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21 February - 7 March 1999

by William Brenner

Five of us spent spent two weeks in Costa Rica, Feb.  21 through March 7, 1999.  Besides myself, there was Joe Wicinski (excellent birding buddy of Attu fame), Jamie Morrisey (outstanding and entertaining companion), Ellyn Tighe (world-famous New Hampshire large rodent veterinarian), and our guide Jose Calvo S., otherwise known as Indio.  Except for Indio, of course, this was our first time in Costa Rica.  We had an absolutely fantastic time, and saw 407 species of birds.

The trip grew directly from a Costa Rica trip report posted on Birdchat by Darrell Lee about a year and a half ago.  Darrell's trip report sounded great, and he also talked a lot about his guide, Indio.  I contacted Darrell, then contacted Indio, via email (Indio's address is  With Indio's help, we decided on an itinerary.  Then, again at Indio's suggestion, we let a Costa Rican tour agency called Top Tours make all of the reservations, car rental, etc.  We did this all via email.  The result--an absolutely perfect trip, without a single problem with any reservation or anything else.  And fairly inexpensive too.  I would be happy to provide details for anyone who emails me privately.  I have no financial, or otherwise, connection with these folks, other than the fact that I now consider Indio my friend.

I have to say another word here about Indio.  He was the perfect guide.  He knew all of the birds, and knew where to look for them.  He knew the country as well, since he's been doing this for a long time.  He also knows plants, other animal life, etc., which added to our enjoyment of the new world we found ourselves in.  He is easygoing, extremely nice, and also tireless as far as birdfinding goes.  I can't say enough good things about his terrific ability to make the trip go smoothly and to make sure that we were out birding at the best places at the best times of day, and still eating three great meals a day!

This trip was one of the best things I have ever done in my life, period.  The country is beautiful, the people were wonderful--my traveling companions as well as the many Costa Rican people we met--it was just great.  Birding highlights, for me, included: four of the 5 species of tinamou, including outstanding looks at a calling/displaying Slaty-breasted Tinamou (a life bird for Indio!), as well as two Thicket Tinamous bathing in dappled sun right in front of us.  And the other glittering bathing beauties along that small forest aqueduct at Palo Verde Nat.  Park--Long-tailed Manakins, Painted Buntings, and Canivet's Emeralds all in the same binocular field!  The Pied Puffbird at La Selva, which gave Indio TWO life birds in one day!  Nine of the 10 species of trogon, those gorgeous birds; Lattice-tailed was the only one we missed.  The Quetzal--it really is resplendant.  Thirty two species of hummingbirds!!  My favorite birds of the trip, and, of those, I will never forget that first binocular-filling view of a male Green Thorntail feeding on flowering vervain--what a fantastic little bird.

Other great hummingbirds, for me, included the Mangrove Hummingbird, an endemic that I really hoped to see, and did; Violet (a.k.a.  Violent) Sabrewing (why can't they just learn to get along??  they're almost as bad as the Jacanas...); Magenta-throated Woodstars, who hover like little helicopters with their tails cocked; White-bellied Mountain-Gem (species #400); TWO different nests of Green-breasted Mango, with the arrestingly-striped female in attendance; and a gorgeous White-necked Jacobin who posed on a favorite perch at La Selva for views from all angles.  Our life Rufous-tailed Jacamar, who took a dust bath on the road for us at La Selva.  The Snowy Cotinga that Eagle-eyed Ellyn spotted in a treetop across the valley.  The mixed feeding flock that followed us up the roadside that first morning at Braulio Carrillo--10 species of tanagers there!  and many other life birds, too.  The electric color of male Green Honeycreepers.  The fantastic Spectacled Owl that Indio spotted at its daytime roost, giving all of us great scope-filling looks.  The covey of Marbled Wood-Quail who leisurely kicked and scratched slowly past us along the rainforest hillside in Carara, while time stood still.  And then there were the curious/weird/fascinating birds too--the Northern Bentbill, seen well a couple of times; the persistently vocalizing little Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, and the equally-vocal and wierd Striped Cuckoo; the motmots, with their funny habits and calls; and that fascinating suite of high-altitude birds that last morning on Volcan Poas--Slaty Flowerpiercer, singing Peg-billed Finches, Large-footed and Yellow-thighed Finches; Sooty Robin; and Fiery-throated and Volcano Hummingbirds.  Unforgettable.

