COSTA RICA

Our first long-haul trip in 1989 was to Costa Rica and we visited again in 1999. Both visits were for 3 weeks in July/August and on each visit, the accommodation and internal transport were arranged by Simon Ellis of Birdwatch Costa Rica (Apartado 7911, San Jose).

1989

The party comprised Brian and Pat Wetton and Keith Corbett. Our only guide (and hostess at Tuis) was Lisa Erbe.

This was a two-centre trip with the following itinerary:

   26 July                Depart Heathrow and Schipol (with KLM)

   27 July                Arrive San Jose (Hotel Ambassador) (via Curacao(CU) & Guatemala
                               City)

   28 July                Travel to Finca Selva Verde in Chilamate

   29 July-6 Aug     Selva Verde(SV): lowland Caribbean forest (300 ft)

   6-7 Aug                Rancho Naturalista at Tuis(TU): pre-montane forest (3000 ft)

   8 Aug                    Visit to Cachi Dam(CD) and Tapanti Forest Reserve(TA) (7000 ft)

   9 Aug                    Tuis

   10 Aug                  Visit to CATIE(CA) Agricultural Research Centre near Turialba

   11 Aug                  Tuis

   12 Aug                  Visit to Cerro de la Muerte(CM): cloud forest & paramo (9-10000 ft)

   13-16 Aug            Tuis

   17 Aug                  Depart San Jose

   18 Aug                  Arrive Heathrow via Curacao and Schipol

           Birds recorded: (see itinerary for site codes)

Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Little Tinamou     h       h Black Phoebe     X     X  
Least Grebe         X     Long-tailed Tyrant   X          
Neotropic Cormorant   X     X     Tropical Kingbird   X X        
Magnificent Frigatebird     X         Piratic Flycatcher     X        
Great Blue Heron     X         Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher     X        
Green Heron   X X   X     Streaked Flycatcher     X        
Cattle Egret X X           Boat-billed Flycatcher   X X        
Boat-billed Heron       X       White-ringed Flycatcher   X          
King Vulture   X           Social Flycatcher   X X        
Turkey Vulture   X X         Grey-capped Flycatcher   X          
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Black Vulture   X X         Great Kiskadee   X X        
White-tailed Kite   X           Dusky-capped Flycatcher     X        
Swallow-tailed Kite   X X     X X Dark Pewee           X  
Double-toothed Kite     X         Yellowish Flycatcher           X  
Plumbeous Kite   X           Black-capped Flycatcher             X
White-tailed Hawk   X           Tufted Flycatcher           X X
Short-tailed Hawk     X         Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher      X        
Roadside Hawk     X         Yellow-margined Flycatcher     X        
Black-chested Hawk   X           Common Tody Flycatcher   X X        
Semi-Plumbeous Hawk   X           Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant     X         
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Common Black Hawk   X X         Yellow Tyrannulet   X          
Black Hawk-Eagle     X         Torrent Tyrannulet     X        
Crane Hawk   X           Yellow-bellied Elaenia   X X        
Osprey   X           Lesser Elaenia   X X        
Bat Falcon   X           Paltry/Mistletoe Tyrannulet   X X        
Grey-headed Chachalaca   X X         Slaty-capped Flycatcher     X        
Uniform Crake   X           Olive-striped Flycatcher     X        
American Purple Gallinule       X X     Ochre-bellied Flycatcher     X        
Northern Jacana   X   X       Mangrove Swallow   X X        
Spotted Sandpiper   X            Barn Swallow   X          
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Black-necked Stilt X             Blue-and-White Swallow     X     X  
Red-billed Pigeon     X         Southern Roughwing   X X        
Short-billed Pigeon   X X         Brown Jay   X X        
Ruddy Ground-Dove   X X     X   American Dipper     X        
Blue Ground-Dove   X           Band-backed Wren   X          
White-tipped Dove   X X     X   Plain Wren     X        
Grey-headed Dove   X           Stripe-breasted Wren     X        
Olive-backed Quail-Dove   X           Bay Wren   X          
Ruddy Quail-Dove     X         House Wren   X X        
Great Green Macaw   X           Ochraceous Wren           X X
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Crimson-fronted Parakeet    X X         White-breasted Wood-Wren     X        
Sulphur-winged Parakeet             X Grey-breasted Wood-Wren     X     X  
Orange-chinned Parakeet   X           Black-faced Solitaire           X  
Brown-hooded Parrot   X X         Clay-coloured Thrush   X X        
White-crowned Parrot     X         Mountain Thrush           X  
White-fronted Parrot    X X     X   Sooty Thrush             X
Red-lored Parrot   X           Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush              X
Yellow-headed Parrot   X           Tropical Gnatcatcher   X X        
Mealy Parrot   X           Black-and-Yellow Silky-Flycatcher           X X
Squirrel Cuckoo   X X         Yellow-winged Vireo             X
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Groove-billed Ani   X X         Yellow-Green Vireo     X        
Andean Pygmy-Owl             X Brown-capped Vireo     X        
Mottled Owl     h         Lesser Greenlet   X X        
Pauraque     X         Bananaquit     X        
White-collared Swift    X X          Slaty Flowerpiercer           X X
Chestnut-collared Swift     X         Shining Honeycreeper   X          
Grey-rumped Swift   X           Green Honeycreeper   X X        
Green-fronted Lancebill           X   Blue Dacnis     X        
Green Hermit     X         Scarlet-thighed Dacnis     X        
Long-tailed Hermit   X X         Flame-throated Warbler             X
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Little Hermit     X         Tropical Parula     X        
White-necked Jacobin   X           Olive-crowned Yellowthroat    X X        
