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GRAND COSTA RICA TOUR

Target Birds List

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 target birds for this tour broken down by locations we visit. Target birds are those we can see only at one or two sites or are range-restricted, endemic, or near endemic in the country. Chances of seeing each bird as indicated in the table are based on the site where we have the best chance and may not be equally good everywhere. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1Highland TinamouNothocercus bonaparteiTHRS
2Great TinamouTinamus majorLSSS
3Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorMV,SGSS
4Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusSGRS
5Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusCA,MV,TAUS
6White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensisOSRS
7Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusSG,THSS
8Great PotooNyctibius grandisARLOS
9Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiTHRS
10Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaOS,TASS
11Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeMVSS
12Green ThorntailDiscosura conversiiETUS
13Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeARL,ETUS
14<White-crested Coquette>Lophornis adorabilisOSSS
15Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisTHUS
16Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaSGAS
17Magenta-throated WoodstarCalliphlox bryantaeMVSS
18Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaSG,THAS
19Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaSGAS
20Garden EmeraldChlorostilbon assimilisOSSS
21Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysiaET,LSUS
22Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaMVOS
23White-tailed EmeraldElvira chionuraTHOS
24Coppery-headed EmeraldElvira cupreicepsMVSS
25SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataBC,ETAS
26Charming HummingbirdAmazilia decoraOSSS
27Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiTASS
28Blue-throated GoldentailHylocharis eliciaeETUS
29Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisTARS
30Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusTAOS
31Agami HeronAgamia agamiLSRS
32Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensisLSSS
33Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisOSRS
34Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaOSRS
35Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatusARLSS
36Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisOSRS
37Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolorOSRS
38Crested OwlLophostrix cristataTASS
39Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataTASS
40Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumSG,THOS
41Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataTASS
42Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinnoMV,SGAS
43Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiCA,OSUS
44Orange-bellied TrogonTrogon aurantiiventrisMVSS
45Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumARLRS
46Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaTAUS
47Prong-billed BarbetSemnornis frantziiMVUS
48Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiCA,TASS
49Yellow-eared ToucanetSelenidera spectabilisARL,BCOS
50Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenOSSS
51Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusBCRS
52Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisOSOS
53<Barred Parakeet>Bolborhynchus lineolaSG,THSS
54Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataTAUS
55White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsTASS
56Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniSG,THSS
57Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nanaLSOS
58<Great Green Macaw>Ara ambiguusLSSS
59Scarlet MacawAra macaoCA,OS,TAAS
60Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiCA,OSAS
61Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaARL,BCUS
62Ocellated AntbirdPhaenostictus mcleannaniARLOS
63Thicket AntpittaHylopezus divesARL,SQUS
64Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsMV,SG,THOS
65Tawny-throated LeaftosserSclerurus mexicanusBCOS
66Spot-crowned WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes affinisSGUS
67Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiMVSS
68Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusMV,SG,THSS
69Western Woodhaunter**Automolus virgatusBCSS
70Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusMV,SGUS
71Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavumOSSS
72Mountain ElaeniaElaenia frantziiMV,SG,THUS
73Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisMV,SGUS
74Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusSG,THRS
75Yellowish FlycatcherEmpidonax flavescensMV,SGAS
76Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsSGAS
77Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusSG,THSS
78SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusBCRS
79#Bare-necked Umbrellabird#Cephalopterus glabricollisLSRS
80Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLSOS
81Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatusMVOS
82<Snowy Cotinga>Carpodectes nitidusLSRS
83Long-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia linearisCASS
84White-collared ManakinManacus candeiLSUS
85Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusCAAS
86Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesOSSS
87Mangrove VireoVireo pallensTAOS
88Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliSG,THSS
89Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaSG,THRS
90Azure-hooded JayCyanolyca cucullataMVOS
91White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaTAOS
92Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaARLSS
93Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusMV,SG,THSS
94Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniTHSS
95Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaCAUS
96Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisCA,OSUS
97Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusCASS
98Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisLSOS
99Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusTAOS
100Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusCAUS
101Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusLSSS
102Canebrake WrenCantorchilus zeledoniSQUS
103Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusCAUS
104Song WrenCyphorhinus phaeocephalusARLSS
105White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisTAOS
106Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsMV,SGUS
107Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisSG,THAS
108Black-headed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus mexicanusMVSS
109Mountain ThrushTurdus plebejusMV,SG,THSS
110Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensMV,THAS
111Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaMVOS
112Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusSGAS
113Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisTAOS
114Elegant EuphoniaEuphonia elegantissimaTHSS
115Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansCAOS
116Ashy-throated ChlorospingusChlorospingus canigularisBCSS
117Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaTAOS
118Costa Rican BrushfinchArremon costaricensisOSRS
119Sooty-faced FinchArremon crassirostrisMVOS
120Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniTHSS
121Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisTHSS
122White-eared Ground-SparrowMelozone leucotisMVSS
123Yellow-thighed FinchPselliophorus tibialisSG,THUS
124Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisSG,THUS
125Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysSGUS
126Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusMV,SGAS
127WrenthrushZeledonia coronataSG,THOS
128Dusky-faced TanagerMitrospingus cassiniiBCUS
129Black-cheeked Ant-TanagerHabia atrimaxillarisOSOS
130Carmiol's TanagerChlorothraupis carmioliBCUS
131Tawny-crested TanagerTachyphonus delatriiBCUS
132White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxBCOS
133Blue-and-gold TanagerBangsia arcaeiMVSS
134Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiMV,SGUS
135Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaARLRS
136Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaSG,THAS
137<Peg-billed Finch>Acanthidops bairdiMV,THRS
138Nicaraguan Seed-FinchSporophila nuttingiLSRS
139Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectusOSRS

 * 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

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

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen