Birding the coast at Dominical and Dominicalito.
Given the activity at the sea in the last few months here in CR (Waved albatross as the newest rarity seen just about 6 days ago near Uvita–PN Marino Ballena) I have been really keen at keeping an eye at the coast, and while desperately waiting for a pelagic trip to become true this week my wife and I went to explore the rocky coast of Dominical and Dominicalito.
First we checked the river mouth of Rio Barú at Dominical, not much success here, other than collared plover we didnt get anything too interesting, just spotted sand piper, willet and whimbrel.
After that I drove to a sector north of Playa Dominicalito called Rocas de Amancio (Northern end of Dominicalito beach) and soon saw Spotted SP, a rudy turnstone and then a group of surfbirds! first of this year! as I was getting better/closer pictures of the surfbirds a brown noddy flew past by me, I must had been sitting on the rocks and I scared it away, best views I had ever had of this sp.
This area is known by locals as The Rocas de Amancio (after the former owner of the property near here).
Then we headed to the southern end of Dominicalito, excatly at La Parcela restaurant area, we didnt get much here, but I do suggest any birder to visit this rocky beach if you find yourself in this area, this is a great time to get some of the unusual coastal birds heading south from NA.
Entrance, picture taken as if driving from south to North.
A screen shot for the map to the site from google. The birds were at rocks where the arrow is.
Posted on August 19, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged "Birding Manuel Antonio", Birding Dominical, Birding Dominicalito, Brown noddy, Brown noddy costa rica, Dominical, Dominicalito, Johan Chaves, Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio bird guide, Manuel Antonio bird watching, Manuel Antonio bird watching tour, Manuel Antonio birding, manuel antonio birding guide, Manuel Antonio birding tour, Noddy Costa Rica, Rocas de Amancio, Shorebirds, Surfbird, Surfbird Costa Rica. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.