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COSTA RICA!
Classic Central Tour

March 5 - 16, 2012
Trip Highlights & Photos


LEADERS:  Steve Bird & Gina Nichol
Tour operated by Zoothera Global Birding. 

TRIP REPORT & SPECIES LIST (PDF)>


HIGHLIGHTS & A FEW MAGIC MOMENTS:

  • Incredible views of a pair of Resplendent Quetzals bringing food to a chick in a nest
  • Scarlet Macaws feeding at point blank range
  • Snowcap male and female feeding at close range
  • Red-capped and Blue-crowned Manakins bathing in a stream
  • A pair Costa Rican Pygmy Owls (one each of the brown and rufous color morphs)
  • A pair of Spectacled Owls mating!
  • Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Long-tailed and Black-and-yellow Silky Flycathers, Green Shrike Vireo, Turquoise-browed Motmot
  • Painted Buntings a plenty!
  • Good views of Gray-breasted Wood Wren
  • Sungrebe from the La Selva "Stone" bridge
    (Thanks Flat Stanley!)
  • 386 bird species recording during the trip!

Photo Highlights  ALL PHOTOS © GINA NICHOL
Start here to click through the slides >> or click the photos below.

Click here to see Jim Moore's photos on flickr>>

Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
Spectacled Owls
Spectacled Owls
Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
Fasciated Tiger Heron
Fasciated Tiger Heron
Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Black-mandibled Toucan
Black-mandibled Toucan
Oranged-chinned Parakeet
Oranged-chinned Parakeet
Porterweed
Porterweed
Strawberry Poison Dart Frog
Strawberry Poison Dart Frog
Fasciated Tiger Heron
Fasciated Tiger Heron
Yellow-headed Caracara
Yellow-headed Caracara
Royal Flycatcher
Royal Flycatcher
Broad-billed Motmot
Broad-billed Motmot

All photos © Gina Nichol


Costa Rica: Sunrise over Nicoya Peninsula


Costa Rica sunset