Possible Species

Turquoise-browed Motmot

The following is a list of species that we might encounter based on our itinerary.  To see photos taken on previous trips please look HERE.



Great Tinamou

Little Tinamou

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Muscovy Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Gray-headed Chachalaca

Crested Guan

Crested Bobwhite

Lest Grebe


Wood Stork

Neotropic Cormorant


Pinnated Bittern

Fasciated Tiger-Heron

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Agami Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Boat-billed Heron

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Green Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

King Vulture


White-tailed Kite

Hook-billed Kite

Gray-headed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Black Hawk-Eagle

Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Black-collared Hawk

Snail Kite

Double-toothed Kite

Common Black Hawk

Great Black Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Barred Hawk

Harris’s Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

White Hawk

Gray Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk


Yellow-breasted Crake

White-throated Crake

Gray-breasted Crake

Russet-naped Wood-Rail

Gray-cowled Wood-Rail

Uniform Crake

Purple Gallinule



Double-striped Thick-knee

Black-necked Stilt

Southern Lapwing

Collared Plover

Northern Jacana

Least Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Rock Pigeon

Scaled Pigeon

Red-billed Pigeon

Short-billed Pigeon

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

Plain-breasted Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Gray-chested Dove

Gray-headed Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Groove-billed Ani

Striped Cuckoo

Lesser Ground-Cuckoo

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Pacific Screech-Owl

Crested Owl

Spectacled Owl

Central American Pygmy-Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Mottled Owl

Black-and-white Owl

Striped Owl

Common Pauraque

Great Potoo

Chestnut-collared Swift

White-collared Swift

Vaux’s Swift

Gray-rumped Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

White-necked Jacobin

Bronzy Hermit

Band-tailed Barbthroat

Green Hermit

Long-billed Hermit

Stripe-throated Hermit

Brown Violetear

Lesser Violetear

Purple-crowned Fairy

Green-breasted Mango

Green Thorntail

Black-crested Coquette

Green-crowned Brilliant

Long-billed Starthroat

Plain-capped Starthroat

Canivet’s Emerald

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Violet Sabrewing

Bronze-tailed Plumleteer

Crowned Woodnymph

Black-bellied Hummingbird

Coppery-headed Emerald


Blue-chested Hummingbird

Steely-vented Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Blue-throated Goldentail

Slaty-tailed Trogon

Black-headed Trogon

Gartered Trogon

Black-throated Trogon

Elegant Trogon

Orange-bellied Trogon

Collared Trogon

Lesson’s Motmot

Tody Motmot

Rufous Motmot

Keel-billed Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

American Pygmy Kingfisher

White-necked Puffbird

White-fronted Nunbird

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

Collared Aracari

Yellow-eared Toucanet

Yellow-throated Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan

Olivaceous Piculet

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Hoffmann’s Woodpecker

Smoky-brown Woodpecker

Rufous-winged Woodpecker

Golden-olive Woodpecker

Cinnamon Woodpecker

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Barred Forest-Falcon

Collared Forest-Falcon

Crested Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

Laughing Falcon

Bat Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Brown-hooded Parrot

White-crowned Parrot

Red-lored Parrot

Yellow-naped Parrot

Mealy Parrot

Olive-throated Parakeet

Orange-fronted Parakeet

Great Green Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Crimson-fronted Parakeet

Fasciated Antshrike

Great Antshrike

Barred Antshrike

Black-crowned Antshrike

Russet Antshrike

Plain Antvireo

Streak-crowned Antvireo

Slaty Antwren

Dusky Antbird

Bare-crowned Antbird

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Dull-mantled Antbird

Zeledon’s Antbird

Bicolored Antbird

Spotted Antbird

Ocellated Antbird

Thicket Antpitta

Black-faced Antthrush

Olivaceous Woodcreeper

Ruddy Woodcreeper

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Northern Barred Woodcreeper

Cocoa Woodcreeper

Ivory-billed Woodcreeper

Spotted Woodcreeper

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper

Plain Xenops

Lineated Foliage-gleaner

Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner

Northern Beardless Tyrannulet

Yellow Tyrannulet

Greenish Elaenia

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

Slaty-capped Flycatcher

Paltry Tyrannulet

Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant

Northern Bentbill

Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher

Eye-ringed Flatbill

Yellow-olive Flycatcher

Western Wood-Pewee

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Tropical Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Long-tailed Tyrant

Bright-rumped Attila

Rufous Mourner

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Nutting’s Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Gray-capped Flycatcher

White-ringed Flycatcher

Golden-bellied Flycatcher

Streaked Flycatcher

Piratic Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Bare-necked Umbrellabird

Long-tailed Manakin

White-ruffed Manakin

White-collared Manakin

Black-crowned Tityra

Masked Tityra

Northern Schiffornis

Cinnamon Becard

Rose-throated Becard

Tawny-crowned Greenlet

Lesser Greenlet

Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-green Vireo

White-throated Magpie-Jay

Brown Jay

Blue-and-white Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Gray-breasted Martin

Mangrove Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Nightingale Wren

House Wren

Band-backed Wren

Rufous-naped Wren

Spot-breasted Wren

Black-throated Wren

Banded Wren

Rufous-and-white Wren

Stripe-breasted Wren

Cabanis’s Wren

Canebrake Wren

Bay Wren

White-breasted Wood-Wren

Song Wren

Tawny-faced Gnatwren

Long-billed Gnatwren

White-lored Gnatcatcher

Tropical Gnatcatcher

Clay-colored Thrush

White-throated Thrush

Tropical Mockingbird

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Olive-crowned Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Tropical Parula

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Rufous-capped Warbler

Golden-crowned Warbler

Buff-rumped Warbler

Gray-headed Tanager

White-shouldered Tanager

Tawny-crested Tanager

White-lined Tanager

White-throated Shrike-Tanager

Crimson-collared Tanager

Passerini’s Tanager

Blue-and-gold Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager

Palm Tanager

Speckled Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager

Rufous-winged Tanager

Bay-headed Tanager

Emerald Tanager

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis

Blue Dacnis

Shining Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Green Honeycreeper

Black-and-yellow Tanager

Blue-black Grassquit

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

Thick-billed Seed-Finch

Nicaraguan Seed-Finch

Variable Seedeater

White-collared Seedeater


Yellow-faced Grassquit

Buff-throated Saltator

Black-headed Saltator

Grayish Saltator

Slate-colored Grosbeak

Common Chlorospingus

Stripe-headed Sparrow

Olive Sparrow

Black-striped Sparrow

Orange-billed Sparrow

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Hepatic Tanager

Summer Tanager

Red-crowned Ant-tanager

Red-throated Ant-tanager

Carmiol’s Tanager

Black-faced Grosbeak

Blue-black Grosbeak


Eastern Meadowlark

Red-breasted Meadowlark

Yellow-billed Cacique

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

Scarlet-rumped Cacique

Black-cowled Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Red-winged Blackbird

Bronzed Cowbird

Melodious Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Nicaraguan Grackle

Golden-browed Chlorophonia

Scrub Euphonia

Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Yellow-throated Euphonia

Olive-backed Euphonia

Tawny-capped Euphonia

House Sparrow