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Reserva Santa Elena, Costa Rica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Reserva Santa Elena, Costa Rica

Map of Reserva Santa Elena, Costa Rica

Common Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus flavopectus)

Reserva Santa Elena is a cloud forest reserve a few miles outside of Santa Elena town.


Mexico to Panama

2/22/2009: We were picked up by the shared taxi and arrived at the reserve early in the morning only to encounter pouring rain. Stupidly, we did not rent the rubber boots for $1, and we found ourselves in ankle deep mud while we hiked the trails. After a few hours, the rain let up, and we were able to get a short look at the activity in the mostly second growth forest. We took the shared taxi back to town in the early afternoon so that we could catch our bus to San Jose.

Previous Visit (Reserva Monteverde: 2/21/2009)
Next Visit (Cartago: 2/23/2009)

Species Recorded (7)

Birds ( 7 )

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Black Guan - Chamaepetes unicolor

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Green Hermit - Phaethornis guy

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Tufted Flycatcher - Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush - Catharus frantzii

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Elegant Euphonia - Chlorophonia elegantissima
Common Chlorospingus - Chlorospingus flavopectus
Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager - Chlorospingus pileatus


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