Following is the list of species seen on our Costa Rica trip, Feb 21 through March 6, 1999.  I am not really writing a trip report about this vacation, mostly because Costa Rica is such a popular destination that there have been many trip reports posted over the years.  I would be happy to provide more details, as much as anyone would like--just email me.

We saw 407 species--408 if you want to include the female Mallard, which was a new species for our guide Indio.  Joe insisted that any bird that the field guide lists as "last recorded 1950-51" couldn't be included on the list as a wild bird.  Spoil sport.  It sure looked like a wild Mallard....Ha!  Well, we discussed it on the morning of the last day or so, when the list stood at about 380 species, and even Jamie, the die-hard non-lister, was excited about the (still remote at that point) possibility of breaking the 400 mark.  We all agreed that Joe was right, and decided it wasn't countable.  That felt good at the time, and it turned out we saw even more birds than we expected anyway.  Yay Joe!

Life birds for me are capitalized.  Birds in brackets were seen by others on the trip but not by me.  We did not include any heard-only birds on the list, nor any birds that were seen by Indio but not by any of the rest of us.  Numbers after the bird indicate the day(s) on which it was seen.  Locations for those days follow.  I realize this is a somewhat ridiculous way of reporting locations, but it is the way the birds are listed in my records, and I will never get this done if I try to convert it to something else.

