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La Virgen del Socorro, Costa Rica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of La Virgen del Socorro, Costa Rica

Map of La Virgen del Socorro, Costa Rica

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) White-throated Spadebill (Platyrinchus mystaceus) Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi) Wet Forest Toad (Incilius melanochlorus) White-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula axillaris) - Female
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus) Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia) Yellow Tyrannulet (Capsiempis flaveola) Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) Click Beetle (Semiotus sp) Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
Common Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus flavopectus) Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) Black-and-yellow Tanager (Chrysothlypis chrysomelas) - Female White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera) - Female Torrent Tyrannulet (Serpophaga cinerea)
Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae) - Female Crevice Weaver (Kukulcania sp) Thick-billed Seed Finch (Sporophila funerea) - Female Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) - Juvenile Bay Wren (Cantorchilus nigricapillus) Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale)
Northern Schiffornis (Schiffornis veraepacis) Black-headed Saltator (Saltator atriceps) Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla) - Female Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) - Female

Farms and cloud forest


Costa Rica

9/30/2023: We left the heat of La Selva on a trip to higher elevation. The road to our accommodation was mostly fine until we were just about there. Going up a hill, we got stuck on a steep gravelly part. We were able to reverse back down the hill, though. So, we decided to walk the last kilometer. Just then, the daughter of the hotel owner drove by in her 4x4, and we got a ride to the hotel.

10/1/2023: Woke up to the sound of chickens. I walked up the road a bit which was full of parrots. After breakfast, we walked with the owner of the hotel to a hidden waterfall. The hike involved walking for a bit in the river.

Previous Visit (La Selva: 9/30/2023)
Next Visit (La Fortuna: 10/1/2023)

Species Recorded (85)

Birds ( 78 )

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Bat Falcon - Falco rufigularis

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Gray-headed Chachalaca - Ortalis cinereiceps
Crested Guan - Penelope purpurascens

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Russet-naped Wood-Rail - Aramides albiventris

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Red-billed Pigeon - Patagioenas flavirostris
Short-billed Pigeon - Patagioenas nigrirostris

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Red-lored Parrot - Amazona autumnalis
Great Green Macaw - Ara ambiguus
Crimson-fronted Parakeet - Psittacara finschi

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
Green-fronted Lancebill - Doryfera ludovicae
Green-crowned Brilliant - Heliodoxa jacula
Purple-crowned Fairy - Heliothryx barroti
Green Hermit - Phaethornis guy
Crowned Woodnymph - Thalurania colombica

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

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
White-flanked Antwren - Myrmotherula axillaris
Great Antshrike - Taraba major

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Yellow Tyrannulet - Capsiempis flaveola
Northern Tropical Pewee - Contopus bogotensis
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant - Lophotriccus pileatus
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Tufted Flycatcher - Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
White-throated Spadebill - Platyrinchus mystaceus
Northern Schiffornis - Schiffornis veraepacis
Torrent Tyrannulet - Serpophaga cinerea
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Manakins ( Pipridae )
White-ruffed Manakin - Corapipo altera

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bay Wren - Cantorchilus nigricapillus
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucophrys
White-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucosticta

Dippers ( Cinclidae )
American Dipper - Cinclus mexicanus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush - Catharus fuscater
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Clay-colored Thrush - Turdus grayi

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

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Slate-throated Redstart - Myioborus miniatus
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Green Honeycreeper - Chlorophanes spiza
Common Chlorospingus - Chlorospingus flavopectus
Black-and-yellow Tanager - Chrysothlypis chrysomelas
Shining Honeycreeper - Cyanerpes lucidus
Tawny-capped Euphonia - Euphonia anneae
Yellow-crowned Euphonia - Euphonia luteicapilla
Scarlet-rumped Tanager - Ramphocelus passerinii
Crimson-collared Tanager - Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina
Thick-billed Seed Finch - Sporophila funerea
Golden-hooded Tanager - Stilpnia larvata
Emerald Tanager - Tangara florida
Bay-headed Tanager - Tangara gyrola
Silver-throated Tanager - Tangara icterocephala
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Black-headed Saltator - Saltator atriceps

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Orange-billed Sparrow - Arremon aurantiirostris
Yellow-faced Grassquit - Tiaris olivaceus
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Montezuma Oropendola - Psarocolius montezuma

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis - Dacnis venusta


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