Galleries 1
Collections 10
Groups 0
Created 3-May-15
A tour in late February to mid March to Costa Rica led by Steve Brookes of Wild Parrots up close. Well over 300 species of bird were seen and many photographed, as well as a good selection of the other wildlife.
Costa Rica is magnificent for wildlife, nearly a third of the country is protected as national park, with a very large area in the south which is largely inaccessible. Savegre valley is on the edge of this area.
Most of the identification and nomenclature are from Garrigues, Richard & Dean, Robert (2014) Birds of Costa Rica 2nd edition. publ Christopher Helm, London, 426pp ISBN 978 1-4729-1653-2. Another source is http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/home

White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa}

Visitors 7
10 photos
Created 28-May-15
Modified 28-May-15
White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa}

White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus hyperrhynchus) @ La Ensenada lodge Puntarenas CR © Paul Bartlett

Visitors 0
6 photos
Created 28-May-15
Modified 28-May-15
White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus hyperrhynchus) @ La Ensenada lodge Puntarenas CR © Paul Bartlett

Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)

Visitors 16
20 photos
Created 3-May-15
Modified 3-May-15
Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)

Brown-hooded Parrot (Pyrilia haematotis) @ Laguna Lagarto Lodge

Visitors 15
21 photos
Created 3-May-15
Modified 3-May-15
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pyrilia haematotis) @ Laguna Lagarto Lodge

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) at Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

Visitors 8
16 photos
Created 5-May-15
Modified 5-May-15
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) at Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)

Visitors 6
21 photos
Created 9-May-15
Modified 9-May-15
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)

Black-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)

Visitors 4
11 photos
Created 9-May-15
Modified 9-May-15
Black-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)

Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara (Aratinga) finschi) @ Santa Ana Mall

Visitors 7
9 photos
Created 7-May-15
Modified 7-May-15
Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara (Aratinga) finschi) @ Santa Ana Mall

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Visitors 15
36 photos
Created 10-May-15
Modified 10-May-15
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)

Visitors 1
14 photos
Created 11-May-15
Modified 11-May-15
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)