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 


linny said...

Quite the list, and after checking some of the links I have to say many are spectacular. Way cool relief map.

english said...

Thanks, Mom. I'm glad at least one of those shells made it back to you, and that for the rest, at least we have the photo.