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Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Costa Rica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Map of Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero Tortuguero
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) Golden Silk Orb-weaver (Trichonephila  clavipes) Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) Central American Boa (Boa imperator) Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) - Male Neotropical River Otter (Lontra longicaudis)
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Crambid Snout Moth (Crambidae sp_cr) Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius) Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena) - Male Castniidi Moth (Telchin atymnius) Crambid Snout Moth (Herpetogramma sp)
Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) Casebearing Moth (Coleophoridae sp) Reticulate Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea reticulata) Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso) Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)
Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) Short-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas nigrirostris) Hover Fly (Palpada sp) Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth (Anticarsia gemmatalis) Plain Longtail (Spicauda simplicius) Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia)
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) Skipper (Hesperiidae sp) Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris) False Blister Beetle (Oedemeridae sp)



Costa Rica


9/27/2023: We started off the morning with a walk to the beach where we found a sea turtle heading back to the ocean after egg-laying. Then, we did a boat ride into the channels. Later that afternoon, we walked around in the national park trails. There was a vulture digging up baby sea turtles among other wildlife


Previous Visit (Juan Santamaria: 9/26/2023)
Next Visit (La Selva: 9/28/2023)

Species Recorded (96)

Birds ( 76 )

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Boat-billed Heron - Cochlearius cochlearius
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma mexicanum

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Green Ibis - Mesembrinibis cayennensis

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black-collared Hawk - Busarellus nigricollis
Common Black-Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus
Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Russet-naped Wood-Rail - Aramides albiventris
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Northern Jacana - Jacana spinosa

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi
Short-billed Pigeon - Patagioenas nigrirostris

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Red-lored Parrot - Amazona autumnalis
Mealy Parrot - Amazona farinosa
Great Green Macaw - Ara ambiguus
Olive-throated Parakeet - Eupsittula nana
White-crowned Parrot - Pionus senilis

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Black-and-white Owl - Strix nigrolineata

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
Long-billed Hermit - Phaethornis longirostris

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Slaty-tailed Trogon - Trogon massena

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Amazon Kingfisher - Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon
Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Collared Aracari - Pteroglossus torquatus
Yellow-throated Toucan - Ramphastos ambiguus
Keel-billed Toucan - Ramphastos sulfuratus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Pale-billed Woodpecker - Campephilus guatemalensis
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker - Celeus castaneus
Black-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes pucherani

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Chestnut-backed Antbird - Poliocrania exsul
Black-crowned Antshrike - Thamnophilus atrinucha

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Elaenia - Elaenia flavogaster
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Gray-breasted Martin - Progne chalybea
Mangrove Swallow - Tachycineta albilinea

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Lesser Greenlet - Pachysylvia decurtata
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Olive-backed Euphonia - Euphonia gouldi
Red-throated Ant-Tanager - Habia fuscicauda
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Black-faced Grosbeak - Caryothraustes poliogaster

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Melodious Blackbird - Dives dives
Montezuma Oropendola - Psarocolius montezuma
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


North America


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