The toucans and Quetzals are what Costa Rica is most famous for. Often high up in the trees and best seen with telephoto lenses or binoculars. This is a keel billed toucan
This is a chestnut mandibled toucan. The outcropping on the tree below him is the nest.
This is not a toucan, but a collared acari. Often far away in the trees, this guy came right down to us in order to eat the berries on the tree.
There are many different hummingbirds in Costa Rica. All on the move and difficult to catch in focus especially with the narrow field of view of a telephoto lens. This is a firey throated hummingbird.
This fellow is a black crested coquette
This is simply called a snowcap. Easy to understand why
This is a female magnificent hummingbird.
This is a violet eared hummingbird
But this is a violet woodnymph. Good thing I had an excellent guide to help recognize who was who.
The elusive antipitta in the woods of Northwestern Costa Rica
There are many different tanagers in Costa Rica of all descriptions. This is the bay headed tanager
The blue and grey tanager
The golden hooded tanager with nesting material
The flame colored tanager, can't imagine why they call it that.....
The mangrove warbler also known as the resident yellow warbler
The crested guan. A large turkey like bird
A beautiful green heron on the edge of the swamp.
The snail kite resting attentively
tamandua the norther anteater
Look Ma, no hands, or was he clapping?
The black and white owl clearly felt we were intruding on his sleep
This pygmy ferruginous owl seemed less concerned by our presence.
The pygmy screech owl was also unimpressed.
This crested owl was deep in the forest and not quite happy we found him
This is the spectacled owl.
There are lots of birds in Costa Rica because there are lots of insects like these bees.
This is a green honey creeper
This is the male red legged honey creeper
Oops. Not a bird this is a white bat known as a ghost bat.
Pale billed woodpeckers there are many different woodpeckers in Costa Rica
Chestnut colored woodpecker
male and female black cheeked woodpeckers
Uh Oh. That's not a bird. Howler monkey, and do they make noise!!
who's looking at who?
This is a belted kingfisher
A frontal view of the female pygmy kingfisher
This unusual looking bird is a laughing falcom
The ever present roadside hawk, in this case on a fence post at the roadside
The variety of beautiful trogons was striking. This is a black headed trogon
This is a female black headed trogon
Female slaty tailed trogon