Possible Species

Barred Antshrike

The following are species we have typically seen on this trip.


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Gray-headed Chachalaca

Crested Guan

Black Guan

Great Curassow

Wood Stork

Neotropic Cormorant


Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Great Egret

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

King Vulture

Swallow-tailed Kite

Roadside Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk


Pale-vented Pigeon

Red-billed Pigeon

Ruddy Pigeon

Ruddy Ground-Dove

Groove-billed Ani

Squirrel Cuckoo

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Common Pauraque

Dusky Nightjar

Gray-rumped Swift

White-collared Swift

White-necked Jacobin

Band-tailed Barbthroat

Green Hermit

Long-billed Hermit

Stripe-throated Hermit

Lesser Violetear

Purple-crowned Fairy

Green-breasted Mango

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Green Thorntail

Black-crested Coquette

Green-crowned Brilliant

Talamanca Hummingbird

Fiery-throated Hummingbird

White-throated Mountain-gem

Volcano Hummingbird

Scintillant Hummingbird

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Violet Sabrewing

Crowned Woodnymph

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Coppery-headed Emerald


Blue-chested Hummingbird

Resplendent Quetzal

Slaty-tailed Trogon

Gartered Trogon

Black-throated Trogon

Collared Trogon

Lesson’s Motmot

Rufous Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

Red-headed Barbet

Northern Emerald Toucanet

Collared Aracari

Yellow-throated Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan

Olivaceous Piculet

Acorn Woodpecker

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Yellow-headed Caracara

Mealy Parrot

Sulphur-winged Parakeet

Great Green Macaw

Fasciated Antshrike

Barred Antshrike

Black-crowned Antshrike

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Northern Barred Woodcreeper

Cocoa Woodcreeper

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Plain Xenops

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Torrent Tyrannulet

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

Paltry Tyrannulet

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Tropical Pewee

Yellowish Flycatcher

Black-capped Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Long-tailed Tyrant

Bright-rumped Attila

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Boat-billed Flycatcher

White-ringed Flycatcher

Golden-bellied Flycatcher

Piratic Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

White-collared Manakin

Red-capped Manakin

Black-crowned Tityra

Masked Tityra

Cinnamon Becard

Lesser Greenlet

Brown Jay

Blue-and-white Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Gray-breasted Martin

House Wren

Ochraceous Wren

Band-backed Wren

Black-throated Wren

White-breasted Wood-Wren

Tropical Gnatcatcher

American Dipper

Black-faced Solitaire

Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush

Wood Thrush

Dooty Thrush

Mountain Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

Flame-throated Warbler

Black-cheeked Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Olive-crowned Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Tropical Parula

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Buff-rumped Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Collared Redstart

White-lined Tanager

Passerini’s Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager

Palm Tanager

Speckled Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager

Spangle-cheeked Tanager

Plain-colored Tanager

Bay-headed Tanager

Silver-throated Tanager

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Green Honeycreeper

Slaty Flowerpiercer

Blue-black Grassquit

Variable Seedeater


Yellow-faced Grassquit

Buff-throated Saltator

Black-headed Saltator

Sooty-capped Chlorospingus

Common Chlorospingus

Black-striped Sparrow

Orange-billed Sparrow

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Large-footed Finch

Yellow-thighed Finch

Dusky-faced Tanager

Summer Tanager

Flame-colored Tanager

Red-throated Ant-Tanager

Black-faced Grosbeak

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

Scarlet-rumped Cacique

Black-cowled Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Melodious Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Olive-backed Euphonia





The following are species that we have occasionally seen on this trip.


Great Tinamou

Little Tinamou

Spotted Wood-Quail

Fasciated Tiger-Heron

Agami Heron

Boat-billed Heron

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Hook-billed Kite

Gray-headed Kite

Black Hawk-Eagle

Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Black-collared Hawk

Snail Kite

Double-toothed Kite

Crane Hawk

Common Black Hawk

Bicolored Hawk

White Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk


White-throated Crake

Russet-naped Wood-Rail

Purple Gallinule


Double-striped Thick-knee

Southern Lapwing

Collared Plover

Northern Jacana

Ruddy Quail-Dove

Olive-backed Quail-Dove

Striped Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo

Pacific Screech-Owl

Tropical Screech-Owl

Crested Owl

Spectacled Owl

Costa Rican Pygmy Owl

Central American Pygmy Owl

Mottled Owl

Black-and-white Owl

Striped Owl

Short-tailed Nighthawk

Great Potoo

Common Potoo

Vaux’s Swift

Costa Rican Swift

Chestnut-collared Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

Long-billed Starthroat

Plain-capped Starthroat

White-bellied Mountain-gem

Purple-throated Mountain-gem

Tody Motmot

Keel-billed Motmot

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

American Pygmy Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

White-necked Puffbird

Pied Puffbird

White-whiskered Puffbird

White-fronted Nunbird

Prong-billed Barbet

Fiery-billed Aracari

Yellow-eared Toucanet

Hoffmann’s Woodpecker

Smoky-brown Woodpecker

Golden-olive Woodpecker

Cinnamon Woodpecker

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker

Barred Forest-Falcon

Collared Forest-Falcon

Laughing Falcon

Bat Falcon

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Brown-hooded Parrot

White-crowned Parrot

Olive-throated Parakeet

Scarlet Macaw

Crimson-fronted Parakeet

Great Antshrike

Plain Antvireo

Dot-winged Antwren

Dusky Antbird

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Bicolored Antbird

Spotted Antbird

Ocellated Antbird

Black-faced Antthrush

Silvery-fronted Tapaculo

Snowy Cotinga

Lovely Cotinga

White-winged Becard