GREAT TINAMOU Tinamus major 3
LITTLE TINAMOU Crypturellus soui 9
THICKET TINAMOU Crypturellus cinnamomeus 5
SLATY-BREASTED TINAMOU Crypturellus boucardi 10
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus 3,5
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps 11
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis 2,3,4
Neotropical Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus 2,3,5
Anhinga  Anhinga anhinga 3,5
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregatta magnificens 2,3,4
BARE-THROATED TIGER-HERON Tigrisoma mexicanum 5
Yellow-crowned Night-heron Nyctanassa violacea 2,3
BOAT-BILLED HERON Cochlearius cochlearius 3
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis (all days)
Green Heron Butorides virescens 2,3,5,6,11
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 2,3,4,5,8,9,10
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor 2,3,5
Snowy Egret Egretta thula 2,3,5,6
Great Egret Ardea alba (most days)
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 2,3,5,8,10
Wood Stork Mycteria americana 5
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura (all days)
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus (all days)
GREEN IBIS Mesembrinibis cayennensis 9
White Ibis Eudocimus albus 2,3,5
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 5
Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja 2,3,4,5
Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis 2,3
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata 5
(Mallard) Anas platyrhynchos 11)
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 11
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 11
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 2,3,5,12
GRAY-HEADED KITE Leptodon cayenensis 10
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus 8,9,10,13
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus 8,10,11
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis 5
DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE Hapragus bidentatus 10,11
CRANE HAWK Geranospiza caerulescens 2
BLACK-CHESTED (BARRED) HAWK Leucopternis princeps 13
WHITE HAWK Leucopternis albicollis 1,8,13
GRAY HAWK Asturina nitida 2,3,4,13
MANGROVE BLACK-HAWK Buteogallus subtilis 2,3
GREAT BLACK-HAWK Buteogallus urubitinga 13
Harris' Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus 8
ROADSIDE HAWK Buteo magnirostris 5,8,10
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus (most days)
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus 2,4,13
[Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni 8]
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus 8
Crested Caracara Carara plancus 2,3,4,5,8,9
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA Milvago chimachima 2
COLLARED FOREST-FALCON Micrastur semitorquatus 4,5
American Kestrel Falco sparverius 5
Merlin Falco columbarius 8
BAT FALCON Falco rufigularis 10
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 3
GRAY-HEADED CHACHALACA Ortalis cinereiceps 4,8
BLACK GUAN Chaemaeptes unicolor 6,7,12
SPOT-BELLIED BOBWHITE Colinus leucopogon 5
MARBLED WOOD-QUAIL Odontophorus gujanensis 4
Limpkin Aramus guarana 5
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 5
Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica 2,5
NORTHERN JACANA Jacana spinosa 2,3,4,5
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus 2,3
DOUBLE-STRIPED THICK-KNEE Burhinus bistriatus 2
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola 2,3
COLLARED PLOVER Charadrius collaris 2
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 2,3
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 2,3
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 2,3
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus 2,3
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia 2,3,4,8,9,10,11
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 2,3
Sanderling Calidris alba 2,3
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 3
Least Sandpiper Calidris minuta 2
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla 3
Royal Tern Sterna maxima 3
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 3
Rock Dove Columba livia 0,11
Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata 13
