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1 - 16 April 2001

by Wayne Fisher

I spent the first half of April in Costa Rica. Here is a quick report of what we saw.

Costa Rica has a wide variety of habitats. There is a range of mountains through the center of the country. There are different habitats at low, mid and high elevations. The Carribean side is different from the Pacific side. North and South Pacific shores are different.

We visited six different sites:

Monteverde - Pacific side at around 4500 ft.
Carara     - Mid Pacific side at sea level
La Selva Verde - Carribean Side near sea level
Cerro de la Muerte - high mountains. We stayed at 7200 ft and drive to 11200.
Rancho Naturalista - Carribean side at 3300 feet.
Osa Peninsula - Sea level on the south Pacific side.

The one area that we didn't get to is the Guanacaste region on the north Pacific side.

Temperatures varied from pleasant at the mountain sites to obnoxiously hot and humid at sea level.  There were a number of cloudy days with scattered showers, and we got well drenched a couple of times.  Of course, it was hot enough that getting well drenched wasn't all bad.

Overall the group saw 416 species.  I saw about 375 well enough to claim them.  The group saw 36 species of hummingbird, and my hummingbird-fanatic girlfriend saw all 36 ( I missed 4).  Also 5 species of toucan, the Resplendent Quetzal, Scarlet Macaws, and the Three Wattled Bellbird.

About 100 of the species were ones that I have seen in North America.  A number of others I had seen in Belize or Trinidad.

There were a large number of flycatchers.  I hadn't studied up on the flycatchers - I was too buzy studying the more exotic birds.  The flycatchers presented lots of dilemas - did I see that one well enough to claim, or am I just taking the guides word for it?

We also saw three species of poison dart frog, iguanas, and the Jesus Christ Lizard (they walk on water).  Mammals included Coati, sloths and Jaguarundi, plus Howler and Squirrel monkeys.

The places we stayed had good birding "right out the door".  Most days we did a series of short walks rather than all day outings.  This meant that the less hard-core birders could take a siesta after lunch while the more intense ones were out.

We spent a total of three nights at the Hotel Bougainvillea in San Jose, at the beginning, middle and end of the trip.  The gardens there were a good introducion to the more common birds, and we found two good birds there: Tropical Screech Owl and Prevost's Ground Sparrow.

This trip was lead by another birdchatter, Kevin Loughlin, and Glenn Crawford.

Some highlights:

A pool in a river at Carara where in about a half hour we had Little and Long Tailed Hermits battling over bathing rights, Red Capped and Blue Crowned Mannikins, and Chestnut Backed Antbird and Black Faced Antthrush.

That day at Carara we saw six species of antbird, including excellent views of Streak-chested Antpitta.  My comment at dinner that night: "I though antbirds were supposed to be hard." (Streak-chested Antpitta was formerly know as Spectaled Antpitta).

The six Scarlet Macaws that came to a tree by the airport in Puerto Jimenez as we were about to leave the Osa Penninsula

Snowcaps and a Purple Crowned Fairy bathing at the pools at Rancho Naturalista.

A Chestnut Mandibled Toucan in clear view close enough that some people couldn't focus binocs on it.

Hummer feeders at several places where there would be multiple species too close to focus on (even with 6' close focus).

I loved the translations of some of the names:

Monteverde - Green Mountain
La Selva Verde - the Green Jungle
Cerro de la Muerte - the Mountain of Death
Osa Penninsula - Bear Penninsula
Bosque de la Rio Tigre - Forest of the Tiger River

   In Central America, jaguars are known as "el tigre", the tiger.

Here is the list of birds from our Costa Rica trip. In most cases I have only listed the first place we saw each. In cases where we got a distinctly better look at a second place, I've listed it on the right.  In cases where the current name differs from the Stiles & Skutch field guide, the old name is in the right hand column.

