Costa Rica: The Whirlwind Tour

Birds and Such

3-11 February 2018

After completing three months of intensive avian fieldwork in the Talamanca Highlands and Caribbean Coast, I have a little over a week to burn before leaving the country and am eager to see new landscapes and their associated birds. Below are some photo highlights from this nine-day circuit, which covered the southern foothills, the Pacific coastline including the the Osa and Nicoya Peninsulas, and lastly, the Volcán Arenal.

Note: The bird in the banner photo is a Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala).

_K1A5128Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum)

_K1A3391Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)

_K1A3128Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda)

_K1A2747Cherrie’s Tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)

_K1A2521Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii)

_K1A3294Cocoa Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus susurrans)

_K1A1618Speckled Tanager (Ixothraupis guttata)

_K1A2367Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)

_K1A3978-2Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) from the Nicoya Peninsula ferry.

_K1A4637Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus)

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