Picture of Planet Scott, planetscott.com
The Wild Wild World of
Travel and nature photos

Corcovado National Park - Los Patos, Costa Rica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Corcovado National Park - Los Patos, Costa Rica

Map of Corcovado National Park - Los Patos, Costa Rica

Unidentified Spider
Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii) Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Common Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus) Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis) Grey-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis) Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis)
Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

This field station is near the edge of the national park. It is accessible by walking or driving in the River. The area around the station is very densely forested, but there are some views from the river bank.


Mexico to Panama

2/24/2009: After securing our permits in Puerto Jimenez, we took a bus and truck to the trailhead crossing the national park. We hiked in the river bed for a couple of hours until we reached the Los Patos field station. The person working at the park office told us that we would find a restaurant near Los Patos, but we did not find such a place. We were the only foreigners at the field station though we did see several gold miners. Dinner and breakfast consisted of crackers.

Previous Visit (Puerto Jiminez: 2/24/2009)
Next Visit (Corcovado National Park - La Sirena: 2/25/2009)

Species Recorded (27)

Birds ( 26 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti
Gray-chested Dove - Leptotila cassinii

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Scarlet Macaw - Ara macao

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
White-necked Jacobin - Florisuga mellivora

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

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Yellow-throated Toucan - Ramphastos ambiguus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Red-crowned Woodpecker - Melanerpes rubricapillus

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper - Dendrocincla anabatina

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Gray-capped Flycatcher - Myiozetetes granadensis
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Scarlet-rumped Tanager - Ramphocelus passerinii
Yellow-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila nigricollis
Golden-hooded Tanager - Stilpnia larvata

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Black-striped Sparrow - Arremonops conirostris


North America


Sitemap Hackers Challenge Contact
Website Powered By PlanetScott.com