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La Selva, Costa Rica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of La Selva, Costa Rica

Map of La Selva, Costa Rica

Middle American Screech-Owl (Megascops guatemalae) Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) Garden Orbweaver (Argiope submaronica) Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii) - Male Great Curassow (Crax rubra) - Female Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus)
Olive Snouted Tree Frog (Scinax elaeochroa) Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus) Katydid (Tettigoniidae sp) Fruit-piercing Moth (Ferenta stolliana) Lappet Moth (Euglyphis rundala) Python Millipede (Nyssodesmus python)
Orbweaver Spider (Eriophora sp) Orbweaver Spider (Eriophora sp) Skipper (Hesperiidae sp) Plain Longtail (Spicauda simplicius) Lichen Mantis (Liturgusa sp) Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
Middle American Ameiva (Holcosus festivus) Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) Geometer Moth (Geometridae sp) Walking Stick (Pseudophasmatidae sp) Sphinx Moth (Aellopos ceculus) Blue-winged Helicopter (Megaloprepus caerulatus)
Oculate Dancer (Argia oculata) Ghost Yellow (Abaeis albula) White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima) Sara Longwing (Heliconius sara) Chondrodesmus Millipede (Chondrodesmus sp)
Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle (Aegomorphus circumflexus) Olive-backed Euphonia (Euphonia gouldi) - Female Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus) Chestnut-backed Antbird (Poliocrania exsul) Orbweaver Spider (Eriophora edax) Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus)
Costa Rican Stinkhorn (Staheliomyces costariquensis) Nursery Web Spider (Thaumasia sp) Golden Silk Orb-weaver (Trichonephila  clavipes) Red-washed Satyr (Pierella helvina) Neotropical Green Anole (Anolis biporcatus) Border Anole (Anolis limifrons)
Black River Turtle (Rhinoclemmys funerea) Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti) Black-crowned Antshrike (Thamnophilus atrinucha) - Male Blue-eyed Setwing (Dythemis nigra) Leafcutter Ant (Attina sp)
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis) Prominent Moth (Tithraustes noctiluces) Geometer Moth (Geometridae sp) Flannel Moth (Podalia sp) Pied Harvestman (Cynorta marginalis) Spider Cricket (Phalangopsidae sp)
Katydid (Ischnomelini sp) Ringed Tree Boa (Corallus annulatus) Orbweaver Spider (Eriophora edax) Spotted-legged Banana Spider (Cupiennius getazi) Yellow-spotted Night Lizard (Lepidophyma flavimaculatum) Mosquito Coast Tree Frog (Smilisca manisorum)
Savages Thin-toed Frog (Leptodactylus savagei) Yellow-headed Gecko (Gonatodes albogularis) Micrathena Orbweaver (Micrathena brevipes) Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) Gray-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris) Black-crowned Antshrike (Thamnophilus atrinucha) - Female
Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) Orbweaver Spider (Eriophora fuliginea) White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei) Bransfords Litter Frog (Craugastor bransfordii) Costa Rican Coralsnake (Micrurus mosquitensis) Stripe-breasted Wren (Cantorchilus thoracicus)



Costa Rica

9/28/2023: After our trip out of Tortuguero, we rented a car and drove to La Selva Biological Station where we walked around by the bridge followed by a guided night tour.

9/29/2023: We continued in the morning with a guide around the bridge area. It was extremely hot and humid.

9/30/2023: For our last day in La Selva, we walked around the bridge area with the generalist guide with the Spanish speaking group.

Previous Visit (Parque Nacional Tortuguero: 9/28/2023)
Next Visit (La Virgen del Socorro: 9/30/2023)

Species Recorded (161)

Birds ( 104 )

Tinamous ( Tinamidae )
Great Tinamou - Tinamus major

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Semiplumbeous Hawk - Leucopternis semiplumbeus

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni
Plumbeous Kite - Ictinia plumbea
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Bat Falcon - Falco rufigularis

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Great Curassow - Crax rubra
Gray-headed Chachalaca - Ortalis cinereiceps

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti
Gray-chested Dove - Leptotila cassinii
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi
Pale-vented Pigeon - Patagioenas cayennensis
Short-billed Pigeon - Patagioenas nigrirostris

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Red-lored Parrot - Amazona autumnalis
Scarlet Macaw - Ara macao
Orange-chinned Parakeet - Brotogeris jugularis
Olive-throated Parakeet - Eupsittula nana

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris
Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Crested Owl - Lophostrix cristata
Middle American Screech-Owl - Megascops guatemalae
Mottled Owl - Strix virgata

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Potoos ( Nyctibiidae )
Great Potoo - Nyctibius grandis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Gray-rumped Swift - Chaetura cinereiventris
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift - Panyptila cayennensis
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer - Chalybura urochrysia
Violet-headed Hummingbird - Klais guimeti
Blue-chested Hummingbird - Polyerata amabilis

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Gartered Trogon - Trogon caligatus
Slaty-tailed Trogon - Trogon massena

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Rufous Motmot - Baryphthengus martii
Broad-billed Motmot - Electron platyrhynchum

Puffbirds ( Bucconidae )
White-whiskered Puffbird - Malacoptila panamensis
White-necked Puffbird - Notharchus hyperrhynchus

Jacamars ( Galbulidae )
Rufous-tailed Jacamar - Galbula ruficauda

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

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

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Plain-brown Woodcreeper - Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper - Glyphorynchus spirurus
Streak-headed Woodcreeper - Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

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

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Yellow Tyrannulet - Capsiempis flaveola
White-ringed Flycatcher - Conopias albovittatus
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Elaenia - Elaenia flavogaster
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher - Mionectes oleagineus
Gray-capped Flycatcher - Myiozetetes granadensis
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Common Tody-Flycatcher - Todirostrum cinereum
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Snowy Cotinga - Carpodectes nitidus
Cinnamon Becard - Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
Black-crowned Tityra - Tityra inquisitor
Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata

Manakins ( Pipridae )
White-collared Manakin - Manacus candei

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Stripe-breasted Wren - Cantorchilus thoracicus
White-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucosticta
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Clay-colored Thrush - Turdus grayi

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Rufous-browed Peppershrike - Cyclarhis gujanensis
Lesser Greenlet - Pachysylvia decurtata

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Kentucky Warbler - Geothlypis formosa
Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina
Buff-rumped Warbler - Myiothlypis fulvicauda
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Green Honeycreeper - Chlorophanes spiza
Shining Honeycreeper - Cyanerpes lucidus
Olive-backed Euphonia - Euphonia gouldi
Red-throated Ant-Tanager - Habia fuscicauda
Scarlet-rumped Tanager - Ramphocelus passerinii
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina
Golden-hooded Tanager - Stilpnia larvata
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Orange-billed Sparrow - Arremon aurantiirostris

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Scarlet-rumped Cacique - Cacicus uropygialis
Black-cowled Oriole - Icterus prosthemelas
Shiny Cowbird - Molothrus bonariensis
Montezuma Oropendola - Psarocolius montezuma
Chestnut-headed Oropendola - Psarocolius wagleri

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Blue Dacnis - Dacnis cayana

Roadrunners ( Neomorphidae )
Striped Cuckoo - Tapera naevia


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