Charadrius vociferus

Hudsonian Whimbrel

Numenius hudsonicus

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularia

Wandering Tattler

Tringa incana

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres


Calidris alba

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Laughing Gull

Larus atricilla

American Royal Tern

Sterna maxima

Cabot's Tern

Thalasseus acuflavidus

Feral Rock Dove

Columba livia

Scaled Pigeon

Patagioenas speciosa

Band-tailed Pigeon

Patagioenas fasciata

Pale-vented Pigeon

Patagioenas cayennensis

Red-billed Pigeon

Patagioenas flavirostris

Ruddy Pigeon

Patagioenas subvinacea

Short-billed Pigeon

Patagioenas nigrirostris

White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica

Inca Dove

Columbina inca

Common Ground-dove

Columbina passerina

Ruddy Ground-dove

Columbina talpacoti

Blue Ground-dove

Claravis pretiosa

Gray-headed Dove

Leptotila plumbeiceps

White-tipped Dove

Leptotila verreauxi

Gray-chested Dove

Leptotila cassini

Buff-fronted Quail-Dove

Zentrygon costaricensis

Ruddy Quail-Dove

Geotrygon montana

Great Green Macaw

Ara ambigua

Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao

Finsch's Parakeet

Psittacara finschi

Olive-throated Parakeet

Eupsittula nana

Orange-fronted Parakeet

Eupsittula canicularis

Sulphur-winged Parakeet

Pyrrhura hoffmanni

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Brotogeris jugularis

Barred Parakeet

Bolborhynchus lineola

Brown-hooded Parrot

Pyrilia haematotis

White-crowned Parrot

Pionus senilis

Red-lored Parrot

Amazona autumnalis

Yellow-naped Parrot

Amazona auropalliata

Mealy Parrot

Amazona farinosa

Mangrove Cuckoo

Coccyzus minor

Squirrel Cuckoo

Piaya cayana

Groove-billed Ani

Crotophaga sulcirostris

Lesser Ground-cuckoo

Morococcyx erythropygus

Pacific Screech-owl

Megascops cooperi

Tropical Screech-owl

Megascops choliba

Bare-shanked Screech-owl

Megascops clarkii

American Barn Owl

Tyto furcata

Striped Owl

Pseudoscops clamator

Mottled Owl

Ciccaba virgata

Black-and-white Owl

Ciccaba nigrolineata

Crested Owl

Lophostrix cristata

Spectacled Owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

Glaucidium brasilianum

Great Potoo

Nyctibius grandis

Common Potoo

Nyctibius griseus

Short-tailed Nighthawk

Lurocalis semitorquatus

Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles acutipennis

Common Pauraque

Nyctidromus albicollis

Chestnut-collared Swift

Streptoprocne rutilus

White-collared Swift

Streptoprocne zonaris

Grey-rumped Swift

Chaetura cinereiventris

Vaux's Swift

Chaetura vauxi

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

Panyptila cayennensis

White-tipped Sicklebill

Eutoxerces aquila

Bronzy Hermit

Glaucis aenea

Green Hermit

Phaethornis guy

Long-billed Hermit

Phaethornis longirostris

Stripe-throated Hermit

Phaethornis longuemareus

Green-fronted Lancebill

Doryfera ludovicae

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Phaeochroa cuvierii

Violet Sabrewing

Campylopterus hemileucurus

White-necked Jacobin

Florisuga mellivora

Brown Violet-ear

Colibri delphinae

Green Violet-ear

Colibri cyanotus

Green-breasted Mango

Anthracothorax prevostii

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Klais guimeti

Black-crested Coquette

Lophornis helenae

Green Thorntail

Discosura conversii

Crowned Woodnymph

Thalurania colombica

Fiery-throated Hummingbird

Panterpe insignis

Blue-throated Sapphire

Chlorestes eliciae

Blue-chested Hummingbird

Amazilia amabilis

Mangrove Hummingbird    

Amazilia boucardi

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

Amazilia edward

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Amazilia rutila

Blue-vented Hummingbird

Saucerottia hoffmanni

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Amazilia tzacatl

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Eupherusa eximia

Black-bellied Hummingbird

Eupherusa nigriventris

White-tailed Emerald

Elvira chionura


Microchera albocoronata

White-throated Mountain-gem

Lampornis castaneoventris

White-bellied Mountain-gem

Lampornis hemiluecus

Green-crowned Brilliant

Heliodoxa jacula

Talamanca Hummingbird

Eugenes spectabilis

Purple-crowned Fairy

Heliothryx barroti

Plain-capped Starthroat

Heliomaster constantii

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

Volcano Hummingbird

Selasphorus flammula torridus

Scintillant Hummingbird

Selasphorus scintilla

Resplendent Quetzal

Pharomachrus mocinno

Slaty-tailed Trogon

Trogon massena

Black-headed Trogon

Trogon melanocephalus

Orange-bellied Trogon

Trogon aurantiiventris

Black-throated Trogon

Trogon rufus

Gartered Trogon

Trogon caligatus

Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

Ringed Kingfisher

Megaceryle torquata

Amazon Kingfisher

Chloroceryle amazona

Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana

American Pygmy Kingfisher

Chloroceryle aenea

Broad-billed Motmot

Electron platyrhynchum

Keel-billed Motmot

Electron carinatum

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Eumomota superciliosa

Rufous Motmot

Baryphthengus martii

Lesson's Motmot

Momotus lessonii

Tody Motmot

Hylomanes momotula

Rufous-tailed Jacamar 

Galbula ruficauda

White-necked Puffbird

Notharchus hyperrhynchus

White-fronted Nunbird

Monasa morphoeus

Pied Puffbird

Notharchus tectus

White-whiskered Puffbird

Malacoptila panamensis

Red-headed Barbet

Eubucco bourcierii

Blue-throated Toucanet

Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis

Collared Aracari

Pteroglossus torquatus

Fiery-billed Aracari

Pteroglossus frantzii

Keel-billed Toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus

Yellow-throated Toucan

Ramphastos ambiguus

Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Melanerpes pucherani

Red-crowned Woodpecker

Melanerpes rubricapillus

Hoffman's Woodpecker

Melanerpes hoffmannii

Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus

Smoky-brown Woodpecker

Picoides fumigatus

Rufous-winged Woodpecker

Piculus simplex

Golden-olive Woodpecker

Colaptes rubiginosus

Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker

Celeus castaneus

Lineated Woodpecker

Dryocopus lineatus

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Campephilus guatemalensis

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

Dendrocincla fuliginosa

Olivaceous Woodcreeper

Sittasomus griseicapillus

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Glyphorynchus spirurus

Cocoa Woodcreeper 

Xiphorhynchus susurrans

Spotted Woodcreeper

Xiphorhynchus erythropygius

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper

Lepidocolaptes affinis

Slaty Spinetail

Synallaxis brachyura

Spotted Barbtail

Premnoplex brunnescens

Ruddy Treerunner

Margarornis rubiginosus

Buffy Tuftedcheek

Pseudocolaptes lawrencii

Streak-breasted Treehunter

Thripadectes rofobrunneus

Lineated Foliage-gleaner

Syndactyla subalaris

Western Woodhaunter

Automolus virgatus

Scaly-throated Leaftosser

Sclerurus guatemalensis

Plain Xenops

Xenops minutus

Great Antshrike

Taraba major

Barred Antshrike

Thamnophilus doliatus

Black-hooded Antshrike

Thamnophilus bridgesi

Black-crowned Antshrike

Thamnophiluss atrinucha

Russet Antshrike

Thamnistes anabatinus

Streak-crowned Antvireo

Dysithamnus striaticeps

Dot-winged Antwren

Microrhopias quixensis

Dusky Antbird

Cercomacroides tyrannina

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Poliocrania exsul

Dull-mantled Antbird

Sipia laemosticta

Zeledon’s Antbird

Myrmeciza zeledonia

Spotted Antbird

Hylophylax naevioides

Black-faced Antthrush

Formicarius analis

Scaled Antpitta

Grallaria guatimalensis

Streak-chested Antpitta

Hylopezus perspicillatus

Thicket Antpitta

Hylopezus dives

Silvery-fronted Tapaculo

Scytalopus argentifrons

Snowy Cotinga

Carpodectes nitidus

Purple-throated Fruitcrow

Querula purpurata

Bare-necked Umbrellabird

Cephalopterus glabricollis

Red-capped Manakin

Ceratopipra mentalis

Blue-crowned Manakin

Lepidothrix coronata

Long-tailed Manakin

Chiroxiphia linearis

White-ruffed Manakin

Corapipo altera

White-collared Manakin

Manacus candei

Orange-collared Manakin

Manacus aurantiacus

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

Mionectes oleagineus

Slaty-capped Flycatcher

Leptopogon superciliaris

Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher

Poecilotriccus sylvia

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Todirostrum cinereum

Mistletoe Tyrannulet

Zimmerius vilissimus

Northern Beardless Tyrannulet

Camptostoma imberbe

Yellow Tyrannulet

Capsiempis flaveola

Greenish Elaenia

Myiopagis viridicata

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Elaenia flavogaster

Mountain Elaenia

Elaenia frantzii

Torrent Tyrannulet

Serpophaga cinerea

Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant

Lophotriccus pileatus

Northern Bentbill

Oncostoma cinereigulare

Eye-ringed Flatbill

Rhynchocyclus brevirostris

Yellow-olive Flatbill

Tolmomyias sulphurescens

Yellow-margined Flatbill

Tolmomyias assimilis

Northern Royal-flycatcher

Onychorhynchus coronatus

Bran-coloured Flycatcher

Myiophobus fasciatus

Sulphur-rumped Myobius

Myiobius sulphureipygius

Northern Tufted Flycatcher

Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Ochraceous Pewee

Contopus ochraceus

Eastern Wood-pewee

Contopus virens

Tropical Pewee

Contopus cinereus

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Empidonax flaviventris

Yellowish Flycatcher

Empidonax flavescens

Black-capped Flycatcher

Empidonax atriceps

Least Flycatcher

Empidonax minimus

Black Phoebe

Sayornis nigricans

Long-tailed Tyrant

Colonia colonus

Bright-rumped Attila

Attila spadiceus citreopyga

Rufous Mourner

Rhytipterna holerythra

Nutting's Flycatcher

Myiarchus nuttingi

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Myiarchus tuberculifer

Panama Flycatcher

Myiarchus panamensis

Great Crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus crinitus

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus tyrannulus

Tropical Kingbird

Tyrannus melancholicus

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus forficatus

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus savana

Eastern Kingbird

Tyrannus tyrannus

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Megarynchus pitangua

Streaked Flycatcher

Myiodynastes maculatus

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Myiodynastes luteiventris

Social Flycatcher

Myiozetetes similis

Grey-capped Flycatcher

Myiozetetes granadensis

Piratic Flycatcher

Legatus leucophaius

Great Kiskadee

Pitangus sulphuratus

Northern Schiffornis

Schiffornis veraepacis

Barred Becard

Pachyramphus versicolor

Cinnamon Becard

Pachyramphus cinnamomeus

Rose-throated Becard

Pachyramphus aglaiae

Masked Tityra

Tityra semifasciata

Black-crowned Tityra

Tityra inquisitor

Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Mangrove Swallow

Tachycineta albilinea

Grey-breasted Martin

Progne chalybea

Blue-and-white Swallow

Notiochelidon cyanoleuca

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

Ptilogonys caudatus

Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher

Phainoptila melanoxantha

Rufous-backed Wren

Campylorhyncus capistratus

Band-backed Wren

Campylorhynchus zonatus

Black-throated Wren

Pheugopedius atrogularis

Rufous-breasted Wren

Pheugopedius rutilus

Spot-breasted Wren

Pheugopedius maculipectus

Riverside Wren

Cantorchilus semibadius

Bay Wren

Cantorchilus nigricapillus

Stripe-breasted Wren

Cantorchilus thoracicus

Canebrake Wren

Cantorchilus zeledoni

Rufous-and-white Wren

Thryothorus rufalbus

House Wren

Troglodytes aedon musculus

Ochraceous Wren

Troglodytes ochraceus

White-breasted Wood-wren

Henicorhina leucosticta

Grey-breasted Wood-wren

Henicorhina leucophrys

Nightingale Wren

Microcerculus philomela

Tropical  Mockingbird

Mimus gilvus

Black-faced Solitaire

Myadestes melanops

Black-billed Nightingale-thrush

Catharus gracilirostris

Ruddy-capped Nightingale-thrush

Catharus frantzii

Black-headed Nightingale-thrush

Catharus mexicanus

Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

Wood Thrush

Hylocichla mustelinus

Sooty Thrush

Turdus nigrescens

Mountain Thrush

Turdus plebejus

Pale-vented Thrush

Turdus obsoletus

Clay-coloured Thrush

Turdus grayi

White-throated Thrush

Turdus assimilis

Trilling Gnatwren

Ramphocaenus melanurus

Tropical Gnatcatcher 

Polioptila plumbea

White-lored Gnatcatcher

Polioptila albiloris

Brown Jay

Psilorhinus morio

White-throated Magpie-Jay

Calocitta formaosa

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Rufous-browed Peppershrike

Cyclarhis gujanensis

Yellow-winged Vireo

Vireo carmioli

Warbling Vireo

Vireo gilvus

Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons

Philadelphia Vireo

Vireo philadelphicus

Red-eyed Vireo

Vireo olivaceus

Yellow-green Vireo

Vireo flavoviridis

Brown-capped Vireo

Vireo leucophrys

Lesser Greenlet

Pachysylvia decurtatus

Yellow-bellied Siskin

Carduelis xanthogastra

Lesser Goldfinch

Carduelis psaltria


Seiurus aurocapilla

Golden-winged Warbler

Vermivora chrysoptera

Tennessee Warbler

Oreothlpis peregrina

Flame-throated Warbler

Oreothlpis gutturalis

Tropical Parula

Setophaga pitiayumi

Yellow Warbler 

Setophaga petechia

Mangrove Warbler

Setophaga petechia erithachorides

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Setophaga pensylvanica

Bay-breasted Warbler

Setophaga castanea

Black-throated Green Warbler

Setophaga virens

Blackburnian Warbler

Setophaga fusca

American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla

Black-and-white Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Prothonotary Warbler

Protonotaria citrea

Northern Waterthrush

Parkesia noveboracensis

Louisiana Waterthrush

Parkesia motacilla

Kentucky Warbler

Geothlypis formosa

Olive-crowned Yellowthroat

Geothlypis semiflava

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Geothlypis poliocephala

Wilson's Warbler

Cardellina pusilla

Slate-throated Whitestart

Myioborus miniatus

Collared Whitestart

Myioborus torquatus

Golden-crowned Warbler

Basileuterus culicivorus

Rufous-capped Warbler

Basileuterus rufifrons delattrii

Black-cheeked Warbler

Basileuterus melanogenys

Buff-rumped Warbler

Basileuterus fulvicauda


Zeledonia coronata


Coereba flaveola

Common Chlorospingus

Chlorospingus ophthalmicus

Sooty-capped Chlorospingus

Chlorospingus pileatus

Black-and-yellow Tanager

Chrysothlypis chrysomelas

Dusky-faced Tanager

Mitrospingus cassinii

Carmiol’s Tanager 

Chlorothraupis carmioli

Grey-headed Tanager

Eucometis penicillata

White-throated Shrike-tanager

Lanio leucothorax

White-shouldered Tanager

Tachyphonus luctuosus

Tawny-crested Tanager

Tachyphonus delatrii

White-lined Tanager

Tachyphonus rufus

Red-throated Ant-tanager

Habia fuscicauda

Flame-coloured Tanager

Piranga bidentata

Tooth Billed Tanager

Piranga lutea

Summer Tanager

Piranga rubra

Crimson-collared Tanager

Ramphocelus sanguinolentus

Cherrie's Tanager

Ramphocelus costaricensis

Passerini’s Tanager

Ramphocelus passerinii

Blue-grey Tanager

Thraupis episcopus

Palm Tanager

Thraupis palmarum

Blue-and-gold Tanager

Bangsia arcaei

Scrub Euphonia

Euphonia affinis

Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Euphonia luteicapilla

Yellow-throated Euphonia

Euphonia hirundinacea

Elegant Chlorophonia

Euphonia elegantissima vincens

Olive-backed Euphonia

Euphonia gouldi

White-vented Euphonia

Euphonia minuta

Tawny-capped Euphonia

Euphonia anneae

Golden-browed Chlorophonia

Chlorophonia callophrys

Emerald Tanager

Tangara florida

Silver-throated Tanager

Tangara icterocephala

Speckled Tanager

Tangara guttata

Bay-headed Tanager

Tangara gyrola

Rufous-winged Tanager

Tangara lavinia

Golden-hooded Tanager

Tangara larvata

Spangle-cheeked Tanager

Tangara dowii

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis

Dacnis venusta

Blue Dacnis

Dacnis cayana

Green Honeycreeper

Chlorophanes spiza

Shining Honeycreeper

Cyanerpes lucidus

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Cyanerpes cyaneus

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Zonotrichia capensis

Lincoln's Sparrow

Melospiza lincolnii

Volcano Junco

Junco vulcani

Stripe-headed Sparrow

Peucaea ruficauda

White-eared Ground-sparrow

Melozone leucotis

Orange-billed Sparrow

Arremon aurantiirostris

Sooty-faced Brush-finch

Arremon crassirostris

Olive Sparrow

Arremonops rufivirgatus

Black-striped Sparrow

Arremonops conirostris

Chestnut-capped Brush-finch

Atlapetes brunneinucha elsae

Large-footed Finch

Pezopetes capitalis

Yellow-thighed Finch

Pselliophorus tibialis

Peg-billed Finch

Acanthidops bairdii

Blue-black Grassquit

Volatinia jacarina

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

Sporophila minuta

Variable Seedeater 

Sporophila corvina

Morelet's Seedeater

Sporophila morelleti

Nicaraguan Seed-finch

Sporophila nuttingi

Thick-billed Seed-finch

Sporophila funerea

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Tiaris olivacea

Slaty Flower-piercer

Diglossa plumbea

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Black-faced Grosbeak

Caryothraustes poliogaster

Black-headed Saltator

Saltator atriceps

Buff-throated Saltator

Saltator maximus

Cinnamon-bellied Saltator

Saltator coerulescens

Blue Grosbeak

Guiraca caerlea

Blue-black Grosbeak

Cyanocompsa cyanoides


Spiza americana

Painted Bunting

Passerina ciris

Tricoloured Munia

Lonchura malacca

Montezuma Oropendola

Psarocolius montezuma

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Psarocolius wagleri

Scarlet-rumped Cacique 

Cacicus uropygialis

Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula

Orchard Oriole

Icterus spurius

Spot-breasted Oriole

Icterus pectoralis

Streak-backed Oriole

Icterus pustulatus

Black-cowled Oriole

Icterus prosthemelas

Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-breasted Blackbird

Sturnella militaris

Eastern Meadowlark

Sturnella magna

Melodious Blackbird

Dives dives

Great-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus

Nicaraguan Grackle

Quiscalus nicaraguensis

Shiny Cowbird

Molothrus bonariensis

Bronzed Cowbird

Molothrus aeneus

Giant Cowbird

Molothrus oryzivora





Reptiles 18 species


Central American Crocodile

Crocodylus acutus

Spectacled Caiman

Caiman crocodilus

Cat-eyed Snake

Leptodeira rhombifera

Eyelash Viper

Bothriechis schlegelii

Thick Graceful Brown Snake

Rhadinaea calligaster

Green Basilisk

Basiliscus plumifrons

Brown Basilisk

Basiliscus vittatus

Green Iguana

Iguana iguana

Spiny Tailed Iguana - Ctenosaur

Ctenosaura similis

House Gecko

Gecko hemidactylus

Yellow-headed Gecko

Gonatodes albogularis

Middle American Ameiva

Holcosus festivus

Casque Headed Lizard

Corytophanes cristatus

Anole sp

at least three different species seen

Anole sp


Anole sp


Black River Turtle

Rhinoclemmys funerea

Meso-American slider 

Trachemys venusta

Mammals 27 species


Northern Racoon

Procyon lotor

White-nosed Coati

Nasua narica

Dice's Rabbit

Sylvilagus dicei

Alfaro's Pygmy Squirrel

Microsciurus alfari

Red-tailed Squirrel

Sciurus granatensis

Variegated Squirrel

Sciurus variegatoides


Canis latrans

Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus

Collared Peccary

Tayassu tajacu

Big-eared Climbing Rat

Ototylomys phyllotis

Vole sp


Black Shrew sp


Northern Tamadua

Tamandua mexicana

Central American Agouti

Dasyprocta punctata

Greater Sac Winged Bat

Saccopteryx bilineata

Lesser Sac Winged Bat

Saccopteryx leptura

Proboscis Bat

Rhynchonycteris naso

Honduran White Bat

Ectophylla alba

Argentine Bat

Eptesicus furinalis

Western Red Bat

Lasiurus frantzii

Hoary Bat

Lasiurus cinerues

Central American Spider Monkey

Ateles geoffroyi

Mantled Howler

Alouatta palliata

White-faced Capuchin

Cebus capucinus

Hoffmann's Two Toed Sloth

Choloepus hoffmanni

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

Bradypus variegatus

Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

I will add lists for Odonta, Butterflies and Moths when I have more names!

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