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CLASSIC HOTSPOTS BIRDING TOUR

Target Birds List

COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:9 days, 8 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$3475
Group Price:$3175
Single Suppl:$400
Est #Species:275-325
Pace:Easy
Difficulty:Easy
* 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 unicolorSGSS
4Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusSGRS
5Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusCA,TAUS
6Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusSG,THSS
7Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiTHRS
8Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaTASS
9Green ThorntailDiscosura conversiiETUS
10Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeETUS
11Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisTHUS
12Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaSGAS
13Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaSG,THAS
14Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaSGAS
15Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysiaET,LSUS
16SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataBC,ETAS
17Coppery-headed EmeraldMicrochera cupreicepsLPUS
18White-tailed EmeraldMicrochera chionuraTHOS
19Black-bellied HummingbirdEupherusa nigriventrisLPUS
20Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiTASS
21Blue-throated GoldentailChlorestes eliciaeETUS
22Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisTARS
23Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusTAOS
24Agami HeronAgamia agamiLSRS
25Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensisLSSS
26Crested OwlLophostrix cristataTASS
27Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataTASS
28Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumSG,THOS
29Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataTASS
30Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinnoSGAS
31Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiCAUS
32Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaTAUS
33Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiCA,TASS
34Yellow-eared ToucanetSelenidera spectabilisBCOS
35Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusBCRS
36<Barred Parakeet>Bolborhynchus lineolaSG,THSS
37Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataTAUS
38White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsTASS
39Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniSG,THSS
40Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nanaLSOS
41<Great Green Macaw>Ara ambiguusLSSS
42Scarlet MacawAra macaoCA,TAAS
43Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiCAAS
44Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaBCUS
45Thicket AntpittaMyrmothera divesSQUS
46Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsSG,THRS
47Spot-crowned WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes affinisSGUS
48Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusSG,THOS
49Western Woodhaunter**Automolus virgatusBCSS
50Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusSGUS
51Long-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia linearisCASS
52White-collared ManakinManacus candeiLSUS
53Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusCAAS
54#Bare-necked Umbrellabird#Cephalopterus glabricollisLSRS
55Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLSOS
56<Snowy Cotinga>Carpodectes nitidusLSRS
57SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusBCRS
58Mountain ElaeniaElaenia frantziiSG,THUS
59Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisSGUS
60Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusSG,THRS
61Yellowish FlycatcherEmpidonax flavescensSGAS
62Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsSGAS
63Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusSG,THSS
64Mangrove VireoVireo pallensTAOS
65Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliSG,THSS
66Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaSG,THRS
67White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaTAOS
68White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisTAOS
69Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusSG,THSS
70Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniTHSS
71Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaCAUS
72Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisCAUS
73Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusCASS
74Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisLSOS
75Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusTAOS
76Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusCAUS
77Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusLSSS
78Canebrake WrenCantorchilus zeledoniSQUS
79Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusCAUS
80Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsSGUS
81Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisSG,THAS
82Mountain ThrushTurdus plebejusSG,THSS
83Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensTHAS
84Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusSGAS
85Elegant EuphoniaChlorophonia elegantissimaTHSS
86Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisTAOS
87Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansCAOS
88Ashy-throated ChlorospingusChlorospingus canigularisBCSS
89Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaTAOS
90Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniTHSS
91Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisTHSS
92Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisSG,THUS
93Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisSG,THUS
94Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysSGUS
95Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusSGAS
96WrenthrushZeledonia coronataSG,THOS
97Dusky-faced TanagerMitrospingus cassiniiBCUS
98Carmiol's TanagerChlorothraupis carmioliBCUS
99Tawny-crested TanagerTachyphonus delatriiBCUS
100White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxBCOS
101Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiSGOS
102Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaSG,THAS
103<Peg-billed Finch>Acanthidops bairdiTHRS
104Nicaraguan Seed-FinchSporophila nuttingiLSRS

 * 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.

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BIRDING LOCALES

 

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\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