Violet-headed Hummingbird   X X         Grey-crowned Yellowthroat   X          
White-crested Coquette     X         Slate-throated Redstart     X     X  
Green Thorntail     X         Collared Redstart           X X
Crowned Woodnymph     X         Three-striped Warbler           X  
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird   X X         Golden-crowned Warbler     X     X  
Black-bellied Hummingbird           X   Black-cheeked Warbler             X
Snowcap     X         Rufous-capped Warbler     X        
Variable Mountaingem           X X Buff-rumped Warbler     X        
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Magnificent Hummingbird             X Montezuma Oropendola   X X        
Purple-crowned Fairy   X X         Chestnut-headed Oropendola   X X        
Long-billed Starthroat    X           Scarlet-rumped Cacique     X        
Volcano Hummingbird           X X Yellow-billed Cacique   X          
Scintillant Hummingbird              X Bronzed Cowbird   X X        
Resplendent Quetzal             X Great-tailed Grackle X X X     X  
Collared Trogon     X     X X Orchard Oriole   X          
Violaceous Trogon     X         Black-cowled Oriole   X X        
Ringed Kingfisher   X X         Yellow-tailed Oriole   X          
Amazon Kingfisher   X           Eastern Meadowlark   X          
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Green Kingfisher   X X         Golden-browed Chlorophonia             X
Broad-billed Motmot     X         Tawny-capped Euphonia     X        
Rufous Motmot     X         White-vented Euphonia   X X        
Blue-crowned Motmot     X         Yellow-crowned Euphonia   X           
Black-chinned Jacamar     X         Olive-backed Euphonia   X          
Red-headed Barbet     X         Speckled Tanager     X        
Prong-billed Barbet           X   Silver-throated Tanager     X        
Emerald Toucanet           X   Golden-hooded Tanager   X X        
Collared Aracari   X X         Plain-coloured Tanager   X          
Keel-billed Toucan   X X         Bay-headed Tanager     X        
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan   X           Spangle-cheeked Tanager           X  
Golden-Olive Woodpecker     X         Blue-Grey Tanager   X X     X  
Lineated Woodpecker   X X         Palm Tanager   X X        
Acorn Woodpecker             X Scarlet-rumped Tanager   X X        
Black-cheeked Woodpecker   X           Crimson-collared Tanager   X X        
Hoffman's Woodpecker     X         Olive Tanager     X        
Hairy Woodpecker   X         X Red-throated Ant-Tanager   X          
Pale-billed Woodpecker   X           White-lined Tanager     X        
Plain Brown Woodcreeper   X X         White-shouldered Tanager     X        
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper   X X         Grey-headed Tanager     X        
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Buff-throated Woodcreeper   X           Dusky-faced Tanager   X          
Spotted Woodcreeper     X         Black-and-Yellow Tanager     X        
Streak-headed Woodcreeper   X X         Common Bush-Tanager           X  
Slaty Spinetail     X         Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager             X
Red-faced Spinetail           X   Black-headed Saltator   X X        
Ruddy Treerunner           X X Buff-throated Saltator   X X        
Buff-throated Foliage-Gleaner     X         Greyish Saltator     X        
Plain Xenops     X         Black-faced Grosbeak   X X        
Great Antshrike   X           Blue-Black Grosbeak   X          
Checker-throated Antwren     X         Yellow-faced Grassquit   X X        
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Dusky Antbird     X         Blue-Black Grassquit   X          
Chestnut-backed Antbird   X           White-collared Seedeater     X        
White-collared Manakin     X         Variable Seedeater   X X        
Snowy Cotinga   X           Thick-billed Seed-Finch   X X        
Bright-rumped Attila   X           Yellow-thighed Finch           X X
Rufous Mourner   X X         Yellow-throated Brush-Finch     X        
Cinnamon Becard     X         Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch     X        
Barred Becard           X   Sooty-faced Finch           X  
White-winged Becard     X         Orange-billed Sparrow   X          
Black-and-White Becard           X   Black-striped Sparrow   X X        
Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM Species CU SV TU CA CD TA CM
Masked Tityra   X X         Volcano Junco             X
Black-crowned Tityra   X X         Rufous-collared Sparrow   X X     X X

        ( 'X' represents sightings and 'h' are species only heard ) 

Mammals recorded:

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth, Kinkajou, Mantled Howler Monkey, Northern Tamandua, Nine-banded Armadillo, Vampire Bat, White-lined Sac-wing Bat

Reptiles/Amphibians recorded:

Cayman, Boa Constrictor, Green Iguana, Black Iguana, Green Basilisk Lizard, Black River Turtle, Red-and-Blue Poison-Arrow Frog

 

1999

This time Brian, Pat and Keith were joined by Rod Dean. Our resident guides were Carlos (at Cerro de la Muerte), Luis Vargas (at Tiskita), Dimitrio (at Solimar), Victorino (at Monteverde), Yehudi (at Selva Verde) and Neyer (at Tortuguero). 

Many more places were visited in 1999 as in the itinerary below:

    8 Aug            Depart London to San Jose (with BA via San Juan in Puerto Rico)

    9 Aug            Visit to Cerro de la Muerte(CM): cloud forest and paramo (9-10000 ft)

    10 Aug          Fly to Tiskita Lodge(TI): Pacific coast and forest

    11-13 Aug    Tiskita

    14 Aug          Return San Jose(SJ) and to Solimar(SO): dry forest, ranch & mangroves

    15-17 Aug     Hacienda Solimar

    18 Aug          To Monteverde(MV): cloud forest (5-7000 ft)

    19-20 Aug     Monteverde

    21 Aug           To Selva Verde(SV): lowland Caribbean forest (300 ft)

    22 Aug           Selva Verde

    23 Aug           Visit to La Selva Biological Reserve(LS): rain forest

    24 Aug           Selva Verde

    25 Aug           Boat to Tortuguero(TO) via Sarapiqui, San Juan & Rio Colorado

    26-27 Aug      Tortuguero (Laguna Lodge): Caribbean coast and swamp forest

    28 Aug            Return to San Jose

    29 Aug            Visit Virgen de Siccorro(VS): pre-montane forest(3000 ft) & depart

    30 Aug            Return London

                                  Birds recorded: See itinerary for site codes

Species CM TI SJ SO MV SV LS TO VS
Great Tinamou             X h  
Brown Pelican   X           X  
Neotropic Cormorant       X   X   X  
Anhinga       X       X  
Magnificent Frigatebird   X   X       X  
Little Blue Heron       X   X   X  
Snowy Egret       X       X  
Great Blue Heron       X       X  
Great Egret       X       X  
Cattle Egret   X   X   X   X  
Species CM TI SJ SO MV SV LS TO VS
Green Heron       X       X  
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron       X       X  
Black-crowned Night-Heron        X          
Boat-billed Heron       X          
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron       X       X  
Fasciated Tiger-Heron           X      
Least Bittern       X          
Wood Stork       X          
White Ibis       X          
Green Ibis                X  
Species CM TI SJ SO MV SV LS TO VS
Roseate Spoonbill       X       X  
Black-bellied Whistling Duck       X          
Muscovy Duck       X          
Black Vulture   X X X X X X X X
Turkey Vulture   X X X X X X X X
King Vulture   X       X X X  
Osprey   X   X       X  
Grey-headed Kite       X          
Swallow-tailed Kite   X     X X      
Snail Kite       X          
Species CM TI SJ SO MV SV LS TO VS
Double-toothed Kite   X       X   X  
Crane Hawk   X              
Semi-Plumbeous Hawk               X  
White Hawk   X              
Common Black Hawk               X  
Mangrove Hawk       X          
Great Black Hawk   X              
Harris Hawk   X              
Grey Hawk   X   X X        
Roadside Hawk   X     X        
Species CM TI SJ SO MV SV LS TO VS
Short-tailed Hawk   X     X       X
Zone-tailed Hawk       X          
Black Hawk-Eagle                 X
Crested Caracara       X   X      
Yellow-headed Caracara   X   X          
Laughing Falcon       X X        
Collared Forest-Falcon       X          
Bat Falcon               X  
Grey-headed Chachalaca           X X    
Crested Guan             X    
Species CM TI SJ SO MV SV LS TO VS
Great Curassow               h  
Crested Bobwhite     X X           
Limpkin       X          
Grey-necked Wood-Rail           X      
American Purple Gallinule       X          
Northern Jacana       X       X  
Grey Plover       X       X  
Semipalmated Plover   X   X       X  
Wilson's Plover    X           X  
Whimbrel   X   X       X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Greater Yellowlegs               X  
Spotted Sandpiper   X   X   X   X  
Willet   X   X       X  
Short-billed Dowitcher       X          
Long-billed Dowitcher       X       X  
Sanderling    X           X  
Western Sandpiper       X       X  
Least Sandpiper       X       X  
Double-striped Thick-Knee       X          
Black Tern   X              
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Feral Rock Dove     X   X        
Band-tailed Pigeon X       X        
Pale-vented Pigeon           X   X  
Red-billed Pigeon         X        
Ruddy Pigeon         X        
Short-billed Pigeon           X X X  
White-winged Dove     X X          
Inca  Dove       X          
Common Ground Dove       X          
Plain-breasted Ground Dove       X          
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Ruddy Ground Dove       X   X      
Blue Ground Dove       X          
White-tipped Dove   X   X X        
Grey-chested Dove           X X X  
Great Green Macaw           X      
Crimson-fronted Parakeet   X       X      
Olive-throated Parakeet           X   X  
Orange-fronted Parakeet       X          
Orange-chinned Parakeet   X   X   X      
Brown-hooded Parrot           X      
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
White-crowned Parrot           X   X  
White-fronted Parrot       X X        
Red-lored Parrot           X   X  
Yellow-naped parrot       X          
Mealy Parrot   X           X  
Squirrel Cuckoo X X     X X X X
Smooth-billed Ani   X              
Groove-billed Ani       X   X X X X
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo       X          
Pacific Screech-Owl       X          
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Black-and-White Owl               X  
Spectacled Owl   X           X  
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl       X          
Great Potoo             X    
Pauraque       X       X  
Black Swift               X  
White-collared Swift           X X X  
Grey-rumped Swift           X X    
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift             X    
