Traveling in Central America

A total of 27 species is included.

Traveling in Panama and Costa Rica 2020:

2020-02-01 - 2020-03-27 in Central America
Traveling here was an amazing experience at seeing birds: most dramatically seeing a family of resplendent quetzals at the Pipeline Trail, but also spending every morning at Frank's on the Pacific (Montezuma oropendolas!) or in Manzanilla on the Caribbean and watching one bird after another pass by.

Crimson-backed tanager / Scharlachbauchtangare (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)


Crimson-backed tanager gamboa town. 2020-02-17 17.52.16 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

Blue gray tanager. 2020-02-18 09.21.16 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Red-crowned woodpecker / Rotkappenspecht (Melanerpes rubricapillus)


Red crowned woodpecker. 2020-02-18 09.37.00 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Crimson-backed tanager / Scharlachbauchtangare (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)


Crimson-backed tanager. 2020-02-18 10.48.22 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Golden-hooded tanager / Goldscheiteltangare (Tangara larvata)

Alternate classification: Stilpnia larvata

Golden-hooded tanager on telephone wire. 2020-02-18 10.52.28 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Keel-billed toucan / Fischertukan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)


Keel billed toucan. 2020-02-19 06.49.02 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Fasciated tiger heron / Streifenreiher (Tigrisoma fasciatum)

Also known as: Fasciated tiger-heron

Fasciated tiger heron. 2020-02-19 06.59.06 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Keel-billed toucan / Fischertukan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)


Two keel billed toucans. 2020-02-19 07.10.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Black-billed whistling duck / Kubapfeifgans (Dendrocygna arborea)

Also known as: West indian whistling-duck

Black billed whistling duck. 2020-02-19 07.35.22 Central America Profile Wikipedia Audubon Xeno-Canto

Red-throated ant-tanager (Habia fuscicauda)


Red throated ant tanager maybe. 2020-02-19 07.46.46 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Roadside hawk / Wegebussard (Buteo magnirostris)

Alternate classification: Falco magnirostris
Also known as: Grossschnabelbussard

Roadside hawk. 2020-02-19 10.02.22 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Red-lored amazon / Rotstirnamazone (Amazona autumnalis)

Alternate classification: Psittacus autumnalis
Also known as: Red-lored parrot

Probably red-lored amazons flying gamboa. 2020-02-19 17.41.24 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Red-lored amazon eating blossoms. 2020-02-19 17.42.00 Central America

Streaked flycatcher / Südlicher Fleckenmaskentyrann (Myiodynastes maculatus)


Streaked flycatcher. 2020-02-20 14.53.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Red-legged honeycreeper / Türkisnaschvogel (Cyanerpes cyaneus)


Red-legged honeycreeper. 2020-02-21 07.42.10 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Montezuma oropendola from below. 2020-03-02 08.20.18 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto
♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-03-02 22.02.35 (song?)

Squirrel cuckoo / Eichhornkuckkuck (Piaya cayana)


Squirrel cuckoo. 2020-03-04 09.26.50 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Resplendent quetzal / Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)


Resplendent quetzal. 2020-03-04 10.43.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Resplendent quetzal. 2020-03-04 10.44.02 Central America

Cattle egret / Kuhreiher (Bubulcus ibis)

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

Cow-plus-cattle egret. 2020-03-07 15.17.34 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)


Brown pelican tentative ID. 2020-03-08 13.27.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Montezuma Oropendola nests on Bastimentos Island, Panama. 2020-03-10 12.04.06 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Montezuma Oropendola building a nest on Bastimentos Island, Panama. 2020-03-10 12.06.54 Central America

Green-breasted mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)

Alternate classification: Trochilus prevostii

Funky bird on Bastimentos Island, Panama, possibly green-breasted mango. 2020-03-10 12.07.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Montezuma Oropendola nests on Bastimentos Island, Panama. 2020-03-10 15.38.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Montezuma Oropendola with nests on Bastimentos Island, Panama. 2020-03-10 15.38.48 Central America

Squirrel cuckoo / Eichhornkuckkuck (Piaya cayana)


Squirrel cuckoo in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 08.12.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Squirrel cuckoo in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 08.13.08 Central America

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


Great kiskadee in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.01.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto


Great kiskadee in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.01.56 Central America

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

Blue gray tanager in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.08.18 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Blue gray tanager in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.08.20 Central America


Blue gray tanager in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.08.22 Central America

Black-cowled oriole / Gelbschultertrupial (Icterus prosthemelas)

Alternate classification: Icterus dominicensis prosthemelas

Black-cowled oriole in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.34.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Red tanager in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.50.02 Central America

Black-striped woodcreeper / Tränen-Baumsteiger (Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus)


Black-striped woodcreeper in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 09.50.48 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Mealy parrot / Mülleramazone (Amazona farinosa)

Alternate classification: Psittacus farinosus

Possibly mealy parrots in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-12 17.25.08 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Keel-billed toucan / Fischertukan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)


Keel billed toucan in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-13 06.51.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto


Keel billed toucan in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-13 06.51.18 Central America

Yellow-crowned night heron / Krabbenreiher (Nyctanassa violacea)

Also known as: Yellow-crowned night-heron

Juvenile Yellow-crowned night heron in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-13 08.59.00 Central America Profile Wikipedia Audubon Xeno-Canto


Yellow-crowned night heron in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-13 09.00.32 Central America

Bird in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-14 13.14.20 Central America


Hummingbird in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-14 16.10.36 Central America

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


Probably great kiskadee in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. 2020-03-15 09.21.54 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Audubon Xeno-Canto

Boat-billed heron / Kahnschnabel (Cochlearius cochlearius)

Alternate classification: Cochlearius cochlearia

Boat billed heron in Cahuita, Costa Rica. 2020-03-17 16.57.49 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto

Black-and-white owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata)


Black-and-white owl near Punta Cahuita in Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica. 2020-03-18 10.22.31 Central America Profile Wikipedia eBird Xeno-Canto