PALE-VENTED PIGEON Columba cayennensis 9,10,11
Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris 0,1,2,8,10,11
RUDDY PIGEON Columba subvinacea 11
SHORT-BILLED PIGEON Columba nigrirostris 1
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 2,5
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina 2,5,9
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE Columbina talpacoti 2,3,8,9,11
Inca Dove Columbina inca (most days)
BLUE GROUND-DOVE Claravis pretiosa 3
White-tipped Dove Leptoptila verreauxi (most days)
GRAY-CHESTED DOVE Leptoptila cassinnii  4,9
SCARLET MACAW Ara macao 2,3,4
CRIMSON-FRONTED PARAKEET Aratinga finschii 0,2
Olive-throated Parakeet Aratinga nana 9,10,11
ORANGE-FRONTED PARAKEET Aratinga canicularis 5,6
ORANGE-CHINNED PARAKEET Brotogeris jugularis 2,3,4
BROWN-HOODED PARROT Pionopsitta haematotis 1,9
WHITE-FRONTED PARROT Amazona albifrons 2
RED-LORED PARROT Amazona autumnalis 2,10,11
YELLOW-NAPED PARROT Amazona auropalliata 2,5
MEALY PARROT Amazona farinosa 3,9,10
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor 5
SQUIRREL CUCKOO Piaya cayana 1,2,3,4,5,11
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris (most days)
STRIPED CUCKOO Tapera naevia 10
Barn Owl Tyto alba 5
SPECTACLED OWL Pulsatrix perspicillata 4
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl Glaucidium brasilianum 2
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis 2
Paraque Nyctidromus albicollis 3,5,9,11
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris 1,9,10,12,13
VAUX'S SWIFT Chaetura vauxi 11
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT Chaetura cinereiventris 10,11
LESSER SWALLOW-TAILED SWIFT Panyptila cayennensis 10
LONG-TAILED HERMIT Phaethornis superciliosus 10
GREEN HERMIT Phaethornis guy 1,11,13
LITTLE HERMIT Phaethornis longuemareus 8,11
GREEN-FRONTED LANCEBILL Doryfera ludoviciae 1
SCALY-BREASTED HUMMINGBIRD Phaeochroa cuvierii 2,3
VIOLENT SABREWING Campylopterus hemileucurus 6,7,8,12,13
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN Florisuga mellivora 10
Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus 6,7,8
GREEN-BREASTED MANGO Anthracothorax prevostii 2,3,10
VIOLET-HEADED HUMMINGBIRD Klais guimeti 10,11,12
GREEN THORNTAIL Disconsura conversii 11,13
CANIVET'S EMERALD Chlorostilbon canivetii 5,6
VIOLET-CROWNED WOODNYMPH Thalurania coolumbica 1,5,6,11,13
MANGROVE HUMMINGBIRD Amazilia boucardi 2,3
STEELY-VENTED HUMMINGBIRD Amazilia saucerottei 2,3,5,6,7
CINNAMON HUMMINGBIRD Amazilia rutila 5,6
RUFOUS-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD Amazilia tzacatl (most days)
COPPERY-HEADED EMERALD Elvira cupreiceps 6,7,13
SNOWCAP Microchera albocoronata 11
RED-FOOTED PLUMELETEER Chalybura urochrysia 11
WHITE-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-GEM(#400!) Lampornis hemileucus 13
PURPLE-THROATED MOUNTAIN-GEM Lampornis calolaema 1,6,7,8,11
GREEN-CROWNED BRILLIANT Heliodoxa jacula 6,7,13
(Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti 10)
MAGENTA-THROATED WOODSTAR Calliphlox bryantae 6,7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris 2,3
VOLCANO HUMMINGBIRD Selasphorus flammula 13
RESPLENDANT QUETZAL Pharomachrus mocinno 7
SLATY-TAILED TROGON Trogon massena 2,3,4,9,10
BAIRD'S TROGON Trogon bairdii 3
BLACK-HEADED TROGON Trogon melanocephalus 3,4,5
ELEGANT TROGON Trogon elegans 5
COLLARED TROGON Trogon collaris 12,13
ORANGE-BELLIED TROGON Trogon aurantiiventris 7
VIOLACEOUS TROGON Trogon violaceus 2,3,9,11
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata 2,9,10,11
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon 2
AMAZON KINGFISHER Chloroceryle amazona 2,3,8,9
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 2,3,4
BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT Electron platyrhynchum 10,11
TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT Eumomota superciliosa 4,5
RUFOUS MOTMOT Baryphthengus martii 10
BLUE-CROWNED MOTMOT Momotus momota 2,4,7
RUFOUS-TAILED JACAMAR Galbula ruficauda 9,10
WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD Notharchus macrorhynchus 10
PIED PUFFBIRD Natharchus tectus 10
WHITE-WHISKERED PUFFBIRD Malacoptila panamensis 4
RED-HEADED BARBET Eubucco bourcierii 7,12,13
PRONG-BILLED BARBET Semnornis frantzii 6,12
