Friday, December 28, 2012

Costa Rica bird list: Dec 10-23, 2012

Costa Rica relief map (shells, nuts, megalodon shark tooth fossil, palm leaf quetzal)

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Groove-billed Ani
Great-tailed Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
Melodious Blackbird
Brown Jay
Blue Jay*
Loggerhead Shrike*
Common Bush Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Passerinni’s Tanager
Clay-colored Robin (yigüirro)
Sooty Robin
Buff-throated Saltator
Blue Black Swallow
Black Swift
Blue-black Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit
White-collared Seedeater
Buff-rumped Warbler
Golden-Browed Chlorophonia
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Black-striped Sparrow
Carolina Chickadee*
Masked Tityra
Back-cheeked Woodpecker
Hoffman’s Woodpecker
Red-crowned Woodpecker (Hoffman’s hybrid)
Keel-billed Toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
Fiery-billed Araçari
Squirrel Cuckoo
Rufous Motmot
Mocking Bird*
Violet Sabrewing
Coppery-headed Emerald
Purple-throated Mountain-gem
Green-crowned Brilliant
Green Thorntail
Muscovy Duck
Wood Duck*
Black Guan
Crimson-fronted Parakeet
White-crowned Parrot
Slate Throated Redstart
Brown Pelican
Ringed Kingfisher
House Wren
Gray-breasted Wood Wren
Inca Dove
Ruddy Ground Dove
White-winged Dove
Rock Pigeon
White Ibis
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Great Blue Heron
Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Wilson’s Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Cattle Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Neotropic Cormorant

*actually, a few of these seen between the forests and the sprawl surrounding the George Bush International Airport in Houston (layover)

related: 2008 list