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A quick bird-walk in town

Today my wife and I went for a short walk in our town (Villa Nueva, 12 KM East of Quepos) and tried to get some pictures, our short walk produced:

Date and Effort
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Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:30 PM

Protocol:Incidental
Party Size:2
Observers:Johan Chaves
Comments:N/A
Species
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33 species total

2 Little Tinamou
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
1 Roadside Hawk
Pale-vented Pigeon
2 White-tipped Dove
2 Squirrel Cuckoo
Groove-billed Ani
1 Long-billed Hermit
2 Golden-naped Woodpecker
1 Laughing Falcon
White-crowned Parrot
Black-hooded Antshrike
1 Plain Xenops
2 Royal Flycatcher
1 Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
House Wren
2 Black-bellied Wren
4 Riverside Wren
2 Clay-colored Thrush
Cherrie’s Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
1 Golden-hooded Tanager
2 Variable Seedeater
2 Buff-throated Saltator
1 Orange-billed Sparrow
1 Blue-black Grosbeak
7 Melodious Blackbird

Not bad for an easy 1hr15min walk in town, here some pics:

Male blue black grosbeak, a resident of the south pacific slope and the caribbean side of the country.

Black bellied wren, a common wren found in the central and south pacific slope, endemic from CR to western Colombia.

black bellied wren

house wren
Nothing like northamerican or european sparrows, the orange billed sparrow.

plain xenops

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Manuel Antonio birdwatching tour, with a lifer!

Yesterday (Feb 10th) while I was in a birding tour in the country side of Manuel Antonio I had the opportunity to bird with Mr John Pratt, an avid birder and a former guide in New Foundland Canada with vast experience with both NA bird species and CR species.

We went to Esquipulas, La gallega river and El rey in the afternoon, and what a day! it even yielded me a new specie to my life list a yellow rumped warbler.

Here is what we saw during the day:

Esquipulas, CR-SJ
Feb 10, 2014 6:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments: Birding tour with Mr John Pratt. CA.
78 species

Cattle Egret X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Barred Hawk X
White Hawk X
Broad-winged Hawk X
Short-tailed Hawk X
Pale-vented Pigeon X
Ruddy Ground-Dove X
Blue Ground-Dove X
White-tipped Dove X
Groove-billed Ani X
White-collared Swift X
White-crested Coquette X
Long-billed Starthroat X
Violet-headed Hummingbird X
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird X
Violet Sabrewing X
Charming Hummingbird X
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird X
Blue-throated Goldentail X
Gartered Trogon X
Green Kingfisher X
Fiery-billed Aracari X
Black-mandibled Toucan X
Golden-naped Woodpecker X
Red-crowned Woodpecker X
Crested Caracara X
Yellow-headed Caracara X
Laughing Falcon X
Scarlet Macaw X
Orange-chinned Parakeet X
White-crowned Parrot X
Red-lored Parrot X
Cocoa Woodcreeper X
Streak-headed Woodcreeper X
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet X
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet X
Paltry Tyrannulet X
Western Wood-Pewee X
Great Kiskadee X
Boat-billed Flycatcher X
Social Flycatcher X
Gray-capped Flycatcher X
Streaked Flycatcher X
Piratic Flycatcher X
Tropical Kingbird X
Orange-collared Manakin X
Masked Tityra X
Brown Jay X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow X
Southern Rough-winged Swallow X
Mangrove Swallow X
Rufous-naped Wren X
Riverside Wren X
Clay-colored Thrush X
Northern Waterthrush X
Tennessee Warbler X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Cherrie’s Tanager X
Blue-gray Tanager X
Golden-hooded Tanager X
Blue Dacnis X
Red-legged Honeycreeper X
Green Honeycreeper X
Blue-black Grassquit X
Variable Seedeater X
Bananaquit X
Yellow-faced Grassquit X
Buff-throated Saltator X
Black-striped Sparrow X
Summer Tanager X
Melodious Blackbird X
Great-tailed Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole X
Montezuma Oropendola X
Spot-crowned Euphonia X

Aracaries are fairly common at Esquipulas

Male charming hummingbird, a commonly requested specie and often seen at Esquipulas area.

Let its crown speak for himself!

White hawk

Montezuma oropendula

Male spot crowned euphonia

Paltry tyrannulet, notice absence of wing bars, thus avoiding confusion with similar sized tyrannulets

Just another shot of the spot crowned euphonia

Find the long billed start throat (hummingbird)

So you did find it in the first photo huh? try this one

much easier here. Long billed start throat

Here is the most wide spread bird specie of the world, and its nesting at Esquipulas!

 

La gallega, CR-P

Feb 10, 2014 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species

Great Egret X
Cattle Egret X
Green Heron X
Collared Plover X
Spotted Sandpiper X
Greater Yellowlegs X
Least Sandpiper X
Groove-billed Ani X
Ringed Kingfisher X
Mangrove Swallow X
Tropical Mockingbird X
Red-breasted Blackbird X
Great-tailed Grackle X

Finca Maritima (Playa El Rey) rice fields, CR-P

Feb 10, 2014 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
61 species

Wood Stork X
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron X
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Cattle Egret X
Green Heron X

Double striped thicknee
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Common Black-Hawk X
Purple Gallinule X
Northern Jacana X
Pale-vented Pigeon X
Inca Dove X
Ruddy Ground-Dove X
Blue Ground-Dove X
White-tipped Dove X
Mangrove Cuckoo X
Groove-billed Ani X
White-collared Swift X
Green-breasted Mango X
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird X
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird X
Blue-throated Goldentail X
Ringed Kingfisher X
Amazon Kingfisher X
Green Kingfisher X
American Pygmy Kingfisher X
Crested Caracara X
Yellow-headed Caracara X
Common Tody-Flycatcher X
Great Crested Flycatcher X
Great Kiskadee X
Streaked Flycatcher X
Tropical Kingbird X
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher X
Yellow-throated Vireo X
Philadelphia Vireo X
Southern Rough-winged Swallow X
Mangrove Swallow X
Northern Waterthrush X
Prothonotary Warbler X
Tennessee Warbler X
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat X
American Redstart X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Cherrie’s Tanager X
Blue-black Grassquit X
Variable Seedeater X
White-collared Seedeater X
Bananaquit X
Black-striped Sparrow X
Indigo Bunting X
Great-tailed Grackle X
Bronzed Cowbird X
Black-cowled Oriole X
Baltimore Oriole X

Tricolored Munia X

Dickcissels are found by hundreds at el rey.

This is so far (that I know) the southern most a thick knee its been reported except for a ebird report in 2010 in osa area.

a juvenile bare throated tiger heron eating a fish

green breasted mango

A back view of the yellow rumped warbler (Myrtle) a new to my life list. Thanks to Mr John for the quick ID, a species common for his place, very uncommon for CR.

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