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NORTHERN BIRDING TOUR

Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:9 days, 8 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$3475
Group Price:$3175
Single Suppl:$375
Est #Species:275-325
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
6Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatusRR 
7Black-eared Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanotisLC 
8Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusNE 
9Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinacea V
10Inca DoveColumbina incaRR 
11Buff-fronted Quail-DoveZentrygon costaricensisNE 
12Purplish-backed Quail-DoveZentrygon lawrenciiLC 
13Chiriqui Quail-DoveZentrygon chiriquensisNE 
14Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusRR 
15Rufous-vented Ground-CuckooNeomorphus geoffroyi V
16White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensisLC 
17Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis NT
18Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusNE 
19Black SwiftCypseloides niger V
20Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica V
21Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaNE 
22Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeLC 
23Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeRR 
24White-crested CoquetteLophornis adorabilisNE 
25Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgensRR 
26Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostrisRR 
27Plain-capped StarthroatHeliomaster constantiiRR 
28Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisNE 
29White-bellied Mountain-gemLampornis hemileucusNE 
30Purple-throated Mountain-gemLampornis calolaemusNE 
31Magenta-throated WoodstarPhilodice bryantaeNE 
32Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaNE 
33SnowcapMicrochera albocoronataLC 
34Coppery-headed EmeraldMicrochera cupreicepsE 
35Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaLC 
36Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiEEN
37Charming HummingbirdPolyerata decoraNE 
38LimpkinAramus guaraunaRR 
39Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRR 
40Collared PloverCharadrius collarisLC 
41Wood StorkMycteria americanaRR 
42Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatumLC 
43Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusLC 
44Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisLC 
45Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
46Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius NT
47Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
48Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinno NT
49Lattice-tailed TrogonTrogon clathratusNE 
50Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiNENT
51Tody MotmotHylomanes momotulaLC 
52Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumRRV
53Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaRR 
54Prong-billed BarbetSemnornis frantziiNE 
55Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiNE 
56Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus NT
57Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenNE 
58Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRR 
59Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayRR 
60Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisNEV
61Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataRREN
62White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsRR 
63Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa NT
64Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniNE 
65Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana NT
66Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularisRRV
67Great Green MacawAra ambiguusLCCR
68Scarlet MacawAra macaoLC 
69Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiNE 
70Streak-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus striaticepsNE 
71Dull-mantled AntbirdSipia laemostictaNE 
72Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsNE 
73Black-headed AntthrushFormicarius nigricapillusRR 
74Gray-throated LeaftosserSclerurus albigularis NT
75Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaRR 
76Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiRR 
77Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusNE 
78Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusNE 
79Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronataRR 
80Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusNE 
81Bare-necked UmbrellabirdCephalopterus glabricollisNEEN
82Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisLC 
83Turquoise CotingaCotinga ridgwayiNEV
84Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatus V
85Yellow-billed CotingaCarpodectes antoniaeNEEN
86Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorRR 
87Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeRR 
88SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusLC 
89Black-tailed FlycatcherMyiobius atricaudusRR 
90Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusRR 
91Rufous-browed TyrannuletPhylloscartes superciliarisRR 
92Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumRR 
93Yellow-crowned TyrannuletTyrannulus elatusRR 
94Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensisRR 
95Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
96Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisNE 
97Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarumLC 
98Panama FlycatcherMyiarchus panamensisLC 
99Nutting's FlycatcherMyiarchus nuttingiRR 
100Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusRR 
101Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusNE 
102Mangrove VireoVireo pallensRR 
103Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysRR 
104White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaRR 
105White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisRR 
106Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaLC 
107Scaly-breasted WrenMicrocerculus marginatusRR 
108Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusNE 
109Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaRR 
110Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisRR 
111Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusRR 
112Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularisNE 
113Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusRR 
114Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusRR 
115Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicusNE 
116Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusNE 
117Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsNE 
118Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisNE 
119Slaty-backed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus fuscaterRR 
120Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensNE 
121Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaNE 
122Golden-browed ChlorophoniaChlorophonia callophrysNE 
123Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisRR 
124Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapillaNE 
125Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansNE 
126Sooty-capped ChlorospingusChlorospingus pileatusNE 
127Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaRR 
128Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatusRR 
129Sooty-faced FinchArremon crassirostrisLC 
130Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisNE 
131Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna NT
132Streak-backed OrioleIcterus pustulatusRR 
133Spot-breasted OrioleIcterus pectoralisLC 
134Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
135Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea NT
136Costa Rican WarblerBasileuterus melanotisNE 
137Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusNE 
138WrenthrushZeledonia coronataNE 
139Black-thighed GrosbeakPheucticus tibialisNE 
140Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
141Painted BuntingPasserina cirisLC 
142White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxNE 
143Blue-and-gold TanagerBangsia arcaeiNENT
144Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiNE 
145Plain-colored TanagerTangara inornataRR 
146Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaRR 
147Black-and-yellow TanagerChrysothlypis chrysomelasNE 
148Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaNE 
149Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaLC 
150Peg-billed FinchAcanthidops bairdiNE 

 * 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