EMERALD TOUCANET Aulacorhynchus prasinus 6,7,12,13
COLLARED ARACARI Pteroglossus torquatus 1,9,10,11
YELLOW-EARED TOUCANET Selenidera spectabilis 1
KEEL-BILLED TOUCAN Ramphastos sulfuratus 8,9,10,11,13
CHESTNUT-MANDIBLED TOUCAN Ramphastos swainsonii 2,3,9,10,11
BLACK-CHEEKED WOODPECKER Melanerpes pucherani 1,9,10,11
HOFFMAN'S WOODPECKER Melanerpes hoffmanni (most days)
RED-CROWNED WOODPECKER Melanerpes rubricapillus 2
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER Veniliornis fumigatus 10
CINNAMON WOODPECKER Celeus loricatus 1
LINEATED WOODPECKER Dryocopus lineatus 10
PALE-BILLED WOODPECKER Campephilus guatemalensis 3,10
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER Dendrocincla fuliginosa 1
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER Sittasomus griseicapillus 6,13
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER Glyphorhynchus spirurus (most days)
NORTHERN BARRED WOODCREEPER Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae 9,10
BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER Dendrocolaptes picumnus 12
COCOA WOODCREEPER Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus 2,3,9
SPOTTED WOODCREEPER Xiphorhynchus erythropygius 1,6
STREAKED-HEADED WOODCREEPER Lepidocolaptes souleyetti 2,3,10,11
SLATY SPINETAIL Synallaxis brachyura 11
RED-FACED SPINETAIL Cranioleuca erythrops 6,11
SPOTTED BARBTAIL Premnoplex brunnescens 1,6,7,12
RUDDY TREERUNNER Margarornis rubiginosus 6,12
LINEATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER Syndactyla subularis 6,7
STREAK-BREASTED TREEHUNTER Thripadectes rufobrunneus 6
SCALY-THROATED LEAFTOSSER Sclerurus guatemalensis 3
PLAIN XENOPS Xenops minutus 10,13
FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE Cymbilaimus lineatus 10
GREAT ANTSHRIKE Taraba major 10
BARRED ANTSHRIKE Thamnophilus doliatus 2
BLACK-HOODED ANTSHRIKE Thamnophilus bridgesi 3,4
RUSSET ANTSHRIKE Thamnistes anabatinus 3
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN Myrmotherula axillaris 11
SLATY ANTWREN Myrmotherula schisticolor 7
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN Microrhopias quixensis 3
DUSKY ANTBIRD Cercomacra tyrannina 2,3,4
CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTBIRD Myrmesiza exsul 1,2,3,4
BARRED BECARD Pachyrhamphus versicolor 12
CINNAMON BECARD Pachyrhamphus cinnamomeus 1,2,9,10
WHITE-WINGED BECARD Pachyrhamphus polychopterus 4
ROSE-THROATED BECARD Pachyrhamphus aglaiae 2,5,6
MASKED TITYRA Tityra semifasciata 1,2,4,10,11
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA Tityra inquisitor 2,4,10
RUFOUS PIHA Lipaugus unirufus 10
SNOWY COTINGA Carpodectes nitidus 11
RED-CAPPED MANAKIN Pipra mentalis 3
LONG-TAILED MANAKIN  Chiroxiphia linearis 5
WHITE-RUFFED MANAKIN Corapipo altera 1
WHITE-COLLARED MANAKIN Manacus candei 9,10
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 12
LONG-TAILED TYRANT Colonia colonus 1,10
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus 2,4,5
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus (all days)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER Legatus leucocephalus 2,9,10
WHITE-RINGED FLYCATCHER Coryphotriccus albovittatus 9,10
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER Megarhynchus pitangua 2,3,4,5,9,10
STREAKED FLYCATCHER Myiodynastes maculatus 2,3,5
GOLDEN-BELLIED FLYCATCHER Myiodynastes hemichrysus 1,7,11
GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER Myiozetetes granadensis  2,9,10
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER Myiozetetes similis (most days)
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus (all days)
RUFOUS MOURNER Phypiterna holerythra 9
PANAMA FLYCATCHER Myiarchus panamensis 3
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus 5
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 2,3,5
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer 8,9
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens 12
TROPICAL PEWEE Contopus cinereus 8,9
DARK PEWEE Contopus lugubris 12
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris 13
YELLOWISH FLYCATCHER Empidonax flavescens 6,7,12
BLACK-CAPPED FLYCATCHER Empidonax atriceps 6,12
RUDDY-TAILED FLYCATCHER Terenotriccus erythrurus 4
SULPHUR-RUMPED FLYCATCHER Myiobius sulphureipygius 3,4,11
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPADEBILL Platyrinchus coronatus 3
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER Tolmomyias sulphurescens 2,3,5,9,10
EYE-RINGED FLATBILL Rhynchocyclas brevirostris 6,7
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER Todirostrum cinereum 2,3,4,9,10,11
NORTHERN BENTBILL Oncostoma cinereigulare 2
SLATE-HEADED TODY-FLYCATCHER Poecilotriccus sylvia 3
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT Lophotriccus pileatus 11,12
BLACK-CAPPED PYGMY-TYRANT Myiornis atricapillus 10
YELLOW TYRANNULET Capsiempis flaveola 10,11,12
TORRENT TYRANNULET Serpophaga cinerea 12,13
YELLOW-BELLIED ELAENIA Elaenia flavogaster 2,9,11
MOUNTAIN ELAENIA Elaenia frantzii 13
GREENISH ELAENIA Myiopagus viridicata 3,9
PALTRY TYRANNULET Zimmerius villissimus 8,9,10,11
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER Leptopogon supercilliaris 13
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER Mionectes olivaceus 6
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER Mionectes oleagineus 1,4,9,10
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN Progne chalybea 2,3,8,9
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 2,3,4,5,6
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 2,8,9,10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis 1,8,9,12
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW Notiochelidon cyanoleuca (most days)
MANGROVE SWALLOW Tachycineta albilinea 2,3,8
WHITE-THROATED MAGPIE-JAY Calocitta formosa 4,5,6
Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio (most days)
AZURE-HOODED JAY Cyanolyca cucullata 7
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus 12
BAND-BACKED WREN Campylorhynchus zonatus 9,10
RUFOUS-NAPED WREN Campylorhynchus rufinucha 2,3,4,5
PLAIN WREN Thryothorus modestus 10
STRIPED-BREASTED WREN Thryothorus thoracicus 1
BAY WREN (#300!) Thryothorus nigricapillus 8,13
RIVERSIDE WREN Thryothorus semibadius 3
RUFOUS-BREASTED WREN Thryothorus rutilis 2,3,4
House Wren Troglodytes aedon 8.10.11
OCHRACEOUS WREN Troglodytes ochraceus 6,7,11
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN Henicorhina leucosticta 1,7
WHITE-THROATED ROBIN Turdus assimilis 11
CLAY-COLORED ROBIN Turdus grayi (all days except 7)
MOUNTAIN ROBIN Turdus plebejus 6,7,8,11,12
SOOTY ROBIN Turdus nigrescens 13
BLACK-FACED SOLITAIRE Myadestes melanops 7,11
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina 3
(Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii 6)
BLACK-BILLED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH Catharus gracilirostris 13
WHITE-LORED GNATCATCHER Polioptila albiloris 4,5
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER Polioptila plumbea 2,3,11,12
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN Ramphocaenus melanurus 3
BLACK-AND-YELLOW SILKY-FLYCATCHER Phainoptila melanoxantha 7,13
RUFOUS-BROWED PEPPERSHRIKE Cyclarhis gujanensis 2,12
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons 4
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus 1,2,3,4,13
(Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophyrs 12)
SCRUB GREENLET Hylophilus flavipes 3
TAWNY-CROWNED GREENLET Hylophilus ochraceiceps 3
LESSER GREENLET Hylophilus decurtatus 2,3,5,6,8
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola (most days)
Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia 13
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea 2,3
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera 7,13
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina (most days)
Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi 13
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia (most days)
Mangrove Warbler (life subspecies) Dendroica petechia erithachorides 3
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens 1,6,8,12,13
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca 1,11
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica 13
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica (most days)
Northern Waterthrush Seirus noveboracensis 2,3
OLIVE-CROWNED YELLOWTHROAT Geothlypis semiflava 11,12
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla 6,7,8