Bronzy Hermit               X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Band-tailed Barbthroat   X              
Green Hermit         X        
Long-tailed Hermit   X       X X X X
Little Hermit   X           X  
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird   X              
Violet Sabrewing         X       X
White-necked Jacobin   X              
Brown Violet-ear                 X
Green Violet-ear         X       X
Green-breasted Mango             X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Violet-headed Hummingbird           X      
Green Thorntail                 X
Crowned Woodnymph   X       X   X X
Fiery-throated Hummingbird X               X
Blue-throated Goldentail   X              
Blue-chested Hummingbird             X    
Mangrove Hummingbird       X          
Steely-vented Hummingbird       X X        
Cinnamon Humingbird       X          
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird   X   X   X X X X
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird         X        
Coppery-headed Emerald         X       X
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer               X  
White-bellied Mountaingem                 X
Purple/Variable Mountaingem         X        
Green-crowned Brilliant         X       X
Magnificent Hummingbird X                
Purple-crowned Fairy   X       X      
Long-billed Starthroat             X    
Resplendent Quetzal         X        
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Slaty-tailed Trogon   X         X X  
Black-headed Trogon       X          
Orange-bellied Trogon         X        
Black-throated Trogon   X           X  
Violaceous Trogon   X       X      
Ringed Kingfisher       X   X   X  
Amazon Kingfisher           X   X  
Green Kingfisher   X   X   X   X  
Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher               X  
Turquoise-browed Motmot       X          
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Blue-crowned Motmot         X        
White-necked Puffbird       X       X  
White-fronted Nunbird               X  
Prong-billed Barbet         X        
Emerald Toucanet         X        
Collared Aracari       X   X X X  
Fiery-billed Aracari   X              
Keel-billed Toucan         X X X X  
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan   X       X X X  
Acorn Woodpecker h                
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Black-cheeked Woodpecker           X   X  
Golden-naped Woodpecker   X              
Red-crowned Woodpecker   X              
Hoffman's Woodpecker       X X        
Smoky-Brown Woodpecker             X    
Golden-Olive Woodpecker         X        
Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker             X h  
Lineated Woodpecker       X   X      
Pale-billed Woodpecker   X       X   X  
Plain Brown Woodcreeper               X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Olivaceous Woodcreeper           X       X
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper           X       
Northern Barred Woodcreeper           X    
Cocoa/Buff-throated Woodcreeper   X       X X    
Spotted Woodcreeper         X       X
Streak-headed Woodcreeper       X   X X X  
Red-faced Spinetail         X      
Spotted Barbtail         X        
Ruddy Treerunner X       X        
Lineated Foliage-Gleaner         X        
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Plain Xenops   X              
Barred Antshrike       X       X  
Black-hooded Antshrike   X              
Western Slaty Antshrike                X  
Streak-crowned Antvireo               X  
Slaty Antwren         X        
Dot-winged Antwren   X              
Chestnut-backed Antbird   X       X   X  
Bicoloured Antbird                X  
Spotted Antbird               X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Black-faced Ant-Thrush               X  
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo h                
Cinnamon Becard           X X X  
Rose-throated Becard       X          
Masked Tityra    X   X   X X    
Black-crowned Tityra         X X      
Rufous Piha   X           h  
Snowy Cotinga           X      
Purple-throated Fruit-Crow               X  
Bare-necked Umbrella-bird             X    
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Three-wattled Bellbird         X        
Red-capped Manakin   X         X X  
Blue-crowned Manakin   X              
Long-tailed Manakin       X X        
White-collared Manakin           X   X  
Olive-striped Flycatcher         X        
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher   X       X      
Slate-headed Tody Flycatcher        X          
Common Tody Flycatcher   X   X   X X X  
Paltry/Mistletoe Tyrannulet         X X      
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Northern Scrub Flycatcher       X          
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet   X              
Greenish Elaenia       X          
Yellow-bellied Elaenia   X       X   X  
Lesser Elaenia   X              
Mountain Elaenia         X        
Torrent Tyrannulet                 X
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant              X    
Northern Bentbill       X          
Yellow-Olive Flycatcher       X     X    
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Yellow-margined Flycatcher           X   X  
White-throated Spadebill         X        
Golden-crowned Spadebill   X              
Tufted Flycatcher                 X
Ochraceous Pewee X                
Tropical Pewee         X X   X  
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher             X    
Yellowish Flycatcher         X        
Black-capped Flycatcher X                
Black Phoebe                 X
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Bright-rumped Attila   X       X   X  
Dusky-capped Flycatcher       X   X   X  
Great Crested Flycatcher       X          
Brown-crested Flycatcher        X          
Tropical Kingbird X X X X X X X X  
Eastern Kingbird               X  
Boat-billed Flycatcher       X X X X X  
White-ringed Flycatcher           X   X  
Streaked Flycatcher   X              
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher       X   X      
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Social Flycatcher   X X X X X X X  
Grey-capped Flycatcher   X     X X      
Great Kiskadee X X X X X X X X  
Mangrove Swallow       X   X   X  
Purple Martin       X       X  
Blue-and-White Swallow X       X        
Southern Roughwing             X X  
Barn Swallow       X   X X X  
Cliff Swallow       X       X  
Brown Jay         X X      
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
White-throated Magpie-Jay       X          
American Dipper                 X
Rufous-naped Wren       X          
Band-backed Wren             X    
Riverside Wren   X              
Bay Wren           X   X X
Stripe-breasted Wren               h  
Banded Wren       X          
Rufous-and-White Wren       X X        
Plain Wren   X     h   h    
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
House Wren     X   X X X   X  
Ochraceous Wren         X        
White-breasted Wood-Wren           X   X  
Grey-breasted Wood-Wren X       X       X
Whistling/S. Nightingale-Wren   h              
Long-billed Gnat-Wren   X   X          
White-lored Gnatcatcher       X          
Tropical Gnatcatcher       X   X      
Black-faced Solitaire         X        
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush X                
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush         X        
Sooty Thrush X                
Mountain Thrush X       X        
Clay-coloured Thrush X X X X X X X X  
White-throated Thrush         X        
Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher h                
Black-and-Yellow Silky-Flycatcher X                
Yellow-winged Vireo X                
Mangrove Vireo       h          
Red-eyed Vireo               X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Yellow-Green Vireo       X          
Lesser Greenlet       X   X X X X
Tropical Parula                 X
Yellow Warbler       X       X  
Mangrove Warbler       X          
Black-and-White Warbler         X     X  
American Redstart         X        
Prothonotary Warbler               X  
Northern Waterthrush           X   X  
Slate-throated Redstart         X       X
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Collared Redstart X       X        
Golden-crowned Warbler         X        
Rufous-capped Warbler         X        
Black-cheeked Warbler X                
Three-striped Warbler         X       X
Buff-rumped Warbler   X       X      
Wrenthrush h                
Chestnut-headed Oropendola           X    
Montezuma Oropendola           X X X  
Scarlet-rumped Cacique             X h  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Yellow-tailed Oriole             X    
Spot-breasted Oriole       X          
Streak-backed Oriole       X          
Orchard Oriole       X       X  
Black-cowled Oriole             X X  
Red-winged Blackbird       X X        
Eastern Meadowlark   X   X   X      
Great-tailed Grackle X X X X X     X  
Bananaquit   X     X X X   X
Common Bush-Tanager         X       X
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager X                
Black-and-Yellow Tanager                 X
Dusky-faced Tanager             X    
Grey-headed Tanager   X              
White-shouldered Tanager                 X
Tawny-crested Tanager               X  
White-lined Tanager             X    
Red-throated Ant-Tanager           X      
Crimson-collared Tanager           X      
Scarlet-rumped Tanager   X       X X X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Blue-Grey Tanager X X X   X X X X  
Palm Tanager   X       X X X  
Scrub Euphonia       X          
Yellow-crowned Euphonia           X      
Thick-billed Euphonia   X              
Yellow-throated Euphonia         X        
Spot-crowned Euphonia   X              
Olive-backed Euphonia           X X X  
Tawny-capped Euphonia         X       X
Golden-browed Chlorophonia X       X        
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Plain-coloured Tanager             X    
Emerald Tanager         X       X
Silver-throated Tanager         X       X
Speckled Tanager                 X
Bay-headed Tanager                 X
Golden-hooded Tanager   X       X X X  
Spangle-cheeked Tanager X       X        
Blue Dacnis    X     X X     X
Green Honeycreeper   X       X      
Shining Honeycreeper   X       X X X  
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Slaty Flowerpiercer X                
House Sparrow     X            
Rufous-collared Sparrow X       X       X
Volcano Junco X                
Stripe-headed Sparrow       X          
White-eared Ground Sparrow         X        
Orange-billed Sparrow           X   X  
Olive Sparrow       X          
Black-striped Sparrow   X           X  
Yellow-throated Brush-Finch                 X
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Large-footed Finch h                
Yellow-thighed Finch X                
Peg-billed Finch X                
Blue-Black Grassquit   X   X          
Variable Seedeater   X   X   X   X  
White-collared Seedeater       X          
Thick-billed Seed-Finch            X X X  
Yellow-faced Grassquit         X        
Black-thighed Grosbeak X                
Black-faced Grosbeak           X      
Species CM TI  SJ  SO MV SV LS TO VS
Black-headed Saltator           X X    
Buff-throated Saltator    X       X X    
Greyish Saltator             X    
Blue-Black Grosbeak             h    

                                                            ( 'X' represents sightings and 'h' are species only heard )

Mammals recorded:

Common Opossum, Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth, Nine-banded Armadillo, White-lined Sac-winged Bat, Ghost Bat, Tent-Making Bat, Long-nosed Bat, Squirrel Monkey, White-faced Capuchin, Mantled Howler Monkey, Spider Monkey, White-nosed Coati, Southern River Otter, White-tailed Deer, Red-tailed Squirrel, Variegated Squirrel, Deppe's Squirrel, Central American Agouti, Cottontail Rabbit, Dolphin sp.

Reptiles/Amphibians recorded:

Coral Snake, Green Vine Snake, Black Iguana, Green Iguana, Ameva Lizard, Striped Basilisk, Green Basilisk, American Crocodile, Cayman, Black River Turtle, Green Turtle, Ridley's Turtle, Bufo marinus, Green-and-Black Poison Arrow Frog, Red-and-Blue Poison Arrow Frog, Red-and-Green Poison Arrow Frog, Red-eyed Tree Frog, Brown Tree Frog              

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