[Tweeters] Costa Rica Trip Report

Mike Wile mikewile at comcast.net
Sat Feb 26 16:35:15 PST 2005

Hi Everyone-

I just returned from an 8 day family vacation in Costa Rica. The rest of
the family does not share my passion for birds, so this was not a birding
trip. However, I was able to identify 129 species, of which 68 were new
world 'lifers'.

These birds were seen in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio
National Park, and the areas in between these (we had a rental car). My
personal favorites were the respendent quetzal, the Scarlet Macaw, and the
various colorful hummingbirds we saw. I can't wait to go back!

Good Birding
mikewile at comcast.net
Redmond, WA

Brown Booby
Brown Pelican
Magnificent Frigatebird
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Wood Stork
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Double-toothed Kite
Roadside Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Crested Caracara
Yellow-headed Caracara
Purple Gallinule
Northern Jacana
Black-necked Stilt
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Royal Tern
Rock Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Pale-vented Pigeon
Red-billed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Inca Dove
White-tipped Dove
Gray-chested Dove
Scarlet Macaw
Crimson-fronted Parakeet
Orange-fronted Parakeet
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Smooth-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Squirrel Cuckoo
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Chestnut-collared Swift
Vaux's Swift
Green Hermit
Violet Sabrewing
Green Violet-ear
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird
Coppery-headed Emerald
Purple-throated Mountain-Gem
Green-crowned Brilliant
Magenta-throated Woodstar
Resplendent Quetzal
Black-headed Trogon
Belted Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Blue-crowned Motmot
Emerald Toucanet
Fiery-billed Araçari
Hoffmann's Woodpecker
Black-banded Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Masked Tityra
Mangrove Swallow
Gray-breasted Martin
Blue-and-white Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Rufous-naped Wren
Riverside Wren
Rufous-and-white Wren
House Wren
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Clay-colored Robin
Brown Jay
White-throated Magpie-Jay
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Blue-black Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-throated Brushfinch
Black-headed Brushfinch
Black-faced Grosbeak
Common Bush-Tanager
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Cherrie's Tanager
Blue-grey Tanager
Palm Tanager
Scrub Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Golden-hooded Tanager
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat
Slate-throated Redstart
Collared Redstart
Three-striped Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
Warbling Vireo
House Sparrow
Montezuma Oropendola
Baltimore Oriole
Eastern Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle

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