Birding Costa Rica - Page 5


Roseate
Spoonbill

Tiger-Heron
Nest

Fiery-billed
Aracari

Green
Kingfisher

Double-striped
Thick-knee

Pacific
Screech-Owl

Yellow-headed
Caracara

Immature
Blue Heron

Ferruginous
Pygmy-Owl

Blue-crowned
Motmot

We next headed away from the heat and humidity to cool Monteverde and the Fonda Vela Hotel. Despite the breezy conditions while we were there, we got some excellent birds (not to mention the coatimundis and armadillo), including the extremely rare Lovely Cotinga (Charlie's second sighting in decades of birding Costa Rica), the Three-wattled Bellbird, and Long-tailed Manakin.


Long-tailed
Manakin

White-necked
Jacobin

White-necked
Jacobin

Green
Violetear

Green-crowned
Brilliant

Lovely
Cotinga

Brown-hooded
Parrot

Nine-banded
Armadillo

Orange-bellied
Trogon

Cloudforest
fruit

Black-faced
Solitaire

Millipede

Keel-billed
Toucan
Heading back to Hotel Bougainvillea at the end of this excellent trip, we left the main highway heading for the town of Sarchi for some last-minute souvenirs. But first we had to get through Naranjo, which it turned out was having a massive celebration of the "Tope Naranjo." This apparently involves a parade of cowboys on horseback, plenty of cerveza, and major traffic congestion. Mighty slow getting through town, but quite interesting to see. The last two pictures are of an incredible sunset near Monteverde on our last night there.

Oxcart

Tope
Naranjo

Naranjo
Poodle

Naranjo
Horse

Tope
Naranjo

Sunset
View

Sunset
Clouds
Found a few pictures from the Costa Rica trip my Dad and I took way back in March 1994. This was, of course, in the days before digital cameras, so these are scans of 35mm slides. Quality's not so great, but the memories are clear.

My Dad
and I

Tractor ride to
Rara Avis

Lunch
Visitor

Our
bus

Rio
Tarcoles

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