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We've seen over 400 species of birds along our route in Costa Rica (Hotel Bougainvillea, Carara National Park, Savegre Valley, and Rancho Naturalista), including the following.  As usual, some are common, some less common, and some fairly rare.

Black-bellied whistling-duck
Muscovy duck
Little tinamou
Great tinamou
Gray-headed chachalaca
Black guan
Crested guan
Spotted wood-quail
Boat-billed heron
Bare-throated tiger-heron
Magnificent frigatebird
Northern jacana 
King vulture
Swallow-tailed kite
Hook-billed kite
Double-toothed kite
Plumbeous kite
Bicolored hawk
Crane hawk
White hawk
Great black hawk
Roadside hawk
Broad-winged hawk
Short-tailed hawk
Zone-tailed hawk
Black hawk eagle
Ornate hawk eagle
Striped cuckoo
Squirrel cuckoo

Dusky nightjar
Common potoo
Spectacled owl
Costa Rican pygmy-owl
Ferruginous pygmy-owl
Mottled owl 
White-collared swift
Costa Rican swift
Stripe-throated hermit
Green hermit
Long-billed hermit
Bronzy hermit
White-necked jacobin
Green-breasted mango
Purple-crowned fairy
Crowned woodnymph
Scaly-breasted hummingbird
Rufous-tailed hummingbird
Fiery-throated hummingbird
Black-crested coquette
Mangrove hummingbird
Scintillant hummingbird
Volcano hummingbird
Green thorntail
Purple-throated mountain-gem
White-throated mountain-gem
Violet sabrewing
Bronze-tailed plumeleteer
Green-crowned brilliant
Blue-throated goldentail
Black-headed trogon
Gartered  trogon
Collared trogon
Slaty-tailed trogon
Baird’s trogon
Black-throated trogon
Resplendent quetzal
Turquoise-browed motmot
Lesson's (Blue-crowned) motmot
Rufous motmot
Broad-billed motmot
Ringed kingfisher
Green kingfisher
Rufous-tailed jacamar
White-whiskered puffbird
Fiery-billed aracari
Collared aracari
Keel-billed toucan
Yellow-throated toucan
Northern emerald toucanet
Black-cheeked woodpecker
Hoffman’s woodpecker
Golden-olive woodpecker
Rufous-winged woodpecker
Lineated woodpecker
Pale-billed woodpecker
Plain xenops
Ruddy treerunner
Streak-chested treehunter
Buffy tuftedcheek
Spotted barbtail
Scaly-throated foliage-gleaner  
Buff-throated foliage-gleaner

Lineated foliage-gleaner
Plain-brown woodcreeper
Olivaceous woodcreeper
Wedge-billed woodcreeper
Northern barred woodcreeper
Tawny-winged woodcreeper
Cocoa woodcreeper
Spotted woodcreeper
Streak-headed woodcreeper
Brown-billed scythebill

Barred antshrike
Great antshrike
Black-hooded antshrike
Russet antshrike
Plain antvireo
Dot-winged antwren
White-flanked antwren
Checker-throated antwren
Slaty antwren
Dusky antbird
Chestnut-backed antbird
Dull-mantled antbird
Bicolored antbird
Spotted antbird 
Scaled antpitta
Greenish elaenia                      
Mountain elaenia                      
Yellow-bellied elaenia                          
Southern beardless-tyrannulet  
Torrent tyrannulet
Yellow tyrannulet              
Ochre-bellied flycatcher           
Northern bentbill                      
Slaty-capped flycatcher            
Scale-crested pygmy-tyrant     
Tawny-chested flycatcher

Common tody-flycatcher         
Yellow-olive flycatcher            
Royal flycatcher                                  
Sulphur-rumped flycatcher       
Ruddy-tailed flycatcher            
Yellow-bellied flycatcher                      
Yellowish flycatcher                
Black-capped flycatcher
Tropical pewee                        
Ochraceous pewee
Dark pewee
Tufted flycatcher                     
Rufous mourner   
Piratic flycatcher                     
Social flycatcher  
Gray-capped flycatcher
Great kiskadee                        
Streaked flycatcher      
Golden-bellied flycatcher          
Boat-billed flycatcher               
Tropical kingbird                                  
Dusky-capped flycatcher                             

Panama flycatcher    
Great crested flycatcher  
Bright-rumped attila  
Rufous piha   
Masked tityra
Black-crowned tityra    
Red-capped manakin
Blue-crowned manakin
Orange-collared manakin
White-collared manakin
White-ruffed manakin
Long-tailed manakin
Gray-headed piprites
Cinnamon becard
White-winged becard
Rose-throated becard
Yellow-throated vireo
Yellow-green vireo
Brown-capped vireo
Yellow-winged vireo
Scrub greenlet
Lesser greenlet
Tawny-crowned greenlet
Green shrike-vireo
Rufous-browed peppershrike
Brown jay
White-throated magpie-jay
Gray-breasted martin
Blue-and-white swallow
Mangrove swallow
Band-backed wren  
Rufous-naped wren               

Rufous-breasted wren             
Riverside wren
Cabanis' (Plain) wren
Rufous-and-white wren          
Black-throated wren  
Stripe-breasted wren 

House wren                            
Ochraceous wren                   
Timberline wren
White-breasted wood-wren
Gray-breasted wood-wren
Long-billed gnatwren
Tropical gnatcatcher
Ruddy-capped nightingale-thrush
Black-billed nightingale-thrush
Swainson’s thrush
Wood thrush
Black-faced solitaire
Sooty robin
Mountain robin
Clay-colored thrush                 
Long-tailed silky-flycatcher
Black-and-yellow silky-flycatcher
Worm-eating warbler                          
Northern waterthrush              
Louisiana waterthrush   
Golden-winged warbler          

Black-and-white warbler                    
Tropical parula                        
Flame-throated warbler          

Hooded warbler 
Kentucky warbler         
Mourning warbler                       

American redstart                   
Yellow warbler                                   
Chestnut-sided warbler                       
Magnolia warbler                    
Black-throated green warbler 
Blackburnian warbler                                    
Yellow-throated warbler         
Rufous-capped warbler                      
Golden-crowned warbler        
Black-cheeked warbler

Canada warbler                                  
Slate-throated redstart            
Collared redstart
Buff-rumped warbler              
Gray-headed tanager              
White-shouldered tanager                   
White-lined tanager                
Crimson-collared tanager        
Passerini's tanager                  
Cherrie’s tanager
Blue-gray tanager                   
Palm tanager                          
Emerald tanager                     
Speckled tanager                    
Spangle-cheeked tanager
Silver-throated tanager                       
Bay-headed tanager               
Golden-hooded tanager          
Blue dacnis                             
Green honeycreeper               
Shining honeycreeper                          
Red-legged honeycreeper
Slaty flowerpiercer
Blue-black grassquit                           
White-collared seedeater        
Variable seedeater   
Yellow-bellied seedeater               

Thick-billed seed-finch                       
Yellow-faced grassquit                       
Buff-throated saltator  
Grayish saltator                       
Black-headed saltator             
White-naped brushfinch        
Large-footed finch
Yellow-thighed finch
Chestnut-capped brushfinch  
Orange-billed sparrow                
Black-striped sparrow
White-eared ground-sparrow 
Rufous-collared sparrow 
Stripe-headed sparrow        

Volcano junco
Common chlorospingus
Sooty-capped chlorospingus
Summer tanager                     
Scarlet tanager                                   
Flame-colored tanager  
White-winged tanager          

Red-throated ant-tanager       
Carmiol's (Olive) tanager        
Black-faced grosbeak             
Rose-breasted grosbeak         
Black-thighed grosbeak
Blue-black grosbeak               
Blue grosbeak                                    
Eastern meadowlark               
Melodious blackbird               
Great-tailed grackle     
Bronzed cowbird           

Giant cowbird                         
Orchard oriole                        
Black-cowled oriole               
Baltimore oriole                                  
Yellow-billed cacique
Scarlet-rumped cacique                                 
Montezuma oropendola          
Chestnut-headed oropendola  
Yellow-crowned euphonia
Spot-crowned euphonia
Scrub euphonia             
Yellow-throated euphonia                   
Olive-backed euphonia                       
Tawny-capped euphonia
Golden-browed chlorophonia


Last updated: March 24, 2018.