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GRAND COSTA RICA TOUR

Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

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COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:19 days, 18 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$5795
Group Price:$5195
Single Suppl:$535
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 unicolorNENT
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-DoveClaravis 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 
21Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusNE 
22Common PotooNyctibius griseusRR 
23Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica NT
24Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaNE 
25Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeLC 
26Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiRR 
27Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeRR 
28White-crested CoquetteLophornis adorabilisNE 
29Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgensRR 
30Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostrisRR 
31Plain-capped StarthroatHeliomaster constantiiRR 
32Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisNE 
33White-bellied Mountain-gemLampornis hemileucusNE 
34Purple-throated Mountain-gemLampornis calolaemusNE 
35Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaE 
36Magenta-throated WoodstarCalliphlox bryantaeNE 
37Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaNE 
38Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaNE 
39Garden EmeraldChlorostilbon assimilisNE 
40Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaLC 
41Black-bellied HummingbirdEupherusa nigriventrisNE 
42White-tailed EmeraldElvira chionuraNE 
43Coppery-headed EmeraldElvira cupreicepsE 
44SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataLC 
45Charming HummingbirdAmazilia decoraNE 
46Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiEEN
47Snowy-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia edwardNE 
48Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisLC 
49SungrebeHeliornis fulicaLC 
50LimpkinAramus guaraunaRR 
51Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRR 
52Collared PloverCharadrius collarisLC 
53Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus NT
54Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis NT
55Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla NT
56Elegant TernThalasseus elegans NT
57JabiruJabiru mycteriaRR 
58Wood StorkMycteria americanaRR 
59Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatusLC 
60Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatumLC 
61Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens NT
62Agami HeronAgamia agamiLCV
63Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusLC 
64White IbisEudocimus albusLC 
65Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensisLC 
66Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianusRR 
67Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsoniiRR 
68Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisLC 
69Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisLCNT
70Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaLCNT
71Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
72Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisLC 
73Savanna HawkButeogallus meridionalisRR 
74Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius NT
75Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctusRR 
76White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRR 
77Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumNE 
78Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
79Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinno NT
80Lattice-tailed TrogonTrogon clathratusNE 
81Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiNENT
82Orange-bellied TrogonTrogon aurantiiventrisNE 
83Tody MotmotHylomanes momotulaLC 
84Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumRRV
85Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaRR 
86Green-and-rufous KingfisherChloroceryle indaLC 
87Pied PuffbirdNotharchus tectusRR 
88Great JacamarJacamerops aureusRR 
89Prong-billed BarbetSemnornis frantziiNE 
90Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiNE 
91Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus NT
92Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRR 
93Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenNE 
94Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillusRR 
95Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRR 
96Red-rumped WoodpeckerDryobates kirkiiRR 
97Red-throated CaracaraIbycter americanusRR 
98Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayRR 
99Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisNEV
100Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataRRV
101White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsRR 
102Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa NT
103Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniNE 
104Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana NT
105Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularisRR 
106Great Green MacawAra ambiguusLCEN
107Scarlet MacawAra macaoLC 
108Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiNE 
109Streak-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus striaticepsNE 
110Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaNE 
111Black-crowned AntpittaPittasoma michleriLC 
112Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsNE 
113Black-headed AntthrushFormicarius nigricapillusRR 
114Gray-throated LeaftosserSclerurus albigularis NT
115Long-tailed WoodcreeperDeconychura longicauda NT
116Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaRR 
117Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiRR 
118Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusNE 
119Chiriqui Foliate-gleanerAutomolus exsertusNE 
120Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusNE 
121Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescensRR 
122Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumRR 
123Yellow-crowned TyrannuletTyrannulus elatusRR 
124Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensisRR 
125Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalusLC 
126Rufous-browed TyrannuletPhylloscartes superciliarisRR 
127Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarumLC 
128Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusRR 
129Black-tailed FlycatcherMyiobius atricaudusRR 
130Bran-colored FlycatcherMyiophobus fasciatusRR 
131Tawny-chested FlycatcherAphanotriccus capitalisNEV
132Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
133Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisNE 
134Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusNE 
135White-throated FlycatcherEmpidonax albigularisLC 
136Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsNE 
137Panama FlycatcherMyiarchus panamensisLC 
138Nutting's FlycatcherMyiarchus nuttingiRR 
139Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusRR 
140Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusNE 
141Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaLC 
142SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusLC 
143Bare-necked UmbrellabirdCephalopterus glabricollisNEEN
144Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLC 
145Turquoise CotingaCotinga ridgwayiNEV
146Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatus V
147Yellow-billed CotingaCarpodectes antoniaeNEEN
148Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronataRR 
149Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusNE 
150Gray-headed PipritesPiprites griseicepsLC 
151Speckled MournerLaniocera rufescensLC 
152Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorRR 
153Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeRR 
154Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesRR 
155Mangrove VireoVireo pallensRR 
156Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliNE 
157Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysRR 
158Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaNE 
159White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaRR 
160Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaLC 
161Scaly-breasted WrenMicrocerculus marginatusRR 
162Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusNE 
163Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniNE 
164Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaRR 
165Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisRR 
166Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusRR 
167Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisNE 
168Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusRR 
169Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusRR 
170Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusNE 
171Isthmian WrenCantorchilus elutusNE 
172Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusNE 
173White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisRR 
174Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsNE 
175Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisNE 
176Slaty-backed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus fuscaterRR 
177Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina NT
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 FinchPselliophorus tibialisNE 
196Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militarisRR 
197Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelasLC 
198Streak-backed OrioleIcterus pustulatusRR 
199Spot-breasted OrioleIcterus pectoralisLC 
200Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
201Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisNE 
202Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea V
203Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysNE 
204Costa Rican WarblerBasileuterus melanotisNE 
205Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusNE 
206WrenthrushZeledonia coronataNE 
207Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentataRR 
208Black-cheeked Ant-TanagerHabia atrimaxillarisEEN
209Black-thighed GrosbeakPheucticus tibialisNE 
210Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
211Painted BuntingPasserina cirisLCNT
212White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxNE 
213Blue-and-gold TanagerBangsia arcaeiNENT
214Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiNE 
215Plain-colored TanagerTangara inornataRR 
216Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaRR 
217Black-and-yellow TanagerChrysothlypis chrysomelasNE 
218Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaNE 
219Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaLC 
220Peg-billed FinchAcanthidops bairdiNE 
221Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minutaLC 
222Nicaraguan Seed-FinchSporophila nuttingiNE 
223Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisLC 
224Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectusRR 

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 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