Costa Rica - March - April 2008

Published by Anna Gallés (raspinell AT

Participants: Santiago Guallar, Anna Gallés


The following trip report highlights some of the most characteristic species that we saw at the different places we visited, as well as some practical matters about accomodation, prices, etc. Our birdwatching was done without the aid of tape recording/mp3. At Las Cruces we joined a bird banding project for 4 days.


20 Mar: Arrival in San José. Night at Hotel Aranjuez
21 Mar: Drive from San José to La Selva Biological Station, stop at Río Sucio bridge
22 Mar: La Selva Biological Station
23 Mar: La Selva Biological Station. Public bus to Guápiles - Cariari - La Pavona. Boat to Tortuguero.
24 Mar: Tortuguero.
25 Mar: Tortuguero. Visit to Caño Palma (COTERC)
26 Mar: Tortuguero. Visit to the National Park
27 Mar: boat to La Pavona. Public bus to San José via Cariari and Guápiles. San José to Paraíso del Quetzal (Cerro de la Muerte)
28 Mar: Paraíso del Quetzal. Copey (Reserva Forestal Los Santos)
29 Mar: Paraíso del Quetzal. San Gerardo de Dota.
30 Mar: San Gerardo de Dota. Cerro de la Muerte. Bosque del Tolomuco.
31 Mar: Bosque del Tolomuco. Drive to Las Cruces through San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Paso Real and San Vito.
1 Apr: Las Cruces Biological Station.
2 Apr: Las Cruces Biological Station.
3 Apr: Las Cruces Biological Station.
4 Apr: Las Cruces Biological Station. Drive to Estación Altamira (La Amistad NP)
5 Apr: La Amistad NP. Drive to Las Tablas through San Vito - Sabalito - La Lucha - Progreso. Night at rancho Los Jaguares (zona protectora Las Tablas).
6 Apr: Las Tablas. Walk back down to Progreso. Night at San Vito.
7 Apr: Drive to Puerto Jiménez through Paso Real, Palmar Norte and Chacarita. Puerto Jiménez to Carate. Night at La Leona Ranger Station (camp)
8 Apr: Parque Nacional Corcovado. La Leona. Drive to Drake Bay. Night at Drake Bay Rainforest Lodge (camp).
9 Apr: Drake Bay. Drive to Tárcoles through Puerto Jiménez - Palmar Norte - Ciudad Cortés - Uvita - Quepos - Jacó. Night at Los Cocodrilos (beside Tárcoles bridge).
10 Apr: Parque Nacional Carara. Tárcoles village.
11 Apr: Parque Nacional Carara. Tárcoles river mouth. Drive to San José. Night at Hotel Aranjuez.
12 Apr: we leave.

Site description and species highlights

San José

Hotel Aranjuez is a very good choice in downtown San José. The hotel is in a very nice old wooden house, with garden patios. A double room with a shared bathroom cost us 13.000 colones (about 26 $), and includes a superb breakfast. While waiting for it we saw Hoffmann’s Woodpecker, Grayish Saltator and Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the hotel’s gardens.

Some friends drove us to La Selva as there is no public bus service on Easter! On the way there, we stopped at Río Sucio , where we saw Bay Wren, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper and our first (of many) Chestnut-sided Warbler.

La Selva Biological Station

We walked from the road to the station’s entrance, the birding was good there. The station is expensive (it cost us 80$ dollars per day per person, 3 meals included), but it’s a very good place to see wildlife.

Animals are very tame there, due to long term strict protection - peccaries and coatimundis were all over the place! There were also many Strawberry Poison-Dart Frogs(Dendrobates pumilio).

As for birds, we had an astoundingly close encounter with a Great Tinamou, and a male Great Curassow foraging near the Station.

The trees around the Station produced many Chestnut-mandibled and Keel-billed Toucans, Collared Araçari, Long-tailed Tyrant, Masked Tityra, Lesser Greenlet, Golden-hooded Tanager, Green Honeycreeper. Common-Tody Flycatcher was building a nest beside the porch.

During a guided walk along Sendero tres Ríos we were lucky to see a couple of superb Great Green Macaws, and an incredible Semiplumbeous Hawk eating a snake. Other good sightings along the trails were Short-tailed Nighthawk, Bronze-tailed Plumeteer, Rufous-winged Woodpecker, Northern Barred-Woodcreeper, Fasciated Antshrike, Broad-billed Motmot, Dusky Antbird, Black-throated Wren, Woodthrush, and Orange-billed Sparrow.


Tortuguero is noisy and tourists are almost harrassed by tour offers. We stayed at the cheap and shabby Cabinas Tortuguero (16$ per night). The beach is dirty and, sadly, it is patrolled by dogs and men, in search for turtle eggs. Tourism and population has grown too much and it threatens the fragile ecosystem.

We took a boat tour guided by Daryl Loth, which was very good. It cost us 15$ plus the 10$ park fee, per person. We could watch many monkeys, a beautiful Neotropical otter, Three-finger Sloths and birds such as Sungrebe, Purple Gallinule, Tricolored Heron, Tiger Heron and Purple-throated Fruitcrow During a walk on the beach on a stormy afternoon, we found Common Black-hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Whimbrel, Sanderling and Brown Noddy.

COTERC station at Caño Palma was an interesting place to visit. The researchers there are very kind and helpful. It’s a very good place to see lekking White-collared Manakins, Slaty-tailed Trogon and Stripe-throated Hermit.

A visit to Tortuguero National Park (Sendero Gavilán) produced Great Potoo, Western Slaty-Antshrike, Shining Honeycreeper, and migrants such as Magnolia and Protonothary Warbler. .

Renting a car in San José

We rented a car by phone calling from Tortuguero. The cheapest option we could find was Hola! Rent a Car which cost us 781$ for 15 days. They picked us up at the Bus Terminal. BEWARE with thieves, they will make tyre punctures to get it flat in a little while; then, they’ll follow you and assault you when you get out of the car and accept their help to change the tyre. We suffered one of those, but we had been previously warned by the car rental, so we stopped at a gas station to change the flat tyre. If it happened to you, never stop on the road to change the tyre. Keep an eye on your car while in San José.

Paraíso del Quetzal (Cabinas Jorge Serrano)

It is a nice rustic lodge near km 70 of the Panamerican Highway, on the Cerro de la Muerte region. It is a very good place for highland birds (the lodge is at 2600 masl) and the owner is eager to show around. The price is 45$ per day per person, 3 basic meals included.

Dusky Nightjars can be seen at cloudy nights near the restaurant, and in their trails Ruddy Treerunner, Ochraceous Pewee, Sooty Robin, Flame-throated Warbler, Large-footed Finch, Yellow-thighed Finch, Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager, Long tailed and Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatchers, Collared Redstart, migrants such as Wilson’s Warbler. Jorge Serrano is proud of the Resplendent Quetzals that nest in his property. His feeder is attended by tons of Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Magnificent Hummingbird, White-throated Mountain Gem, Green Violet-ear...

We heard but failed to see Wrenthrush and Silvery-fronted Tapaculo.

We visited the Copey region; a walk near Albergue El Toucanet produced Spotted Barbtail, American Dipper, Violet Sabrewing, Yellowish Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, White-naped Brush-finch

San Gerardo de Dota

A peaceful mountain village dedicated to nature tourism. We lodged at Los Lagos Lodge, which cost us 80$ per night, excellent meals included. At San Gerardo we could continue to watch mountain bird species, such as Acorn Woodpecker, Mountain Elaenia, Slaty Flowerpiercer, Scintillant Hummingbird (a classic at Hotel Savegre’s feeders), Black-capped Flycatcher, Torrent Tyrannulet, Black-faced Solitaire, Blue-and-white Swallow, Yellow-bellied Siskin...

Cerro de la Muerte

Near the tv aerials (3491m altitude) is a good place to see Volcano Junco, Peg-billed Finch and Volcano Hummingbird.

Bosque del Tolomuco

It is a very good mountain lodge run by a charming Canadian couple. It is situated at km 118 on the Panamerican Highway near San Isidro General. The cosy and beautiful room (which had an equipped kitchen) cost us 70$ per night, and the breakfast was delicious. The property has 42 hectares of rainforest at medium elevation (1600m), with trails. The banana feeder was attended by Silver-throated Tanager, Scarlet-thighed Dacnis and along the trails in the forest Gray-headed Chachalaca, Scaled Pigeon, Sulphur-winged Parakeet, Red-headed Barbet, Black Guan, Plain Wren, Three-striped Warbler were the highlights. Green-crowned Brilliants attended the hummingbird feeders.

Las Cruces

Las Cruces Biological Station owns a 230 hectare-fragment of rainforest in the middle of a hilly landscape of pastures and coffee plantations. The Station is run by the same organization that runs La Selva. The prices are equally expensive (80$ per person per day including meals), but the meals are much better than La Selva’s.

Many species can be seen in the reserve and the Botanical Gardens (which are full of tame Agoutis). Our list included Crimson-fronted Parakeet, White-tipped Sicklebill, Charming Hummingbird, White-tailed Emerald, Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Blue-crowned Motmot, Fiery-billed Araçari, Violaceous Trogon, Olivaceous Piculet, Slaty Spinetail, Ruddy Woodcreeper, Buff-throated Foliage Gleaner, Slaty Antwren, Plain Antvireo, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, White-ruffed Manakin, Blue-crowned Manakin, Nightingale Wren, Blackburnian Warbler, Gray-headed Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Speckled Tanager, Thick-billed Euphonia.

La Amistad National Park

This is the largest national Park in Costa Rica. It is very rich and remote, specially on the Caribbean slope. At first, our aim was to walk the three-day guided hike along the “Valle del Silencio”, which starts at Altamira Ranger Station on the Pacific slope, and is very interesting. Finally, though, we decided just to stay for one day, birding on the trails near Altamira Ranger Station.

To reach Altamira you must take the gravelled road that starts at “Tablas” junction on the main road from Paso Real to San Vito. If you want to do the hike, you have to book a guide in advance. It is not expensive at all. The accomodation at the Station is basic (you must bring sleeping bag and your food), but it’s ok. The road up to Altamira is terrible. Our Daihatsu Terios made it but we wonder how can it be on the rainy season. However, it is worthwhile, as the birding there was really good. It’s a pity we didn’t spend more days there. It’s probably the wildest place we visited in our trip. More info
Highlights at Altamira were Spotted Wood-Quail, Swallow-tailed Kite, Barred Hawk, White-crowned Parrot, Red-headed Barbet, Emerald Toucanet, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Black-hooded Antshrike, Red-faced Spinetail, Tropical Parula, Rufous-breasted Wren, Lesser

On our way back to “Tablas”, we slamed the car breaks to watch a beautiful Pearl Kite that was sitting on a field’s fence.

Zona Protectora Las Tablas

It is a protected area at high elevation, near the Panama border.

Following some recommendations, we decided to lodge at a private farm and reserve, “Los Jaguares”. It is situated at altitude of 2000m, sorrounded by forests where we could see an assembly of 10 Resplendent Quetzals, plus Three-wattled Bellbird, Black Guan and other mountain species. They charge 40$ per person and day, 3 mediocre meals included, but they charged us 50$ for the transport from the village called El Progreso (the road is really bad). We thought it was an abusive price. We decided to walk our way back from Los Jaguares to El Progreso, which took us about 2,5 hours but gave us the opportunity to see a female White-crested Coquette, and Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Red-fronted Parrotlet, Ochraceous Wren, Black-and-white Warbler

Peninsula de Osa

After sleeping in San Vito, we drove towards the Osa Peninsula. On our way to Paso Real, we saw a White-necked Puffbird perched on a telephone line beside the road. The río Térraba bridge near Paso Real is a good place to watch swallows (Mangrove Swallow, Gray-breasted Martin).

The road to Puerto Jiménez from Chacarita has improved a lot, and it is a much quicker drive now. We decided to camp at La Leona Ranger Station, which required 1,5 h to change money and pay the park fee (to spend the night in the park one must make a reservation at the Office at Puerto Jiménez first).

La Leona is the official Ranger Station on the border of Corcovado National Park. It must be reached on foot from Carate (3,5 km walk on the beach - about 45 minutes, protect yourself from the sun). Count a 2 hour drive from Puerto Jiménez to Carate. At La Leona Station there are rustic camping facilities and water. You must bring your tent and food, and it costs 6$ per person per night plus the park fee (10$ per person and day). There is a private Tent Camp too at La Leona, which is much more expensive.


During our walks along the trail from La Leona to Madrigal Beach in Corcovado, we had close encounters with White-faced and Spider monkeys, which followed us from above for hours, and the beach is full of Hermit crabs. We saw a magnificent Solitary Eagle soaring. Mangrove Black-Hawks are common there, and we could also easily see Crested Guan, Long-billed Hermit, Black-throated Trogon, Golden-naped Woodpecker, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Black-hooded Antshrike (with fledglings), Chestnut-backed Antbird, Golden-crowned Spadebill, Red-capped Manakin (with fledglings), Tawny-crowned Greenlet (with fledglings), Tropical Gnatcatcher, Riverside Wren, Red-legged Honeycreeper, White-shouldered Tanager, and the magnificent (and ubiquitous) Scarlet Macaw..


The road from Puerto Jiménez to Drake Bay is very bad, and there a several river crossings which should be checked in advance during the rainy season. You may not make it if you don’t drive 4-wd.

For 6$ dollars each, we were able to camp at Drake Bay Rainforest Lodge, which was under construction. It is in Progreso village, near Agujitas, beside the airstrip, which at night was full of Lesser Nighthawks, and toads. We met some ecovolunteers there. The morning after we walked through the beach and along a muddy path through forest patches and pastures. We encountered our first and only antswarm of our trip, which was attended by White-whiskered Puffbird, Tawny-winged Woodcreeper, Northern Barred-Woodcreeper, Chestnut-backed Antbird, Gray-headed Tanager and Black-cheeked Tanager.

The trails produced, too, Costa Rican Swift, Yellow-crowned Euphonia, Mangrove Cuckoo and Thick-billed Seed-Finch..

Carara and Tárcoles

The drive from Drake Bay to Tárcoles was a long one (about 7 hours, stopping for lunch). It includes a hellish 42km of ungravelled road from Dominical to Quepos.

We slept at Los Cocodrilos Cabinas, beside Tárcoles bridge, which charged us 24$ per night and were quite shabby. The food at the restaurant is very good, though.

Tárcoles - Carara was a very
productive spot, with about 130 species in 1,5 days. At Carara National Park, Laguna Meándrica Trail is very good, especially for antbirds, wrens and waterbirds (you can leave your car at the entrance but must pay a tip to the guard on your way out). The trail entrance is on the road, at about 1km south from Los Cocodrilos. One good thing of this trail is that you can begin as early as you wish. The trails that start at the Visitor center, instead, are open only from 7 AM to 4 PM, and there was no way to negotiate an earlier entrance.

Highlights at the National Park were Roseate Spoonbill, Boat-billed Heron, Blue Ground-Dove, Ruddy Quail-Dove, Laughing Falcon, Squirrel Cuckoo, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Bronzy Hermit, Baird’s Trogon, Black-headed Trogon, Plain Xenops, Cocoa Woodcreeper, Barred Antshrike, Dot-winged Antwren, Black-faced Antthrush, Paltry Tyrannulet, Yellow-olive Flycatcher, Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Northern Bentbill, Royal Flycatcher, Rose-throated Becard, lekking Orange-collared Manakins, Long-billed Gnatwren, Rufous-naped Wren, Rufous-and-white Wren, Buff-rumped Warbler, Blue Dacnis...

Along Quebrada Bonita trail, we could see many awesome Green-and-black Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates auratus).
We did not take any boat tour at Tárcoles but we explored the village, surroundings and river mouth. The observations included Osprey, Royal Tern, Crimson-fronted Parakeet, Orange-chinned Parakeet, and Scarlet Macaw. . At Tárcoles village we met a very kind family that gifted us with some mangoes and other delicious fruit from their garden.


On our way back to San José, we stopped at Orotina to look for the famous Black-and-white Owl and... he was still there! And there were two of them. They roost on one of the trees in the square in front of the church, beside the bandstand. Some school kids showed us, everyone seems to know about them. Sadly, there are sloths in the trees too, six were caught and put there by villagers.

Species Lists

Great Tinamou Tinamus major
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Barred Hawk Leucopternis princeps
Gray Hawk Asturina nitida
Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
Mangrove Black-Hawk Buteogallus subtilis
Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps
Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens
Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor
Great Curassow Crax rubra
Spotted Wood-Quail Odontophorus guttatus
White-throated Crake Laterallus albigularis
Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajanea
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Sungrebe Heliornis fulica
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
Royal Tern Sterna maxima
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Rock Dove Columba livia
Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis
Scaled Pigeon Columba speciosa
Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris
Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea
Short-billed Pigeon Columba nigrirostris
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Inca Dove Columbina inca
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
Gray-chested Dove Leptotila cassini
Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
Sulphur-winged Parakeet Pyrrhura hoffmanni
Crimson-fronted Parakeet Aratinga finschi
Olive-throated Parakeet Aratinga nana
Great Green Macaw Ara ambigua
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
Red-fronted Parrotlet Touit costaricensis
Brown-hooded Parrot Pionopsitta haematotis
White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis
Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata
Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium costaricanum
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata
Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata
Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
Dusky Nightjar Caprimulgus saturatus
Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis
White-chinned Swift Cypseloides cryptus
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
Costa Rican Swift Chaetura fumosa
Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris
Bronzy Hermit Glaucis aenea
Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri
Green Hermit Phaethornis guy
Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris
Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvieri
Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus
Green Violet-Ear Colibri thalassinus
Violet-headed Hummingbird Klais guimeti
White-crested Coquette Lophornis adorabilis
Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon assimilis
Violet-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis
Charming Hummingbird Amazilia decora
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia edward
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia
White-tailed Emerald Elvira chionura
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaema
White-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis castaneoventris
Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula
Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
Magenta-throated Woodstar Calliphlox bryantae
Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula
Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla
Black-headed Trogon Trogon melanocephalus
Baird's Trogon Trogon bairdii
Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus
Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus
Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno
Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota
Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii
Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum
Turquoise-browed Motmot Eumomota superciliosa
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda
American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea
White-necked Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos
White-whiskered Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis
Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii
Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus
Fiery-billed Aracari Pteroglossus frantzii
Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii
Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
Golden-naped Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysauchen
Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani
Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex
Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis
Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura
Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops
Spotted Barbtail Premnoplex brunnescens
Ruddy Treerunner Margarornis rubiginosus
Buffy Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes lawrencii
Lineated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla subalaris
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina
Ruddy Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
Long-tailed Woodcreeper Deconychura longicauda
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans
Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis
Fasciated Antshrike Cymbilaimus lineatus
Great Antshrike Taraba major
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
Black-hooded Antshrike Thamnophilus bridgesi
Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha
Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis
Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor
Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis
Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina
Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo Scytalopus argentifrons
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii
Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris
Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus
Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare
Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus sylvia
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum nigriceps
Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus
White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus
Golden-crowned Spadebill Platyrinchus coronatus
Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius
Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Dark Pewee Contopus lugubris
Ochraceous Pewee Contopus ochraceus
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens
Black-capped Flycatcher Empidonax atriceps
Unidentified Empidonax Flycatcher Empidonax (sp)
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus
Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculata
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
Orange-collared Manakin Manacus aurantiacus
White-ruffed Manakin Corapipo altera
Blue-crowned Manakin Pipra coronata
Red-capped Manakin Pipra mentalis
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo carmioli
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps
Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus
Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio
Purple Martin Progne subis
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha
Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis
Bay Wren Thryothorus nigricapillus
Riverside Wren Thryothorus semibadius
Rufous-breasted Wren Thryothorus rutilus
Rufous-and-white Wren Thryothorus rufalbus
Plain Wren Thryothorus modestus
Southern House-Wren Troglodytes a. musculus
Ochraceous Wren Troglodytes ochraceus
White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
Scaly-breasted Wren Microcerculus marginatus
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus
Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus
Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea
Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus gracilirostris
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Sooty Robin Turdus nigrescens
Mountain Robin Turdus plebejus
Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi
White-throated Robin Turdus assimilis
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher Phainoptila melanoxantha
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys caudatus
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Flame-throated Warbler Parula gutturalis
Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis poliocephala
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
Collared Redstart Myioborus torquatus
Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
Black-cheeked Warbler Basileuterus melanogenys
Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus
Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda
Wrenthrush Zeledonia coronata
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus pileatus
Dusky-faced Tanager Mitrospingus cassinii
Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus
White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica
Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda
Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager Habia atrimaxillaris
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata
White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii
Cherrie's Tanager Ramphocelus costaricensis
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
Scrub Euphonia Euphonia affinis
Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris
Spot-crowned Euphonia Euphonia imitans
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi
Golden-browed Chlorophonia Chlorophonia callophrys
Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala
Speckled Tanager Tangara guttata
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata
Spangle-cheeked Tanager Tangara dowii
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Dacnis venusta
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
Shining Honeycreeper Cyanerpes lucidus
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana
White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta
Thick-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus funereus
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea
Peg-billed Finch Acanthidops bairdii
Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea
Yellow-thighed Finch Pselliophorus tibialis
Large-footed Finch Pezopetes capitalis
White-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes albinucha
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Buarremon brunneinucha
Stripe-headed Brush-Finch Buarremon torquatus
Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris
Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris
Stripe-headed Sparrow Aimophila ruficauda
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
Volcano Junco Junco vulcani
Streaked Saltator Saltator striatipectus
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Melodious Blackbird Dives dives
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus
Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
House Sparrow Passer domesticus