Traveling in Central America

A total of 45 species is included.

Traveling in Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica 2018:

2018-02-01 - 2018-03-30 in Central America
Monteverde is the first place I took actual bird tours through places in the cloud forest. Here every afternoon I was told that the resplendent quetzals had been there in the morning, but no longer around. Doctor Rick from my Spanish class had seen them on the chilly mountains further south, where villages have names like Siberia.

Lineated woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)


Lineated woodpecker cahal pech. 2018-02-04 15.57.04 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Masked tityra (Tityra semifasciata)


Cahal pech resort masked tityra tentative ID by Merlin. 2018-02-05 17.22.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Ocellated turkey / Pfauentruthuhn (Meleagris ocellata)

Alternate classification: Agriocharis ocellata

Ocellated turkey sign. 2018-02-07 11.30.46 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Ocellated turkey. 2018-02-07 11.57.56 Central America

Great curassow / Tuberkelhokko (Crax rubra)


Tikal great curassow. 2018-02-07 12.29.42 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Roadside hawk / Wegebussard (Buteo magnirostris)

Alternate classification: Falco magnirostris
Also known as: Grossschnabelbussard

Tikal roadside hawk. 2018-02-07 12.31.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Collared aracari / Halsbandarassari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


Tikal collared aracari. 2018-02-07 12.38.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Great-tailed grackle / Dohlengrackel (Quiscalus mexicanus)


Monteverde great tailed grackle female. 2018-02-12 16.47.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Merlin / Merlin (Falco columbarius)


Night tour - sleeping trogon, tenative ID by Merlin collared trogon. 2018-02-14 18.46.34 Central America Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Tropical kingbird / Trauertyrann (Tyrannus melancholicus)


Tropical kingbird. 2018-02-16 16.18.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto


Tropical kingbird tenative ID by Merlin, on post in Monteverde. 2018-02-16 16.20.06 Central America


Tropical kingbird tenative ID by Merlin, tail markings. 2018-02-16 16.21.26 Central America


Tropical kingbird tenative ID by Merlin , I had written redstart - on rooftop. 2018-02-16 16.21.36 Central America

Green-crowned brilliant / Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri (Heliodoxa jacula)


Cloud forest green crowned brilliant hummingbird in tree. 2018-02-17 11.03.54 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Lesser violetear / Berg-Veilchenohrkolibri (Colibri cyanotus)

Also known as: Green violetear

Cloud forest reserve - Lesser violetear and green crowned brilliants. 2018-02-17 11.04.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Mcfr hummingbird nest. 2018-02-17 13.14.44 Central America

Black-faced solitaire (Myadestes melanops)

Alternate classification: Myadestes ralloides melanops

Cloud forest black faced solitaire. 2018-02-17 13.24.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Lesser violetear / Berg-Veilchenohrkolibri (Colibri cyanotus)

Also known as: Green violetear

Green violetear and green crowned brilliants at cloud forest hummingbird feeder. 2018-02-17 18.04.19 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Black guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)


Curi cancha black guan. 2018-02-18 13.38.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Lesson's motmot (Momotus lessonii)


Curi cancha Lessons motmot in tree. 2018-02-18 13.52.46 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Blue-crowned motmot / Amazonasmotmot (Momotus momota)

Also known as: Amazonian motmot

Curi cancha blue crowned motmot in tree. 2018-02-18 13.52.48 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Lesser violetear / Berg-Veilchenohrkolibri (Colibri cyanotus)

Also known as: Green violetear

Curi cancha Lesser violetear hummingbird. 2018-02-18 14.03.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Great-tailed grackle / Dohlengrackel (Quiscalus mexicanus)


Great-tailed grackle. 2018-02-19 16.00.04 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Merlin / Merlin (Falco columbarius)


Monteverde Bullocks oriole tenative ID by Merlin. 2018-02-21 16.23.04 Central America Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Monteverde Bullocks oriole tenative ID by Merlin. 2018-02-21 16.25.10 Central America


Bullocks oriole tenative ID by Merlin, female? 2018-02-21 16.26.10 Central America

Black-faced solitaire (Myadestes melanops)

Alternate classification: Myadestes ralloides melanops

Skywalk black faced solitaire. 2018-02-22 15.24.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Hummingbird guide. 2018-02-24 12.13.46 Central America

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


La fortuna Great kiskadee tenatative ID w wings spread. 2018-02-26 10.15.18 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto


La fortuna Great kiskadee tenatative ID. 2018-02-26 10.15.22 Central America

Rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)

Alternate classification: Fringilla capensis

La fortuna rufous collared sparrow. 2018-02-26 10.16.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


Great kiskadee bird eating fruit. 2018-02-26 10.28.58 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Despacio toucan crossing. 2018-02-26 10.30.26 Central America

Crimson-collared tanager / Flammentangare (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus)


Crimson collared tanager. 2018-02-26 10.49.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Crested guan / Rostbauchguan (Penelope purpurascens)


La fortuna crested guan. 2018-02-26 10.56.06 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Passerini's tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)

Also known as: Scarlet-rumped tanager

La fortuna passerinis tanager pair. 2018-02-26 14.57.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Palm tanager (Thraupis palmarum)

Alternate classification: Tangara palmarum (Wied, 1821)

Arenal feeder palm tanager. 2018-02-27 12.23.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Golden-hooded tanager / Goldscheiteltangare (Tangara larvata)

Alternate classification: Stilpnia larvata

Arenal feeder golden-hooded tanager. 2018-02-27 12.26.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Arenal feeder montezuma oropendola landing. 2018-02-27 12.51.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Montezuma oropendola in flight. 2018-02-27 12.53.54 Central America


Arenal feeder 2 montezuma oropendolas in flight. 2018-02-27 12.53.54 Central America


Guan or whatever plus montezuma oropendola good pose. 2018-02-27 12.54.16 Central America

Great curassow / Tuberkelhokko (Crax rubra)


Arenal feeder great curassow female. 2018-02-27 12.54.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Arenal feeder great curassow male. 2018-02-27 12.56.14 Central America

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Arenal feeder montezuma oropendola in flight. 2018-02-27 12.58.00 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Arenal feeder montezuma oropendola in flight. 2018-02-27 12.58.04 Central America

Summer tanager (Piranga rubra)


Arenal feeder summer tanager tenatative ID. 2018-02-27 12.58.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

Arenal blue gray tanager. 2018-02-27 13.05.16 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Crested guan / Rostbauchguan (Penelope purpurascens)


Arenal feeder tree crested guan landing. 2018-02-27 13.06.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Palm tanager (Thraupis palmarum)

Alternate classification: Tangara palmarum (Wied, 1821)

Arenal feeder palm tanager. 2018-02-27 13.12.08 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Crested guan / Rostbauchguan (Penelope purpurascens)


Arenal feeder crested guan eats watermelon. 2018-02-27 13.15.42 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Arenal feeder 2 montezuma oropendolas - feed me. 2018-02-27 13.20.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Brown jay (Psilorhinus morio)

Alternate classification: Cyanocorax morio Wagler, 1829

Arenal feeder 2 brown jays. 2018-02-27 13.24.36 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Collared aracari / Halsbandarassari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


Arenal feeder collared aracari. 2018-02-27 13.45.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

Arenal feeder blue gray tanagers. 2018-02-27 13.46.18 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Collared aracari / Halsbandarassari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


Arena feeder collared aracari plus montezuma oropendola. 2018-02-27 13.46.42 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Pale-billed woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)


Arenal pale-billed woodpecker. 2018-02-27 15.51.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Cattle egret / Kuhreiher (Bubulcus ibis)

Alternate classification: Egretta ibis
Also known as: Western cattle egret

Arenal cattle w cattle egrets. 2018-02-27 16.42.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Keel-billed toucan / Fischertukan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)


Arenal keel billed toucan. 2018-02-28 08.53.58 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

White-necked jacobin / Weißnackenkolibri (Florisuga mellivora)


Arenal hummingbird tentative ID White-necked Jacobin. 2018-02-28 09.40.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Southern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)


Arenal hike southern rough-winged swallow tentative ID by Merlin. 2018-02-28 10.47.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)


Arenal hike turkey vultures. 2018-02-28 11.30.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

White-capped parrot / Weißkopfpapagei (Pionus senilis)

Also known as: White-crowned parrot

Arenal white-crowned parrot tentative ID by Merlin. 2018-03-01 06.54.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Western wood-pewee (Contopus sordidulus)


Arenal western wood-pewee tentative ID by Merlin. 2018-03-01 07.50.38 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


Lava hike Great kiskadee tenatative ID. 2018-03-01 16.59.24 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Tropical kingbird / Trauertyrann (Tyrannus melancholicus)


Lava hike tropical kingbird. 2018-03-01 16.59.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Clay-colored robin (Turdus grayi)

Alternate classification: Turdus grayii
Also known as: Clay-colored thrush

Lava hike clay colored thrush? national bird. 2018-03-01 17.09.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Merlin / Merlin (Falco columbarius)


Arenal lava hike parrot? merlin no help. 2018-03-01 17.10.30 Central America Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Baird's trogon (Trogon bairdii)


Uvita bairds trogon. 2018-03-05 13.36.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Uvita bairds trogon. 2018-03-05 13.37.00 Central America

Passerini's tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)

Also known as: Scarlet-rumped tanager

Passerinis tanager. 2018-03-06 08.00.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

Alternate classification: Psittacus macao

La tarde 3 scarlet macaws in tree our first morning. 2018-03-09 06.31.28 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


La Tarde scarlet macaws in tree. 2018-03-09 06.34.58 Central America

Great tinamou (Tinamus major)


La tarde great tinamou tenative ID by Merlin. 2018-03-09 12.58.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Rufous-tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

Alternate classification: Trochilus tzacatl

La tarde rufous-tailed hummingbird. 2018-03-10 07.58.50 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Sandwich tern / Brandseeschwalbe (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

Alternate classification: Sterna sandvicensis

La tarde 5 sandwich terns tenative ID by Merlin. 2018-03-11 06.35.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Ruddy ground dove / Rosttäubchen (Columbina talpacoti)

Alternate classification: Columbigallina talpacoti

La tarde ruddy ground dove tentative ID. 2018-03-11 09.38.10 Central America Profile Wikipedia Audubon Xeno-Canto

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

Alternate classification: Psittacus macao

La tarde 5 scarlet macaws in a tree. 2018-03-11 09.47.24 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


La tarde 5 scarlet macaws in a tree. 2018-03-11 09.48.00 Central America


La tarde 5 scarlet macaws in a tree one flying. 2018-03-11 09.49.30 Central America


La tarde 2 scarlet macaws flying out of tree. 2018-03-11 09.49.44 Central America

Black-crested coquette / Schwarzschopfelfe (Lophornis helenae)


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.53.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.53.44 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.55.42 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.55.56 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.55.58 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.56.50 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. 2018-03-11 09.56.58 Central America

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

Alternate classification: Psittacus macao

La tarde last scarlet macaw. 2018-03-11 10.00.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


La tarde last scarlet macaw. 2018-03-11 10.00.20 Central America

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

La tarde blue gray tanager. 2018-03-11 10.45.48 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


La tarde blue gray tanager flying off. 2018-03-11 10.45.50 Central America

Gray-capped flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis)


La tarde last morning gray-capped flycatcher. 2018-03-11 10.56.34 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Crimson-fronted parakeet (Psittacara finschi)

Alternate classification: Conurus finschi

City parrots in San Jose, Costa Rica, tentative iD crimson-fronted parakeet,. 2018-03-16 15.50.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto