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GRAND COSTA RICA TOUR

Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:16 days, 15 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$5650
Group Price:$4995
Single Suppl:$650
Est #Species:450-500
Pace:Moderate
Difficulty:Moderate
* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.

List of species possible on this tour that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or occur only locally (LC) in the country. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Great TinamouTinamus major NT
2Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusLC 
3Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetulaRR 
4Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorNE 
5Great CurassowCrax rubraLCV
6Buffy-crowned Wood-PartridgeDendrortyx leucophrysLC 
7Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatusRR 
8Marbled Wood-QuailOdontophorus gujanensisLCNT
9Black-eared Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanotisLC 
10Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusNE 
11Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinacea V
12Inca DoveColumbina incaRR 
13Plain-breasted Ground DoveColumbina minutaLC 
14Maroon-chested Ground DoveParaclaravis mondetouraLC 
15Buff-fronted Quail-DoveZentrygon costaricensisNE 
16Purplish-backed Quail-DoveZentrygon lawrenciiLC 
17Chiriqui Quail-DoveZentrygon chiriquensisNE 
18Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusRR 
19Rufous-vented Ground-CuckooNeomorphus geoffroyi V
20White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensisLC 
21Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis NT
22Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusNE 
23Common PotooNyctibius griseusRR 
24Black SwiftCypseloides niger V
25Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica V
26Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaNE 
27Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeLC 
28Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiRR 
29Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeRR 
30White-crested CoquetteLophornis adorabilisNE 
31Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgensRR 
32Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostrisRR 
33Plain-capped StarthroatHeliomaster constantiiRR 
34Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisNE 
35White-bellied Mountain-gemLampornis hemileucusNE 
36Purple-throated Mountain-gemLampornis calolaemusNE 
37Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaE 
38Magenta-throated WoodstarPhilodice bryantaeNE 
39Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaNE 
40Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaNE 
41Garden EmeraldChlorostilbon assimilisNE 
42SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataLC 
43Coppery-headed EmeraldMicrochera cupreicepsE 
44White-tailed EmeraldMicrochera chionuraNE 
45Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaLC 
46Black-bellied HummingbirdEupherusa nigriventrisNE 
47Snowy-bellied HummingbirdSaucerottia edwardNE 
48Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiEEN
49Charming HummingbirdPolyerata decoraNE 
50Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisLC 
51SungrebeHeliornis fulicaLC 
52LimpkinAramus guaraunaRR 
53Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRR 
54Collared PloverCharadrius collarisLC 
55Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus NT
56Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
57Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis NT
58Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla NT
59Elegant TernThalasseus elegans NT
60JabiruJabiru mycteriaRR 
61Wood StorkMycteria americanaRR 
62Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatusLC 
63Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatumLC 
64Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens NT
65Agami HeronAgamia agamiLCV
66Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusLC 
67White IbisEudocimus albusLC 
68Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensisLC 
69Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianusRR 
70Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsoniiRR 
71Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisLC 
72Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisLCNT
73Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaLCNT
74Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
75Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisLC 
76Savanna HawkButeogallus meridionalisRR 
77Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius NT
78Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctusRR 
79White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRR 
80Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumNE 
81Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
82Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinno NT
83Lattice-tailed TrogonTrogon clathratusNE 
84Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiNENT
85Tody MotmotHylomanes momotulaLC 
86Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumRRV
87Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaRR 
88Green-and-rufous KingfisherChloroceryle indaLC 
89Pied PuffbirdNotharchus tectusRR 
90Great JacamarJacamerops aureusRR 
91Prong-billed BarbetSemnornis frantziiNE 
92Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiNE 
93Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus NT
94Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRR 
95Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenNE 
96Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillusRR 
97Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRR 
98Red-rumped WoodpeckerDryobates kirkiiRR 
99Red-throated CaracaraIbycter americanusRR 
100Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayRR 
101Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisNEV
102Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataRREN
103White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsRR 
104Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa NT
105Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniNE 
106Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana NT
107Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularisRRV
108Great Green MacawAra ambiguusLCCR
109Scarlet MacawAra macaoLC 
110Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiNE 
111Streak-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus striaticepsNE 
112Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaNE 
113Black-crowned AntpittaPittasoma michleriLC 
114Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsNE 
115Black-headed AntthrushFormicarius nigricapillusRR 
116Gray-throated LeaftosserSclerurus albigularis NT
117Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaRR 
118Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiRR 
119Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusNE 
120Chiriqui Foliate-gleanerAutomolus exsertusNE 
121Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusNE 
122Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescensRR 
123Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronataRR 
124Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusNE 
125Bare-necked UmbrellabirdCephalopterus glabricollisNEEN
126Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLC 
127Turquoise CotingaCotinga ridgwayiNEV
128Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatus V
129Yellow-billed CotingaCarpodectes antoniaeNEEN
130Speckled MournerLaniocera rufescensLC 
131Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorRR 
132Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeRR 
133SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusLC 
134Black-tailed FlycatcherMyiobius atricaudusRR 
135Gray-headed PipritesPiprites griseicepsLC 
136Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusRR 
137Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalusLC 
138Rufous-browed TyrannuletPhylloscartes superciliarisRR 
139Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumRR 
140Yellow-crowned TyrannuletTyrannulus elatusRR 
141Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensisRR 
142Bran-colored FlycatcherMyiophobus fasciatusRR 
143Tawny-chested FlycatcherAphanotriccus capitalisNEV
144Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
145Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisNE 
146Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusNE 
147White-throated FlycatcherEmpidonax albigularisLC 
148Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsNE 
149Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarumLC 
150Panama FlycatcherMyiarchus panamensisLC 
151Nutting's FlycatcherMyiarchus nuttingiRR 
152Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusRR 
153Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusNE 
154Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaLC 
155Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesRR 
156Mangrove VireoVireo pallensRR 
157Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliNE 
158Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysRR 
159Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaNE 
160White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaRR 
161White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisRR 
162Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaLC 
163Scaly-breasted WrenMicrocerculus marginatusRR 
164Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusNE 
165Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniNE 
166Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaRR 
167Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisRR 
168Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusRR 
169Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisNE 
170Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusRR 
171Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusRR 
172Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusNE 
173Isthmian WrenCantorchilus elutusNE 
174Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusNE 
175Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsNE 
176Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisNE 
177Slaty-backed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus fuscaterRR 
178Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensNE 
179Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaNE 
180Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusNE 
181Golden-browed ChlorophoniaChlorophonia callophrysNE 
182Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisRR 
183Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapillaNE 
184Thick-billed EuphoniaEuphonia laniirostrisRR 
185Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansNE 
186Yellow-bellied SiskinSpinus xanthogastrusLC 
187Ashy-throated ChlorospingusChlorospingus canigularisLC 
188Sooty-capped ChlorospingusChlorospingus pileatusNE 
189Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaRR 
190Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatusRR 
191Costa Rican BrushfinchArremon costaricensisNE 
192Sooty-faced FinchArremon crassirostrisLC 
193Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniNE 
194Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisNE 
195Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisNE 
196Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna NT
197Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militarisRR 
198Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelasLC 
199Streak-backed OrioleIcterus pustulatusRR 
200Spot-breasted OrioleIcterus pectoralisLC 
201Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
202Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisNE 
203Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea NT
204Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata NT
205Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysNE 
206Costa Rican WarblerBasileuterus melanotisNE 
207Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusNE 
208WrenthrushZeledonia coronataNE 
209Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentataRR 
210Black-cheeked Ant-TanagerHabia atrimaxillarisEEN
211Black-thighed GrosbeakPheucticus tibialisNE 
212Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
213Painted BuntingPasserina cirisLC 
214White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxNE 
215Blue-and-gold TanagerBangsia arcaeiNENT
216Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiNE 
217Plain-colored TanagerTangara inornataRR 
218Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaRR 
219Black-and-yellow TanagerChrysothlypis chrysomelasNE 
220Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaNE 
221Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaLC 
222Peg-billed FinchAcanthidops bairdiNE 
223Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minutaLC 
224Nicaraguan Seed-FinchSporophila nuttingiNE 
225Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisLC 
226Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectusRR 

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

ADDITIONAL INFO
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BIRDING LOCALES

 

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered