Friday, February 20, 2009

Bird Nerd Stuff

So here's a list (I said list) of the birds we saw in Costa Rica in. 204 species in 28 days, ahem, without binoculars is pretty cool I think. We saw 16 endemic birds, which is pretty lucky too.

Here goes:

Great Tinamou
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Crested Guan
Crested Currasow ( we probably saw about 8-10 of these guys. love their 'moo')
Brown Booby
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebird
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Boat-billed Heron
White Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
King Vulture
Swallow-tailed Kite
Crane Hawk
Mangrove Black-Hawk (had a nest near out tent)
Roadside Hawk (also had a nest near our tent)
Gray Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
Yellow-throated Caracara
Laughing Falcon (crazy sounding!)
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Double-striped Thick-knee (so cool looking!)
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Northern Jacana
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Rock Pigeon
Pale-vented Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Blue Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
Gray-headed Dove
Orange-fronted Parakeet
Scarlet Macaw (in the wild - AWESOME!)
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Red-fronted Parrolet
White-crowned Parrot
White-fronted Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Mealy Parrot
Squirrel Cuckoo
Mangrove CUckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Striped Owl
Short-tailed Nighthawk
Common Pauraque
Rufous Nightjar
Northern Potoo!
White-collared Swift
Costa Rican Swift
Green Hermit
Violet Saberwing
White-necked Jacobin
Green Violet Ear
Canivet's Emerald
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Striped-tailed Hummingbird
Coppery-headed Emerald
Purple-throated Mountain-Gem
Green-crowned Brilliant
Magenta-throated Woodstar
Black-headed Trogon
Elegant Trogon
Collared Trogon
Black-throated Trogon
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Blue-crowned Motmot
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Ringed Kingfisher
Amason Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
White-whiskered Puffbird (one of my favorites, he was just so adorable)
Emerald Toucanet
Fiery-billed Aracari (wish i had a picture of this guy!)
Chetnut-mandibled Toucan
Golden-napped Woodpecker (also adorable)
Red-crowned Woodpecker
Hoffman's Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Red-faced Spinetail
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Black-striped Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Barred Antshrike
Black-hooded Antshrike
Western Slaty-Antshrike
Dot-winged Antwren
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Streak-chested Antpita (goofy guys)
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Common Tody-Flyatcher
Yellow-olive Flycather
Golden-crowned Spadebill
Tufted Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Nutting's Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Gray-capped Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Rugous Piha
Cinnamon Becard
Masked Tityra
Black-crowned Tityra
Blue-crowned Manakin (awwwww)
Philadelphia Vireo
White-throated Magpie-Jay
Brown Jay
Azure-hooded Jay
Gray-breasted Martin
Mangrove Swallow
Blue-and-white Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Rufous-naped Wren
Riverside Wren
Banded Wren
Plain Wren
House Wren
Ochraceous Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren
White-lored Gnatcatcher
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Mountain Robin
Clay-colored Robin
White-throated Robin
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Slated-throated Redstart
Collared Redstart
Rufous-capped Warbler
Three-striped Warbler
Common Bush-Tananger
Gray-headed Tananger
White-throated Shrike-Tanager
White-lined Tanager
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Passerini's Tanager
Cherrie's Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Silver-throated Tanager
Spangle-cheeked Tanager
Red-legged Honeycreeper (so itty bitty)
Blue-black Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Orange-billed Sparrow (wish i got a photo of them too)
Black-striped Sparrow
Stripe-headed Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Buff-throated Salator
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Streak-backed oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Yellow-billed Cacique
Montezuma Oropendola
Yellow-throated Euphonia
House Sparrow


Sunny said...

Why didn't you take binos with you? Who goes to Costa Rica without binos. I think you need to put those bird names in alphabetical order.

Johnny Nutcase said...

yes, very peculiar, isn't it. hmm. i just really hope those people who got to use those binoculars while we were gone got to enjoy them to the fullest capacity. that's all i can hope for. you know?