|Teel Biled Toucan|
It is always a sad time every spring when I reluctantly take down
|Great Egret, Tortuguero|
|Blue-Grey Tanager, Serapiqui|
During two long layovers on our way home, Veronica patiently reviewed all my 3000+ images from the trip, identifying the birds, while I entered the names into my Lightroom Metadata. She saved me hours of time wading through my Costa Rican wildlife guides.
|Little Blue Heron|
What follows is a gallery of just some of Central America's feathery fauna. Hopefully it will encourage some of you to tour Costa Rica's amazing environments, but I also assembled this article as a way of refreshing my own memory. I hate when I have to describe these majestic animals as: "pretty red bird", "pretty blue bird", ".... etc".
Tortuguero is along Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast and next to a large tropical Rainforest preserve. On hikes and boat trips through the forest we had our first intense exposure to the diverse wildlife of the region, especially the birds.
|Juvenile Black Hawk|
|Chestnut Mandibled Toucan|
|Bare Throated Tiger Heron|
|Yellow Crown Night Heron|
Located on the Sarapiqui River the Sarpiqui Lodge was a great place for white water rafting and touring a Banana Plantation, but it was also rich with rainforest birds.
|Red legged HoneyCreeper|
|Sangerado Valley Mist|
The Chirio Valley in the central highlands of the Talamanca Mountain Range of Costa Rica is an isolated area of pristine cloud forest with its own ecosystem and unusual birds including the famous Resplendent Quetzal.
|Black Throated Trogon|
|Tail on the Blue-Crowned Motmot|
|Distant Resplendent Quetzil|
Thanks to Veronica I guess I am now an official Birder.
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