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Illustrated & Audio Bird List - La Paz Waterfall Garden

All photographs ©2016; please do not download without permission.  To avoid confusion, photographed birds are in bold.  A speaker icon indicates an audio recording.

White Hawk - seen on the way back to Selva Verde

Ruddy Pigeon - near pavilions

Buff-fronted Quail Dove - seen at Mirador la Cascada

Green Hermit - hummer feeding area


Violet Saberwing (male left, female center, molting male right) - males at La Paz hummer feeding area; female at Mirador la Cascada


Brown Violetear - at Mirador la Cascada


Green Thorntail (male left, female right) - hummer feeding area


Coppery-headed Emerald (Costa Rican endemic) - at Mirador and the hummer feeder area


Black-bellied Hummingbird - hummer feeding area

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - photo taken @ Mirador la Cascada


White-bellied Mountaingem - Mirador la Cascada


Purple-throated Mountaingem - male left, female right


Green-crowned Brilliant - female left, male center, immature right

Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant - heard along the La Paz Trail

Blue-and-white Swallow - seen on the way back from La Paz

American Dipper - along the La Paz Trail

Ochraceous Wren - heard along the La Paz Trail

    Gray-breasted Wood Wren - seen along the La Paz Trail

    Black-faced Solitaire - heard along the La Paz Trail

Slaty-backed Nightingale Thrush - heard throughout, but seen on the La Paz Trail

Clay-colored Thrush - Mirador la Cascada

Tropical Parula - heard only

Blackburnian Warbler - seen in the main park area

Black-and-white Warbler - Mirador la Cascada

Louisiana Waterthrush - along the La Paz Trail

Slate-throated Redstart - seen at Mirador and La Paz

    Bananaquit - around the hummer area

Common Chlorospingus - seen throughout the park

Blue-gray Tanager - seen at Mirador la Cascada

Palm Tanager - Mirador la Cascada


Silver-throated Tanager - seen at both Mirador la Cascada and La Paz

Fuzzy Spangle-cheeked Tanager (regional endemic)

Sooty-faced Finch - heard only

Rufous-collared Sparrow - around the tourist areas

Melodious Blackbird - Mirador la Cascada

House Sparrow - seen in transit

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