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla 3,11,12
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART Myioborus miniatus 6,7,12,13
COLLARED REDSTART Myioborus torquatus 6,7,12
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER Basileuterus tristriatus 1,6,7,12
GOLDEN-CROWNED WARBLER Basileuterus culicivorus 13
RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER Basileuterus rufifrons 2,5,11
BUFF-RUMPED WARBLER Phaeothlypis fulvicauda 3,12,13
CHESTNUT-HEADED OROPENDOLA Psarocolius wagleri 9,12,13
MONTEZUMA OROPENDOLA Psarocolius montezuma (most days)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE Cacicus uropygialis 9,11
YELLOW-BILLED CACIQUE Amblycercus holosericeus 9
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus 11,13
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus (all days)
Orchard Oriole Icterus sprurius 2,3,8,9
BLACK-COWLED ORIOLE Icterus dominicensis 1,9,10,11
YELLOW-TAILED ORIOLE Icterus mesomelas 9
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 1,2,3,4,5,9
STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE Icterus pustulatus 6
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 8
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna 8
GOLDEN-BROWED CHLOROPHONIA Chlorophonia callophrys 6,7,12
ELEGANT EUPHONIA Euphonia elegantissima 12
TAWNY-CAPPED EUPHONIA Euphonia anneae 12
YELLOW-CROWNED EUPHONIA Euphonia luteicapilla 9,10
YELLOW-THROATED EUPHONIA Euphonia hirundinacea 3,7
OLIVE-BACKED EUPHONIA Euphonia gouldi 10
EMERALD TANAGER Tangara florida 1,10,11,12
SPECKLED TANAGER Tangara guttata 1
SILVER-THROATED TANAGER Tangara icterocephala 1,12,13
GOLDEN-HOODED TANAGER Tangara larvata 4,9,10,11
PLAIN-COLORE TANAGER Tangara inornata 10
BAY-HEADED TANAGER Tangara gyrola 1,4,12,13
SPANGLED-CHEEKED TANAGER Tangara dowii 6,12,13
GREEN HONEYCREEPER Cholorphanes spiza 1,11
RED-LEGGED HONEYCREEPER Cyanerpes cyaneus (most days)
SHINING HONEYCREEPER Cyanerpes cyaneus 9
BLUE DACNIS Dacnis cayana (most days)
SCARLET-THIGHED DACNIS Dacnis venusta 9,13
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER Thraupis episcopus (almost all days)
PALM TANAGER Thraupis palmarum 9,10,11
PASSERINI'S TANAGER Ramphocelus passerinii (most days)
CRIMSON-COLLARED TANAGER Phlogothrqupis sanguinolenta 1,10,12,13
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 1,2,4,9,12,13
WHITE-WINGED TANAGER Piranga leucoptera 12
FLAME-COLORED TANAGER Piranga bidentata 13
OLIVE TANAGER Chlorothraupis carmioli 1
WHITE-LINED TANAGER Tachyphonus rufus 9,10,11,12
WHITE-SHOULDERED TANAGER Tachyphonus luctuosus 1,3,4,13
BLACK-AND-YELLOW TANAGER Chrysothlypis chrysomelas 1
COMMON BUSH-TANAGER Chlorospingus ophthalmicus 1,6,7,12,13
SOOTY-CAPPED BUSH-TANAGER Chlorospingus pileatus 13
BLACK-HEADED SALTATOR Saltator atriceps 9,11,12
BUFF-THROATED SALTATOR Saltator maximus 1,3,8,9,10,11
GRAYISH SALTATOR Saltator coerulescens 0
BLACK-FACED GROSBEAK Caryothraustes poliogaster 1,9,10,11
BLACK-THIGHED GROSBEAK Pheucticus tibialis 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 2
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea 2,5
BLUE-BLACK GROSBEAK Cyanocompsa cyanoides 3,9
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris 5
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea 8,12
White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola 2,8
VARIABLE SEEDEATER Sporophila aurita 3,8,9,10,11
NICARAGUAN SEED-FINCH Oryzoborus nuttingi 9
THICK-BILLED SEED-FINCH Oryzoborus funereus 9
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT Volatinia jacarina 2,8,9
PEG-BILLED FINCH Acanthidops bairdii 13
SLATY FLOWERPIERCER Diglossa plumbea 13
LARGE-FOOTED FINCH Pezopetes capitalis 13
YELLOW-THIGHED FINCH Pselliophorus tibialis 6,13
WHITE-NAPED BRUSH-FINCH Atlapetes albinucha 12
CHESTNUT-CAPPED BRUSH-FINCH Buarremon brunneinucha 7
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW Arremon aurantirostris 1,3,4,11
BLACK-STRIPED SPARROW Arremenops conirostris 9
STRIPE-HEADED SPARROW Aimophila ruficauda 2,5,11
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW Zonotrichia capensis (most days)
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 8,11

That's all, folks!

Bill Benner
Glen Cove, NY 

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