This is a brief summary of our itinary or page down to lists of Birds or Animals that we saw
San Jose - Surprisingly small for a capital city and you can comfortably see the touristy sites in a day. We stayed at the Hotel Bougainvillea which has nice gardens. We saw White-eared Ground Sparrow here, as well as a number of the more common species.
HB - Hotel Bougainvillea, S - Savegre, R - Rancho Naturalista, G - Guayabo, V - Villa Lapas, C - Carara NP, T - Tarcoles River, P - Punta Leona
1 Great Tinamou Tinamus major C 2 Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis T P 3 Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus T P Turrialba 4 Anhinga Anhinga anhinga T 5 Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens T P 6 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias T E 7 Great Egret Ardea alba T E 8 Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor T 9 Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea T 10 Snowy Egret Egretta thula T 11 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis R C E Roadsides 12 Green Heron Butorides virescens T 13 Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax T 14 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea T 15 Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius T 16 Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum V 17 Wood Stork Mycteria americana P 18 White Ibis Eudocimus albus T V 19 Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja T 20 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Common 21 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Common 22 Osprey Pandion haliaetus T P E 23 Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus S R 24 Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea T 25 Mangrove Black-Hawk Buteogallus subtilis T 26 Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris E 27 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus E 28 Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Irazu 29 Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima T 30 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus T 31 Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps R 32 Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens P Aerial Tram 33 White-throated Crake Laterallus albigularis R 34 Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica T 35 Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa T 36 Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola T 37 Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus T - most common wader there 38 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus T 39 Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca T 40 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia V P E 41 Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus T 42 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres T P 43 Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri T 44 Laughing Gull Larus atricilla T 45 Elegant Tern Sterna elegans T 46 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis T 47 Royal Tern Sterna maxima T P 48 Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata S 49 Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis E 50 Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris R P 51 Short-billed Pigeon Columba nigrirostris V 52 Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea S 53 Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti V 54 Inca Dove Columbina inca HB T C 55 Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa V T 56 White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi R V 57 Gray-chested Dove Leptotila cassini R 58 Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana C P 59 Scarlet Macaw Ara macao T V C P 60 Crimson-fronted Parakeet Aratinga finschi R P 61 Olive-throated Parakeet Aratinga nana E 62 Sulphur-winged Parakeet Pyrrhura hoffmanni S 63 Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis V E 64 Brown-hooded Parrot Pionopsitta haematotis R 65 White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis R P 66 Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor T 67 Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana P 68 Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris V P E 69 Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata R 70 Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium costaricanum S 71 Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Chordeiles acutipennis T 73 Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis E 74 Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila S 75 White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris S V 76 Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri R 77 Green Hermit Phaethornis guy R 78 Western Long-tailed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris P 79 Little Hermit Phaethornis longuemareus R 80 Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii T 81 Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus R 82 White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora R 83 Brown Violet-ear Colibri delphinae R 84 Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus S 85 Green-breasted Mango Anthracothorax prevostii R E 86 Black-crested Coquette Lophornis helenae R 87 Green Thorntail Discosura conversii R 88 Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon assimilis R 89 Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis S 90 Violet-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica R 91 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl Common 92 Mangrove Hummingbird Polyerata boucardi T 93 Snowcap Microchera albocoronata R 94 Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia R Aerial tram 95 Gray-tailed Mountain-gem Lampornis cinereicauda S 96 Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula R 97 Magnificent Hummingbird Heliothryx barroti R 99 Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla S 100 Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula S Irazu 101 Baird's Trogon Trogon bairdii P 102 Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus R V 103 Collared Trogon Trogon collaris R 104 Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus P 105 Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena V 106 Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno S 107 Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon C 108 Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona V 109 Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana T V 110 American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea T 111 Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota V P 112 Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii R 113 Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum R 114 Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda R 115 White-necked Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos E 116 Pied Puffbird Notharchus tectus E 117 Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus S 118 Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus R E 119 Fiery-billed Aracari Pteroglossus frantzii P 120 Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus R 121 Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii V C P Aerial tram 122 Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus S 123 Golden-naped Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysauchen P 124 Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani R E 125 Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii HB R V P 126 Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus S 127 Smoky-brown Woodpecker Veniliornis fumigatus R 128 Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex R 129 Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus R 130 Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus R 131 Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis V E 132 Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura R 133 Ruddy Treerunner Margarornis rubiginosus S 134 Plain Xenops Xenops minutus R V P 135 Buffy Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes lawrencii S 136 Streak-breasted Treehunter Thripadectes rufobrunneus S 137 Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus R 138 Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus R 139 Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus R 140 Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus R E 141 Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae R 142 Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans E 143 Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius R Aerial tram 144 Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii P E 145 Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis S 146 Black-hooded Antshrike Thamnophilus bridgesi C P 147 Russet Antshrike Thamnistes anabatinus R Aerial tram 148 Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis R 149 Checker-throated Antwren Myrmotherula fulviventris R 150 Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis C P 151 Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina V 152 Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul V C P 153 Bicolored Antbird Gymnopithys leucaspis C 154 Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides R 155 Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata E 156 White-collared Manakin Manacus candei R 157 White-ruffed Manakin Corapipo altera R 158 Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis C 159 White-crowned Manakin Pipra pipra R 160 Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum V 161 Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster R E 162 Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea S 163 Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus R 164 Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris S R 165 Paltry (Mistletoe) Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus R 166 Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus R 167 Slate-headed Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus sylvia P 168 Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum R T V 169 Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens R 170 Northern Royal-Flycatcher Onychorhynchus mexicanus V E 171 Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus R 172 Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius R 173 Tawny-chested Flycatcher Aphanotriccus capitalis R 174 Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus S 175 Ochraceous Pewee Contopus ochraceus S 176 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris R V 177 Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens S 178 Black-capped Flycatcher Empidonax atriceps S 179 Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans S 180 Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus E 181 Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus R 182 Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra R 183 Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer R E 184 Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis T 185 Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Common 186 Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua HB S R 187 Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis R V E 188 Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis R V 189 Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus V P 190 Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris R 191 Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius R V 192 Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Common 193 Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus R E 194 Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae V C P 195 Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata R E 196 Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor R 197 Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea E 198 Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea V T E 199 Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca HB S 200 Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis R 201 Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis R E 202 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica HB V T P 203 Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys caudatus S 204 American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus S 205 Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus G 206 Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha V C P 207 Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis R 208 Riverside Wren Thryothorus semibadius V P 209 Bay Wren Thryothorus nigricapillus G 210 Stripe-breasted Wren Thryothorus thoracicus R 211 House Wren Troglodytes aedon R 212 Ochraceous Wren Troglodytes ochraceus S 213 White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta R 214 Grey-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys S 215 Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops S 216 Orange-billed N-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris R 217 Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii S 218 Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus P 219 Sooty Robin Turdus nigrescens S 220 Mountain Robin Turdus plebejus S 221 Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi Common 222 Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus C 223 Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea R 224 White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa P 225 Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio R V P 226 Silvery-throated Jay Cyanolyca argentigula S 227 Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons R 228 Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo carmioli S 229 Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus HB 230 Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus R 231 Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis V P 232 Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps R 233 Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus R 234 Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis S 235 Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra S 236 Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus E 237 Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera R 238 Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina HB R V 239 Flame-throated Warbler Parula gutturalis S 240 Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi R 241 Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia HB V T 242 Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica R V Aerial Tram 243 Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens S 244 Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia R 245 American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla T 246 Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis V C 247 Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla S 248 Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus R 249 Collared Redstart Myioborus torquatus S 250 Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus R 251 Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons R V P 252 Black-cheeked Warbler Basileuterus melanogenys S 253 Buff-rumped Warbler Basileuterus fulvicauda V 254 Bananaquit Coereba flaveola R E 255 Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus S 256 Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus pileatus S 257 Black-and-yellow Tanager Chrysothlypis chrysomelaena R Aerial tram 258 Olive Tanager Chlorothraupis carmioli R Aerial tram 259 White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus R C 260 Tawny-crested Tanager Tachyphonus delatrii Aerial tram 261 White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus R 262 Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda R E 263 Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea R Aerial tram 264 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra R E 265 Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata S 266 Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus R E 267 Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii R 268 Cherrie's Tanager Ramphocelus costaricensis HB 269 Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus Common 270 Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum R V P E 271 Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla C 272 Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea P 273 Tawny-capped Euphonia Euphonia anneae R Aerial tram 274 Golden-browed Chlorophonia Chlorophonia callophrys S 275 Plain-colored Tanager Tangara inornata E 276 Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala S 277 Speckled Tanager Tangara guttata R 278 Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola R 279 Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata R V E 280 Spangle-cheeked Tanager Tangara dowii S 281 Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza R 282 Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus V P 283 Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina R P 284 Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina R V 285 White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola T 286 Thick-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus funereus E 287 Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea S R 288 Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea S 289 Yellow-thighed Finch Pselliophorus tibialis S 290 Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Buarremon brunneinucha R 291 Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris R V C Aerial tram 292 Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris R E 293 White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis HB 294 Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis HB S R 295 Volcano Junco Junco vulcani Irazu 296 Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens HB E 297 Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus R C P 298 Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps R E 299 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus S R 300 Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus Common 301 Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus HB R E 302 Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula HB Common 303 Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus uropygialis E Aerial tram 304 Montezuma Oropendola Gymnostinops montezuma R
White-nosed Coati V Nine-banded Armadillo V Grey Fox Irazu Brown-throated 3 toed Sloth G and Orotina Town Square Variegated Squirrel HB S R P E Dusky Rice Rat R Central American Spider Monkey P E White-faced Capuchin Monkey P Crab-eating Raccoon C P Agouti C Greater White-lined Bat E Tent Bat V Strawberry Poison Dart Frog E Green & Black Poison Dart Frog V Leaf Frog sp. V Leopard Frog sp. V Green Basilisk Lizard E Common Basilisk Lizard V Ctenosaur (Black Iguana) V Stream Anole Lizard R Whiptail Lizard R Green Vine Snake E Hog-nosed Pit Viper E American Crocodile T
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