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Costa Rica 2016

Illustrated & Audio Bird List - Selva Verde Lodge

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

Great Tinamou - heard once in the Primary Forest

Muscovy Duck - seen once on the Siripiqui Boat Trip

Neotropic Cormorant - seen most days along the Siripiqui River

Anhinga - seen once on the Siripiqui Boat Trip

Little Blue Heron - seen most days along the river

Snowy Egret - seen most days along the river

Boat-billed Heron - seen once on the Siripiqui Boat Trip

Bare-throated Tiger Heron - seen twice along the river

Turkey Vulture - seen most days

Black Vulture - seen most days

Osprey - seen twice along the river

Gray-headed Kite - seen once on the boat trip

Mississippi Kite - huge flocks seen twice (also with Broad-winged Hawks)

Broad-winged Hawk - seen most days kettling overhead (with Mississippi Kite on the right)

Gray Hawk - heard once on the boat trip

Sunbittern - seen on the boat trip

Spotted Sandpiper - seen most days along the river

Pale-vented Pigeon - seen in transit at "Cobe's Place"

Short-billed Pigeon - encountered most days throughout the property

Ruddy Ground Dove - seen in transit to other places

Squirrel Cuckoo - heard on the boat trip

Chimney Swift - seen on the boat trip

Long-billed Hermit - seen every day throughout the property

Stripe-throated Hermit - seen most days in the garden area

    Violet-headed Hummingbird - seen most days near the restaurant (photo taken at Cobe's Place)

Black-crested Coquette - seen once at the Botanical Garden

Crowned Woodnymph (female) - seen at "Cobe's Place" and once at Selva Verde

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird - seen twice, once in the Botanical Garden and once on the bridge

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - seen daily

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer - seen @ "Cobe's Place" on the way to Selva Verde

Gartered Trogon - encountered twice on both sides of the road

Black-throated Trogon - seen once on the Bungalow Road

Ringed Kingfisher - encountered most days along the river

Amazon Kingfisher - seen once on the boat trip

    

Green Kingfisher (male left, female right) - seen most days along the river (also @ "Cobe's Place")

Rufous Motmot - seen twice along the entrance road

Broad-billed Motmot - heard once on the boat trip

Collared Aracari - Encountered most days in the forested areas

Keel-billed Toucan - encountered most days around the lodge

    Yellow-throated ("Chestnut-mandibled") Toucan - encountered most days in the lodge area

Black-cheeked Woodpecker - encountered daily throughout the property (photo taken at "Cobe's Place")

Lineated Woodpecker - heard once

    Pale-billed Woodpecker - seen twice in the lodge area

Olive-throated Parakeet - heard once near the road

Orange-chinned Parakeet - encountered daily in the more open areas

Brown-hooded Parrot - seen once near the restaurant (flyover)

White-crowned Parrot - encountered most days in the open areas

   

Red-lored Parrot - encountered twice near the river

Mealy Parrot - encountered most days as flyovers

Great Green Macaw - encountered most days throughout the property

Plain-brown Woodcreeper - seen once in the primary forest

Northern Barred Woodcreeper - encountered most days throughout the property

Streak-headed Woodcreeper - encountered daily throughout the property

   

    Chestnut-backed Antbird - encountered most days throughout the property in wooded areas

White-collared Manakin - seen once in the Primary Forest

Paltry Tyrannulet - encountered daily throughout the property

Common Tody Flycatcher - heard daily throughout the property

    Black-capped Pygmy Tyrant - heard once in the bungalow area

Yellow-olive Flycatcher - heard once

Black Phoebe - seen most days around the lodge

Bright-rumped Attila - encountered most days throughout the property

Dusky-capped Flycatcher - heard most days

Great Kiskadee - encountered daily in a variety of habitats (photo taken at "Cobe's Place")

   

Social Flycatcher - encountered daily in the more open areas (right photo shows how superciliums don't meet, separating it from White-ringed Flycatcher)

Gray-capped Flycatcher - encountered daily in the lodge area

White-ringed Flycatcher - heard most days around the lodge area

Tropical Kingbird - encountered daily in the more open areas

Cinnamon Becard - encountered daily throughout the property

Masked Tityra - seen most days in the more open areas

Black-crowned Tityra - seen once from the bridge

Rufous Piha - heard once in the botanical garden

Lesser Greenlet - encountered most days throughout the property

Mangrove Swallow - seen on the boat trip and from the bridge

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - seen once on the boat trip

Southern Rough-winged Swallow - seen twice along the river

Barn Swallow - seen once as a flyover

Bay Wren - encountered daily around the lodge area

Stripe-breasted Wren - encountered most days around the lodge area

    "Southern" House Wren - encountered daily around the lodge area

White-breasted Wood Wren - heard daily in the wooded areas

Tropical Gnatcatcher - seen once along the nature trail

Clay-colored Thrush - seen daily around the lodge area

Yellow Warbler - seen most days in the open areas

Blackburnian Warbler - seen once near the lodge area

Louisiana Waterthrush (with a funky leg) - encountered daily around the restaurant and resaca

    Buff-rumped Warbler - encountered daily around the river and lodge area

Blue Dacnis - seen once in the botanical garden

Green Honeycreeper (female) - seen most days around the lodge area

Shining Honeycreeper - seen once by the restaurant

   

Red-throated Ant Tanager (female) - seen daily in the wooded areas

   

    Passerini's Tanager (male left, female right) - seen daily throughout the property

Blue-gray Tanager - seen most days in the open areas (photo taken at "Cobe's Place")

   

Plain-colored Tanager - seen once in the botanical garden

Golden-hooded Tanager - encountered twice around the lodge area (photo take of captive bird at La Paz)

    

Variable Seedeater (female left, male right) - seen daily in the lodge area and near the river

    Orange-billed Sparrow - encountered daily, usually along the Nature Trail

    Buff-throated Saltator - encountered most days around the lodge area

Black-faced Grosbeak - seen once along the river

    Blue-black Grosbeak - seen once in the Bungalow area

Melodious Blackbird - encountered twice, once by the river and once in the botanical garden

Baltimore Oriole - seen twice in the open areas

Black-cowled Oriole - seen twice, once in the lodge area and once along the highway

Montezuma Oropendola - encountered daily throughout the property

    Yellow-crowned Euphonia - encountered daily throughout the property

    Olive-backed Euphonia (female) - encountered daily throughout the property

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