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Illustrated & Audio Bird List - Rancho Naturalista

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

Gray-headed Chachalaca - seen most days around the feeder/garden area

    Crested Guan - encountered daily in the forested areas (alarm calls with Bicolored Hawk)

Green Ibis - encountered most days, usually along the Entrance Road

Cattle Egret - seen in transit between several places

Fasciated Tiger Heron - seen once at the foot of the Entrance Road

Turkey Vulture - seen daily

Black Vulture - seen daily

Bicolored Hawk - heard most days near the moth light

Roadside Hawk - encountered most days along the entrance road

Sunbittern - seen once at the foot of the entrance road

Red-billed Pigeon - seen in transit

Ruddy Pigeon - heard most days in the forested areas

White-tipped Dove - encountered most days in the forested areas

Chiriqui Quail Dove - heard once along the Pepper Road Trail

Purplish-backed Quail Dove - seen once (at my feet!) at the moth light

    Mottled Owl - encountered most days throughout the property

Costa Rican Pygmy Owl - heard once near the moth light

Stripe-throated Hermit - seen once in the lodge area

    Violet Saberwing - seen daily at the feeders

       

    White-necked Jacobin (male left and center; female right) - seen daily at the feeders

Brown Violetear - seen daily at the feeders

       

    Green-breasted Mango (male left, female center and right) - seen daily at feeders

Black-crested Coquette (female/imm male) - seen once in the garden area

   

Crowned Woodnymph (female left, male right) - seen daily at feeders

    Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - seen daily at the feeders

Snowcap - encountered most days in the garden area and at the Pools

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer - seen once at the feeders

   

    Green-crowned Brilliant (male left, immature right) - seen most days at the feeders

Lesson's Motmot - heard once from the lodge

    Rufous Motmot - heard most days from the moth light (with Barred Forest Falcon in background)

Collared Aracari - encountered twice along the entrance road

    Keel-billed Toucan - encountered daily throughout the property

Yellow-throated Toucan - heard once from the moth light

Black-cheeked Woodpecker - encountered twice in the more open areas

Smoky-brown Woodpecker - heard twice along the Pepper Road Trail

Lineated Woodpecker - heard most days in the wooded areas

Barred Forest Falcon - heard twice near the moth light

Crimson-fronted Parakeet - encountered daily in a variety of habitats (flyovers)

    White-crowned Parrot - encountered most days in the wooded areas (flyovers)

      Plain-brown Woodcreeper - seen daily at the moth light

Olivaceous Woodcreeper - encountered daily in the wooded areas

    Cocoa Woodcreeper - encountered most days around the moth light

    Spotted Woodcreeper - encountered most days around the moth light

    Streak-headed Woodcreeper - encountered daily throughout the property

Slaty Spinetail - heard once along the entrance road

    Plain Xenops - encountered twice in the wooded areas. 

    Buff-throated Foliagegleaner - encountered daily, usually around the moth light

Tawny-throated Leaftosser - seen once at the Pools

    Plain Antvireo (female) - seen most days in the wooded areas

Slaty Antwren - heard twice along the Pepper Road Trail

Dusky Antbird - heard daily near the moth light

    Dull-mantled Antbird - heard twice in the wooded areas

Zeledon's Antbird - seen once at the Pools

    White-collared Manakin - heard daily in the wooded areas

    White-ruffed Manakin (female) - encountered twice in the wooded areas

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher - seen once along the entrance road

Slaty-capped Flycatcher - encountered daily around the Pools

    Paltry Tyrannulet - heard daily throughout the property

    Black-headed Tody Flycatcher (with a Tawny-chested Flycatcher in the foreground) - heard most days in the wooded areas

Yellow-olive Flycatcher - heard daily in the wooded areas

Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher - seen once at the Pools

    Tawny-chested Flycatcher - encountered daily near the moth light

Eastern Wood Pewee - encountered most days throughout the property

    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - seen most days at the moth light

    Bright-rumped Attila - encountered most days around the moth light

   

Rufous Mourner - seen most days near the moth light

    Dusky-capped Flycatcher - encountered daily, usually around the moth light

Great Kiskadee - usually seen in transit

Boat-billed Flycatcher - encountered most days along the entrance road

Social Flycatcher - encountered most days along the entrance road

    Gray-capped Flycatcher - seen once along the entrance road

Tropical Kingbird - encountered daily along the entrance road and around the lodge

   

    Brown Jay (immatures above, adult below) - encountered daily throughout the property

 

Red-eyed Vireo - encountered twice along the entrance road

    Lesser Greenlet - heard daily in the wooded areas

Bay Wren - heard once along the entrance road

    Stripe-breasted Wren - heard daily in the wooded areas (ID of recording under discussion)

"Southern" House Wren - encountered twice along the entrance road

       

    White-breasted Wood Wren - seen daily at the moth light

    Scaly-breasted Wren - encountered most days in the wooded areas

    Long-billed Gnatwren - heard most days in the wooded areas

Tropical Gnatcatcher - seen once at the moth light

Clay-colored Thrush - seen most days around the lodge area

    Tropical Parula - heard daily in the wooded area

Blackburnian Warbler - seen once around the lodge area

Black-and-white Warbler - seen most days throughout the property

Canada Warbler - seen twice at the pools

Golden-crowned Warbler - encountered daily around the moth light and pools

    Rufous-capped Warbler - seen once on the entrance road, but also on the way from San Jose

    Bananaquit - encountered most days throughout the property

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis - seen once on the Pepper Road Trail

Green Honeycreeper - seen twice in the open areas

Carmiol's Tanager - seen twice around the moth light and pools

White-shouldered Tanager - seen once at the pools

    Red-throated Ant Tanager (male) - seen daily around the moth light

Crimson-collared Tanager - seen once around the lodge area

Passerini's Tanager - seen daily around the lodge area

Blue-gray Tanager - seen daily at the feeders and along the entrance road

Palm Tanager - seen once at the road overlook

    Bay-headed Tanager - seen twice, once around the lodge and again along the Pepper Road Trail (photo of captive bird at La Paz)

Golden-hooded Tanager - encountered most days along the entrance road

Variable Seedeater - seen most days around the garden and entrance road

    Orange-billed Sparrow - encountered daily around the moth light

Black-striped Sparrow - seen once at the feeders

Buff-throated Saltator - seen most days around the garden and entrance road

Black-headed Saltator - heard once along the entrance road

Melodious Blackbird - encountered daily around the feeders

Great-tailed Grackle - seen in the cities in transit

   

    Montezuma Oropendola - seen daily throughout the property

Yellow-crowned Euphonia - heard daily throughout the property

Camera-shy Olive-backed Euphonia (male) - encountered daily around the lodge area

White-vented Euphonia - seen once along the Pepper Road Trail

Tawny-capped Euphonia - seen most days along the Pepper Road Trail

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