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SOUTHERN COSTA RICA BIRDING TOUR

Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

COSTA RICA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:9 days, 8 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$3495
Group Price:$3195
Single Suppl:$350
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 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 
3Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorNE 
4Great CurassowCrax rubraLCV
5Buffy-crowned Wood-PartridgeDendrortyx leucophrysLC 
6Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatusRR 
7Marbled Wood-QuailOdontophorus gujanensisLCNT
8Black-breasted Wood-QuailOdontophorus leucolaemusNE 
9Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinacea V
10Inca DoveColumbina incaRR 
11Plain-breasted Ground DoveColumbina minutaLC 
12Maroon-chested Ground DoveParaclaravis mondetouraLC 
13Buff-fronted Quail-DoveZentrygon costaricensisNE 
14Chiriqui Quail-DoveZentrygon chiriquensisNE 
15Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygusRR 
16White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensisLC 
17Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis NT
18Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusNE 
19Common PotooNyctibius griseusRR 
20Black SwiftCypseloides niger V
21Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica V
22Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaNE 
23Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiRR 
24White-crested CoquetteLophornis adorabilisNE 
25Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgensRR 
26Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostrisRR 
27Plain-capped StarthroatHeliomaster constantiiRR 
28Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisNE 
29Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaE 
30Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaNE 
31Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaNE 
32Garden EmeraldChlorostilbon assimilisNE 
33White-tailed EmeraldMicrochera chionuraNE 
34Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaLC 
35Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiEEN
36Charming HummingbirdPolyerata decoraNE 
37Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisLC 
38SungrebeHeliornis fulicaLC 
39LimpkinAramus guaraunaRR 
40Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRR 
41Collared PloverCharadrius collarisLC 
42Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus NT
43Red KnotCalidris canutus NT
44Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis NT
45Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla NT
46Elegant TernThalasseus elegans NT
47JabiruJabiru mycteriaRR 
48Wood StorkMycteria americanaRR 
49Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatumLC 
50Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens NT
51Agami HeronAgamia agamiLCV
52Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusLC 
53White IbisEudocimus albusLC 
54Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianusRR 
55Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsoniiRR 
56Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisLC 
57Crested EagleMorphnus guianensisLCNT
58Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaLCNT
59Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
60Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisLC 
61Savanna HawkButeogallus meridionalisRR 
62Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius NT
63Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctusRR 
64White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRR 
65Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumNE 
66Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
67Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinno NT
68Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiNENT
69Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosaRR 
70Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiNE 
71Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus NT
72Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRR 
73Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenNE 
74Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillusRR 
75Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRR 
76Red-rumped WoodpeckerDryobates kirkiiRR 
77Red-throated CaracaraIbycter americanusRR 
78Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayRR 
79Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisNEV
80Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliataRREN
81White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsRR 
82Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa NT
83Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniNE 
84Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularisRRV
85Scarlet MacawAra macaoLC 
86Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiNE 
87Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsNE 
88Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaRR 
89Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiRR 
90Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusNE 
91Chiriqui Foliate-gleanerAutomolus exsertusNE 
92Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusNE 
93Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescensRR 
94Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronataRR 
95Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusNE 
96Turquoise CotingaCotinga ridgwayiNEV
97Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatus V
98Yellow-billed CotingaCarpodectes antoniaeNEEN
99Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorRR 
100Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeRR 
101Black-tailed FlycatcherMyiobius atricaudusRR 
102Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusRR 
103Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumRR 
104Yellow-crowned TyrannuletTyrannulus elatusRR 
105Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensisRR 
106Bran-colored FlycatcherMyiophobus fasciatusRR 
107Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
108Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisNE 
109Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusNE 
110Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsNE 
111Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarumLC 
112Panama FlycatcherMyiarchus panamensisLC 
113Nutting's FlycatcherMyiarchus nuttingiRR 
114Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusRR 
115Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusNE 
116Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaLC 
117Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipesRR 
118Mangrove VireoVireo pallensRR 
119Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliNE 
120Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysRR 
121Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaNE 
122White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosaRR 
123White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albilorisRR 
124Scaly-breasted WrenMicrocerculus marginatusRR 
125Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusNE 
126Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniNE 
127Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinuchaRR 
128Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisRR 
129Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilusRR 
130Banded WrenThryophilus pleurostictusRR 
131Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbusRR 
132Isthmian WrenCantorchilus elutusNE 
133Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusNE 
134Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsNE 
135Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisNE 
136Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensNE 
137Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaNE 
138Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusNE 
139Golden-browed ChlorophoniaChlorophonia callophrysNE 
140Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisRR 
141Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapillaNE 
142Thick-billed EuphoniaEuphonia laniirostrisRR 
143Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansNE 
144Yellow-bellied SiskinSpinus xanthogastrusLC 
145Sooty-capped ChlorospingusChlorospingus pileatusNE 
146Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficaudaRR 
147Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatusRR 
148Costa Rican BrushfinchArremon costaricensisNE 
149Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniNE 
150Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisNE 
151Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisNE 
152Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna NT
153Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militarisRR 
154Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
155Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisNE 
156Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata NT
157Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysNE 
158Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusNE 
159WrenthrushZeledonia coronataNE 
160Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentataRR 
161Black-cheeked Ant-TanagerHabia atrimaxillarisEEN
162Black-thighed GrosbeakPheucticus tibialisNE 
163Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
164Painted BuntingPasserina cirisLC 
165White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxNE 
166Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiNE 
167Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaNE 
168Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaLC 
169Peg-billed FinchAcanthidops bairdiNE 
170Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minutaLC 
171Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisLC 
172Streaked 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