Costa Rica 2016

18th February - 2nd March 2016

This bird photography trip was self planned along with two Norwegian birding companions. During the first several days we stayed at La Laguna del Lagarto Eco-Lodge, mainly to photograph King Vultures from a special hide, which was then owned by Bence Máté's Hide Photography company. During the last several days we stayed at Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge on the Osa peninsular which holds several scarse Costa Rican specialties. At both these superb lodges which were situated in excellent birding locations, we used the services of birding guides provided as well as the obligatory guide at La Selva Biological Station. All other locations, travel itinerary and lodges including the popular San Gerardo de Dota, were self-organized and pre-booked. 

Totally ca. 310 bird species were recorded and of course many of which were photographed.

 

Great Curassow

Great Curassow

(Crax rubra) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Inca Dove

Inca Dove

(Columbina inca) - near Carara NP 3rd March 2016

Blue Ground-Dove

Blue Ground-Dove

(Claravis pretiosa) male - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Gray-chested Dove

Gray-chested Dove

(Leptotila cassinii rufinucha) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

(Crotophaga sulcirostris) - Cerro Lodge 2nd March 2016

White-necked Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin

(Florisuga Mellivora) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016.

White-necked Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin

(Florisuga Mellivora) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016.

White-necked Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin

(Florisuga Mellivora) female - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016.

White-tipped Sicklebill

White-tipped Sicklebill

(Eutoxeres aquila salvini) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Green-breasted Mango

Green-breasted Mango

(Anthracothorax prevostii gracilirostris) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, 21st February 2016.

Green-breasted Mango

Green-breasted Mango

(Anthracothorax prevostii gracilirostris) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, 21st February 2016.

Green-breasted Mango

Green-breasted Mango

(Anthracothorax prevostii gracilirostris) female - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, 21st February 2016.

Green-breasted Mango

Green-breasted Mango

(Anthracothorax prevostii gracilirostris) second year - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, 20th February 2016.

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

(Phaeochroa cuvierii maculicauda) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016.

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

(Phaeochroa cuvierii maculicauda) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016.

Crowned Woodnymph

Crowned Woodnymph

(Thalurania colombica venusta) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Crowned Woodnymph

Crowned Woodnymph

(Thalurania colombica venusta) female - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Mangrove Hummingbird

Mangrove Hummingbird

(Amazilia boucardi) female - Osa Peninsula 28th February 2016.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

(Amazilia tzacatl tzacatl) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

(Amazilia tzacatl tzacatl) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

White-throated Crake

White-throated Crake

(Laterallus albigularis albigularis) juvenile - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

(Leucophaeus atricilla megalopterus) on route between Quepos and Carara 1st March 2016

Royal Tern

Royal Tern

(Thalasseus maximus maximus) on route between Quepos and Carara 1st March 2016

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

(Tigrisoma mexicanum) - Carara NP 2nd March 2016

Green Heron

Green Heron

(Butorides virescens virescens) immature - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

Green Heron

Green Heron

(Butorides virescens virescens) immature - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

Green Heron

Green Heron

(Butorides virescens virescens) immature - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

Boat-billed Heron

Boat-billed Heron

(Cochlearius cochlearius panamensis) adult -Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

Boat-billed Heron

Boat-billed Heron

(Cochlearius cochlearius panamensis) juvenile -Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

King Vulture

King Vulture

(Sarcoramphus papa) adult - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

King Vulture

King Vulture

(Sarcoramphus papa) adult - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Black Vulture

Black Vulture

(Coragyps atratus brasiliensis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Black Vulture

Black Vulture

(Coragyps atratus brasiliensis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Bicolored Hawk

Bicolored Hawk

(Accipiter bicolor bicolor) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Turquoise-browed Motmot

(Eumomota superciliosa australis) - Cerro Lodge 2nd March 2016

Amazon Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

(Chloroceryle amazona) male - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

American Pygmy Kingfisher

American Pygmy Kingfisher

(Chloroceryle aenea aenea) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 29th February 2016

Green Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

(Chloroceryle americana septentrionalis) male - Bosque del Rio Tigre 29th February 2016

Northern Emerald-toucanet

Northern Emerald-toucanet

(Aulacorhynchus prasinus caeruleogularis) - San Gerardo de Dota 25th February 2016

Collared Aracari

Collared Aracari

(Pteroglossus torquatus torquatus) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 22nd February 2016

Collared Aracari

Collared Aracari

(Pteroglossus torquatus torquatus) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Yellow-throated Toucan

Yellow-throated Toucan

(Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Keel-billed Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan

(Ramphastos sulfuratus brevicarinatus) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Keel-billed Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan

(Ramphastos sulfuratus brevicarinatus) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

(Melanerpes pucherani) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

(Melanerpes pucherani) female - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Hoffman's Woodpecker

Hoffman's Woodpecker

(Melanerpes hoffmannii) female - Cerro Lodge 1st March 2016

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Orange-chinned Parakeet

(Brotogeris jugularis jugularis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Orange-chinned Parakeet

(Brotogeris jugularis jugularis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Brown-hooded Parrot

Brown-hooded Parrot

(Pyrilia haematotis haematotis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 22nd February 2016

Brown-hooded Parrot

Brown-hooded Parrot

(Pyrilia haematotis haematotis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Red-lored Parrot

Red-lored Parrot

(Amazona autumnalis salvini) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Great Green Macaw

Great Green Macaw

(Ara ambiguus ambiguous) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Great Green Macaw

Great Green Macaw

(Ara ambiguus ambiguous) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Tufted Flycatcher

Tufted Flycatcher

(Mitrephanes phaeocercus aurantiiventris) - San Gerado de Dota 25th February 2016

Long-tailed Tyrant

Long-tailed Tyrant

(Colonia colonus leuconota) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

(Pitangus sulphuratus guatimalensis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Grey-capped Flycatcher

Grey-capped Flycatcher

(Myiozetetes granadensis) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

White-ringed Flycatcher

White-ringed Flycatcher

(Conopias albovittatus distinctus) - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

(Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Rufous-naped Wren

Rufous-naped Wren

(Campylorhynchus rufinucha capistratus) - Cerro Lodge, near Carara 1st March 2016

Black-faced Solitaire

Black-faced Solitaire

(Myadestes melanops) - San Gerado de Dota 25th February 2016

Clay-colored Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

(Turdus grayi casius) - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Sooty Thrush

Sooty Thrush

(Turdus nigrescens) female - San Gerado de Dota 26th February 2016

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

(Bombycilla cedrorum) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

(Ptiliogonys caudatus) - San Gerado de Dota 24th February 2016

(Mangrove) Yellow Warbler

(Mangrove) Yellow Warbler

(Setophaga petechia bryanti/erithachorides) - Osa Peninsula 28th February 2016. Note: IOC considers the mangrove taxon of Yellow Warbler as a separate species, Mangrove Warbler (Setophaga petechia) and that Yellow Warbler is given a new scientific name (Setophaga aestiva).

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

(Setophaga pensylvanica) juvenile - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart

(Myioborus torquatus) - San Gerado de Dota 25th February 2016

Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart

(Myioborus torquatus) - San Gerado de Dota 25th February 2016

Dusky-faced Tanager

Dusky-faced Tanager

(Mitrospingus cassinii costaricensis) - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Crimson-collared Tanager

Crimson-collared Tanager

(Ramphocelus sanguinolentus apricus) - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Scarlet-rumped (Passerini's) Tanager

Scarlet-rumped (Passerini's) Tanager

(Ramphocelus passerinii passerinii), earlier 'Passerini's Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)' adult male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Scarlet-rumped (Passerini's) Tanager

Scarlet-rumped (Passerini's) Tanager

(Ramphocelus passerinii passerinii), earlier 'Passerini's Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)' immature male - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Scarlet-rumped (Passerini's) Tanager

Scarlet-rumped (Passerini's) Tanager

(Ramphocelus passerinii passerinii), earlier 'Passerini's Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)' female - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Scarlet-rumped (Cherrie's) Tanager

Scarlet-rumped (Cherrie's) Tanager

(Ramphocelus passerinii costaricensis) earlier 'Cherrie's Tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)' adult male - Bosque del Río Tigre 27th February 2016

Scarlet-rumped (Cherrie's) Tanager

Scarlet-rumped (Cherrie's) Tanager

(Ramphocelus passerinii costaricensis) earlier 'Cherrie's Tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)' female - Bosque del Río Tigre 27th February 2016

Palm Tanager

Palm Tanager

(Thraupis palmarum atripennis) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Golden-hooded Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager

(Tangara larvata) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Golden-hooded Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager

(Tangara larvata) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper

(Cyanerpes cyaneus carneipes) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper

(Cyanerpes cyaneus carneipes) female - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Green Honeycreeper

Green Honeycreeper

(Cyanerpes lucidus isthmicus) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Green Honeycreeper

Green Honeycreeper

(Cyanerpes lucidus isthmicus) female - Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui Lodge 23rd February 2016

Slaty Flowerpiercer

Slaty Flowerpiercer

(Diglossa plumbea plumbea) - San Gerado de Dota 25th February 2016

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

(Sporophila minuta centralis) male - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 28th February 2016

Morelet's Seedeater

Morelet's Seedeater

(Sporophila morelleti morelleti) male - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 28th February 2016

Bananaquit

Bananaquit

(Coereba flaveola mexicana) - Bosque det Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Buff-throated Saltator

Buff-throated Saltator

(Saltator maximus intermedius) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Black-striped Sparrow

Black-striped Sparrow

(Arremonops conirostris richmondi) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Orange-billed Sparrow

Orange-billed Sparrow

(Arremon aurantiirostris aurantiirostris) - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Rufous-collared Sparrow

(Zonotrichia capensis costaricensis) - San Gerado de Dota 24th February 2016

Volcano Junco

Volcano Junco

(Junco vulcani) - Cerro de la Muerte 26th February 2016

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

(Piranga rubra rubra) adult male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

(Piranga rubra rubra) immature male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

(Piranga rubra rubra) adult male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 22nd February 2016

Flame-colored Tanager

Flame-colored Tanager

(Piranga bidentata citrea) male - San Gerado de Dota 25th February 2016

Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager

Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager

(Habia atrimaxillaris) endemic for Costa Rica - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 28th February 2016

Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager

Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager

(Habia atrimaxillaris) endemic for Costa Rica - Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge 27th February 2016

Montezuma Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

(Psarocolius montezuma) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Montezuma Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

(Psarocolius montezuma) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 21st February 2016

Black-cowled Oriole

Black-cowled Oriole

(Icterus prosthemelas praecox) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Black-cowled Oriole

Black-cowled Oriole

(Icterus prosthemelas praecox) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Black-cowled Oriole

Black-cowled Oriole

(Icterus prosthemelas praecox) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

(Icterus galbula) adult male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 20th February 2016

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

(Icterus galbula) second year male - Cerro Lodge 1st March 2016

Olive-backed Euphonia

Olive-backed Euphonia

(Euphonia gouldi praetermissa) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016

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Great Curassow

(Crax rubra) male - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge 19th February 2016