A location like Rancho->SJ means "during the drive from Rancho Naturalista to San Jose". Bosque del Rio Tigre was our lodge on the Osa Peninsula, Dos Brazos is the nearest village.

Great Tinamou                    Apr 5   Carara
Highland Tinamou                 Apr 2   Monteverde
Least Grebe                      Apr 15  Dos Brazos
Brown Pelican                    Apr 4   Taracol River
Neotropic Cormorant              Apr 4   Taracol River
Anhinga                          Apr 6   Carara
Magnificent Frigatebird          Apr 6   Taracol River
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron        Apr 4   Carara (Villa Lapas)
Great Blue Heron                 Apr 4   Taracol River
Great Egret                      Apr 4   Taracol River
Snowy Egret                      Apr 4   Taracol River
Little Blue Heron                Apr 4   Taracol River
Tricolored Heron                 Apr 4   Taracol River
Cattle Egret                     Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Green Heron                      Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre
Agami Heron                      Apr 7   La Selva
Black-crowned Night Heron        Apr 13  Rancho -> SJ
Boat Billed Heron                Apr 13  Rancho->SJ (CITIE)
White Ibis                       Apr 4   Taracol River
Roseate Spoonbill                Apr 4   Taracol River
Wood Stork                       Apr 4   Taracol River
Black Vulture                    Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Turkey Vulture                   Apr 1   -> Monteverde
King Vulture                     Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Blue Winged Teal                 Apr 13  Rancho->SJ
Osprey                           Apr 4   Taracol River
Swallow-tailed Kite              Apr 1   Monteverde
White-tailed Kite                Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Double-toothed Kite              Apr 16  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Cooper's Hawk                    Apr 10  Cerro de la Muerte
Bicolored Hawk                   Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
White Hawk                       Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Gray Hawk                        Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Mangrove Black-Hawk              Apr 4   Taracol River     Common Black Hawk
Roadside Hawk                    Apr 10  Rancho
Broad-winged Hawk                Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Short-tailed Hawk                Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Swainson's Hawk                  Apr 7   La Selva
Zone-tailed Hawk                 Apr 7   La Selva
Red-tailed Hawk                  Apr 9   Savegre
Crested Caracara                 Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Yellow-headed Caracara           Apr 4   Taracol River
Laughing Falcon                  Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Peregrine Falcon                 Apr 16  Osa
Gray-headed Chachalaca           Apr 2   Monteverde
Crested Guan                     Apr 5   Carara
Black Guan                       Apr 3   Monteverde
Great Curassow                   Apr 7   La Selva
White-throated Crake             Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Gray-necked Wood-Rail            Apr 5   Carara
Purple Gallinule                 Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre
Common Moorhen                   Apr 13  Rancho->SJ
American Coot                    Apr 13  Rancho->SJ
Black-bellied Plover             Apr 4   Taracol River
Northern Jacana                  Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Lesser Yellowlegs                Apr 16  Osa
Solitary Sandpiper               Apr 16  Osa
Spotted Sandpiper                Apr 4   Taracol River
Whimbrel                         Apr 4   Taracol River
Ruddy Turnstone                  Apr 4   Taracol River
Least Sandpiper                  Apr 16  Osa
Pectoral Sandpiper               Apr 16  Osa
Ring Billed Gull                 Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Rock Dove                        Apr 1   SJ
Pale-vented Pigeon               Apr 7   La Selva
Red-billed Pigeon                Apr 1   Monteverde
Band-tailed Pigeon               Apr 1   Monteverde
Ruddy Pigeon                     Apr 7   La Selva
Short-tailed Pigeon              Apr 7   La Selva
White-winged Dove                Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Inca Dove                        Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove       Apr 4   Carara
Ruddy Ground-Dove                Apr 4   Carara
Blue Ground-Dove                 Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
White-tipped Dove                Apr 6   Carara
Gray-chested Dove                Apr 5   Carara
Chiriqui Quail-Dove              Apr 2   Monteverde
Purplish-backed Quail-Dove       Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Crimson-fronted Parakeet         Apr 7   La Selva
Scarlet Macaw                    Apr 5   Carara            Bosque del Rio Tigre
Orange-chinned Parakeet          Apr 4   Carara
Brown-hooded Parrot              Apr 6   La Selva
White-crowned Parrot             Apr 7   La Selva
White-fronted Parrot             Apr 4   Carara
Red-lored Parrot                 Apr 7   La Selva
Mealy Parrot                     Apr 4   Carara
Squirrel Cuckoo                  Apr 1   Monteverde
Striped Cuckoo                   Apr 16  Dos Brazos
Smooth-billed Ani                Apr 14  Dos Brazos
Groove-billed Ani                Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Pacific Screech-Owl              Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Tropical Screech Owl             Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Black-and-White Owl              Apr 6   Orotina
Lesser Nighthawk                 Apr 4   Carara
Common Paraque                   Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Northern Potoo                   Apr 7   Carara            Common Potoo
White-collared Swift             Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Chimney Swift                    Apr 6   la Selva
Vaux's Swift                     Apr 4   Carara
Band-rumped Swift                Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Bronzy Hermit                    Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Band-tailed Barbthroat           Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Green Hermit                     Apr 2   Monteverde
Long-tailed Hermit               Apr 5   Carara
Little Hermit                    Apr 5   Carara
White-tipped Siclebill           Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird       Apr 4   Carara
Violet Saberwing                 Apr 1   Monteverde
White-necked Jacobin             Apr 7   La Selva
Brown Violet-ear                 Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Green Violet-ear                 Apr 1   Monteverde
Green-brested mango              Apr 7   La Selva          Rancho naturalista
Violet-headed Hummingbird        Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre
Green Thorntail                  Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Canivet's Emerald                Apr 2   Monteverde
Violet-crowned Woodnymph         Apr 7   La Selva
Fiery-throated Hummingbird       Apr 10  Cerro de la Muerte
Blue-throated Goldentail         Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre
Charming Hummingbird             Apr 15  Bosque del Rio TigBeryl-crowned
Mangrove Hummingbird             Apr 4   Taracol River
Steely-vented Hummingbird        Apr 2   Monteverde
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird        Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird        Apr 1   Monteverde
Black-bellied Hummingbird        Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Coppery-headed Emerald           Apr 1   Monteverde
Snowcap                          Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre Rancho Naturalista
Red-footed Plumleteer            Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre Bronze-tailed
Purple-throated Mountain Gem     Apr 1   Monteverde
White-throated Mountain Gem      Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre Gray Tailed
Green-crowned Brilliant          Apr 1   Monteverde
Magnificant Hummingbird          Apr 8   La Selva->Savegre
Purple-crowned Fairy             Apr 5   Carara            Rancho Naturalista
Long-billed Starthroat           Apr 7   La Selva
Magenta-throated Woodstar        Apr 1   Monteverde
Volcano Hummingbird              Apr 8   Savegre
Scintillant Hummingbird          Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Baird's Trogon                   Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Violaceous Trogon                Apr 5   Carara            Rancho naturalista
Collared Trogon                  Apr 9   Savegre           Rancho Naturalista
Orange-bellied Trogon            Apr 3   Monteverde
Black-throated Trogon            Apr 5   Carara
Slaty-tailed Trogon              Apr 5   Carara
Reqplendent Quetzal              Apr 1   Monteverde        Savegre
Blue-crowned Motmot              Apr 2   Monteverde
Rufous Motmot                    Apr 7   La Selva
Broad-billed Motmot              Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Turquoise-browed Motmot          Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Ringed Kingfisher                Apr 6   Carara
Amazon Kingfisher                Apr 4   Taracol River
Green Kingfisher                 Apr 1   ->Monteverde
White-necked Puffbird            Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
White-whiskered Puffbird         Apr 5   Carara
Rufous-tailed Jacamar            Apr 7   La Selva
Emerld Toucanet                  Apr 1   Monteverde
Collared Aracari                 Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Fiery-billed Aracari             Apr 5   Carara
Keel-billed Toucan               Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan        Apr 5   Carara
Acorn Woodpecker                 Apr 8   Savegre
Golden-naped Woodpecker          Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Black-cheecked Woodpecker        Apr 7   La Selva
Red-crowned Woodpecker           Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Hoffman's Woodpecker             Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Red-rumped Woodpecker            Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Golden-olive Woodpecker          Apr 13  Rancho->SJ
Lineated Woodpecker              Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Pale-billed Woodpecker           Apr 5   Carara
Pale-breasted Spinetail          Apr 17  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Slaty Spinetail                  Apr 12  Rancho naturalista
Red-faced Spinetail              Apr 3   Monteverde
Spotted Barbtail                 Apr 3   Monteverde
Lineated Foliage-gleaner         Apr 2   Monteverde
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner    Apr 5   Carara
Streak-breasted Treehunter       Apr 9   Savegre
Plain Xenops                     Apr 5   Carara
Streaked Xenops                  Apr 3   Monteverde
Olivaceous Woodcreeper           Apr 5   Carara
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper         Apr 5   Carara
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper      Apr 12  Rancho Naturalista
Cocoa Woodcreeper                Apr 4   Carara            Buff Throated Woodcreeper
Black-striped Woodcreeper        Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Spotted Woodcreeper              Apr 3   Monteverde
Streak-headed Woodcreeper        Apr 2   Monteverde
Brown-billed Sythebill           Apr 3   Monteverde
Barred Antshrike                 Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Black-hooded Antshrike           Apr 5   Carara
Dot-winged Antwren               Apr 5   Carara
Dusky Antbird                    Apr 5   Carara
Chestnut-backed Antbird          Apr 5   Carara
Dull-mantled Antbird             Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Black-faced Antthrush            Apr 5   Carara
Streak-chested Antpitta          Apr 5   Carara            Spectacled Antpitta
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet    Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Yellow Tyrannulet                Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Yellow-bellied Elaenia           Apr 1   Monteverde
Lesser Elaenia                   Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Torrent Tyrannulet               Apr 9   Savegre
Olive-striped Flycatcher         Apr 3   Monteverde
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher         Apr 5   Carara
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant       Apr 3   Monteverde
Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher     Apr 17  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Common Tody-Flycatcher           Apr 4   Carara
Black-header Tody-Flycatcher     Apr  7  La Selva
Yellow-olive Flycatcher          Apr 5   Carara
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher          Apr 5   Carara
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher        Apr 5   Carara
Black-tailed Flycatcher          Apr 16  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Bran-colored Flycatcher          Apr 16  Dos Brazos
Tufted Flycatcher                Apr 2   Monteverde
Dark Pewee                       Apr 9   Savegre
Eastern Wood-Pewee               Apr 2   Monteverde
Tropical Pewee                   Apr 4   Carara
Black-capped Flycatcher          Apr 9   Savegre
Black Phoebe                     Apr 10  Savegre
Long-tailed Tyrant               Apr 7   La Selva
Bright-rumped Attila             Apr 2   Monteverde
Rufous Mourner                   Apr 2   Monteverde
Dusky-capped Flycatcher          Apr 2   Monteverde
Panama Flycatcher                Apr 4   Taracol River
Nutting's Flycatcher             Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Great Crested Flycatcher         Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Brown-crested Flycatcher         Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Great Kiskadee                   Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Boat-billed Flycatcher           Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Social Flyctcher                 Apr 2   Monteverde
Gray-capped Flycatcher           Apr 4   Carara
White-ringed Flycatcher          Apr 7   La Selva
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher       Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Piratic Flycatcher               Apr 3   Monteverde
Tropical Kingbird                Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Eastern Kingbird                 Apr 7   La Selva
Rufous Piha                      Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Cinammon Becard                  Apr 7   La Selva
White-winged Becard              Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Rose-throated Becard             Apr 4   Villa Lapas
Masked Tityra                    Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Black-crowned Tityra             Apr 7   La Selva
Turquoise Cotinga                Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Snowy Cotinga                    Apr 7   La Selva
Purple-throated Fruitcrow        Apr 7   La Selva
Three-wattled Bellbird           Apr 1   Monteverde
White-collared Manakin           Apr 6   La Selva
Orange-collared Manakin          Apr 5   Carara
White-ruffed Manakin             Apr 12  Rancho Naturalista
Long-tailed Manakin              Apr 2   Monteverde
White-crowned Manakin            Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Blue-crowned Manakin             Apr 5   Carara
Red-capped Manakin               Apr 5   Carara
Yellow-throated Vireo            Apr 4   Carara
Yellow-winged Vireo              Apr 8   Savegre
Philadelphia Vireo               Apr 16  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Yellow-green Vireo               Apr 4   Carara
Scrub Greenlet                   Apr 16  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Lesser Greenlet                  Apr 4   Carara
Rufous-browed Peppershrike       Apr 9   Savegre
White-throated Magpie-Jay        Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Brown Jay                        Apr 1   Monteverde
Gray-breasted Martin             Apr 7   La Selva
Mangrove Swallow                 Apr 4   Taracol River
Blue-and-White Swallow           Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Northern Rough-winged Swallow    Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Southern Rough-winged Swallow    Apr 7   La Selva
Barn Swallow                     Apr 6   La Selva
Band-backed Wren                 Apr 7   La Selva
Rufous-naped Wren                Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Black-bellied Wren               Apr 15  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Bay Wren                         Apr 7   La Selva
Riverside Wren                   Apr 5   Carara
Stripe-breasted Wren             Apr 7   La Selva
Rufous-and-white Wren            Apr 2   Monteverde
Plain Wren                       Apr 1   Monteverde
House Wren                       Apr 2   Monteverde
Ochraceous Wren                  Apr 3   Monteverde
White-breasted Wood-Wren         Apr 6   La Selva
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren          Apr 2   Monteverde
American Dipper                  Apr 9   Savegre
White-lored Gnatcatcher          Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Tropical Gnatcatcher             Apr 5   Carara
Black-faced Solitaire            Apr 2   Monteverde
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush  Apr 8   Savegre
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush  Apr 3   Monteverde
Ruddy-capped Nightingale Thrush  Apr 9   Savegre
Black-headed Nightingale Thrush  Apr 12  Rancho Naturalista
Swainson's Thrush                Apr 7   La Selva
Wood Thrush                      Apr 5   Carara
Sooty Robin                      Apr 8   Savegre
Mountain Robin                   Apr 2   Monteverde
Clay-colored Robin               Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
White-throated Robin             Apr 3   Monteverde
Black-and-yellow Silky-FlycatcherApr 10  Savegre
Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher     Apr 8   Savegre
Golden-winged Warbler            Apr 3   Monteverde
Tenessee Warbler                 Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Flame-throated Warbler           Apr 8   Savegre
Tropical Parula                  Apr 6   Carara->La Selva
Yellow Warbler                   Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Chestnut-sided Warbler           Apr 4   Carara
Black-throated Green Warbler     Apr 9   Savegre
Townsend's Warbler               Apr 3   Monteverde
Blackburnian Warbler             Apr 7   La Selva
Black-and-White Warbler          Apr 6   carara->La Selva
Nothern Waterthrush              Apr 4   Carara
Mourning Warbler                 Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat        Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Wilson's Warbler                 Apr 3   Monteverde
Canada Warbler                   Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Slate-throated Redstart          Apr 2   Monteverde
Collared Redstart                Apr 2   Monteverde
Golden-crowned Warbler           Apr 3   Monteverde
Rufous-capped Warbler            Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Three-striped Warbler            Apr 2   Monteverde
Buff-rumped Warbler              Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Bananaquit                       Apr 1   Monteverde
Common Bush-Tanager              Apr 1   Monteverde
Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager        Apr 8   Savegre
Dusky-faced Tanager              Apr 7   La Selva
Olive Tanager                    Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
White-shouldered Tanager         Apr 5   Carara
White-lined Tanager              Apr 10  Rancho Naturalista
Red-throated Ant-Tanager         Apr 6   La Selva
Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager        Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Summer Tanager                   Apr 5   Carara
Scarlet Tanager                  Apr 7   La Selva
Flame-colored Tanager            Apr 9   Savegre
Crimson-collared Tanager         Apr 12  Rancho Naturalista
Passerini's Tanager              Apr 6   La Selva          Scarlet Rumped
Cherrie's Tanager                Apr 4   Taracol River     Scarlet Rumped
Blue-gray Tanager                Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Palm Tanager                     Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Yellow-crowned Euphonia          Apr 4   Carara
Yellow-throated Euphonia         Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Spot-crowned Euphonia            Apr 17  Dos Brazos
Olive-backed Euphonia            Apr 7   La Selva
Golden-browed Chlorophonia       Apr 2   Monteverde
Plain-colored Tanager            Apr 7   La Selva
Silver-throated Tanager          Apr 3   Monteverde
Bay-headed Tanager               Apr 5   Carara
Golden-hooded Tanager            Apr 5   Carara
Spangle-cheeked Tanager          Apr 2   Monteverde
Blue Dacnis                      Apr 14  Bosque del Rio Tigre
Green Honeycreeper               Apr 5   Carara
Shining Honeycreeper             Apr 5   Carara
Red-legged Honeycreeper          Apr 4   Monteverde
Blue-black Grassquit             Apr 4   Monte->Carara
Variable Seedeater               Apr 6   La Selva
White-collared Seedeater         Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Yellow-bellied Seedeater         Apr 17  Dos Brazos
Yellow-faced Grassquit           Apr 2   Monteverde
Slaty Flowerpiercer              Apr 8   Savegre
Yellow-thighed Finch             Apr 8   Savegre
Large-footed Finch               Apr 8   ->Savegre
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch      Apr 2   Monteverde
Orange-billed Sparrow            Apr 5   Carara
Black-striped Sparrow            Apr 10  Rancho Naturalista
Prevost's Ground-Sparrow         Apr 18  Hotel Bougainvillea
White-eared Ground-Sparrow       Apr 2   Monteverde
Stripe-headed Sparrow            Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Rufous-collared Sparrow          Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Volcano Junco                    Apr 8   Savegre
Grayish Saltator                 Apr 12  Rancho Naturalista
Buff-throated Saltator           Apr 6   La Selva
Black-headed Saltator            Apr 7   La Selva
Black-faced Grosbeak             Apr 7   La Selva
Rose-breasted Grosbeak           Apr 7   La Selva
Blue-black Grosbeak              Apr 5   Carara
Blue Grosbeak                    Apr 4   Carara
Red-breasted Blackbird           Apr 16  Rincon (Osa)
Eastern Meadowlark               Apr 6   ->La Selva
Melodious Blackbird              Apr 12  Monteverde
Great-tailed Grackle             Apr 1   ->Monteverde
Giant Cowbird                    Apr 11  Rancho Naturalista
Black-cowled Oriole              Apr 7   La Selva
Baltimore Oriole                 Apr 1   Hotel Bougainvillea
Yellow-billed Cacique            Apr 13  RN->SJ
Scarlet-rumped Cacique           Apr 7   La Selva
Chestnut-headed Oropendula       Apr 13  Rancho Naturalista
Montezuma Oropendula             Apr 6   La Selva
Yellow-bellied Siskin            Apr 9   Savegre

Wayne Fisher
Ann Arbor, Mich

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