57 Beautiful Birds from Costa Rica

By patrick on

The world is months into the pandemic and we all wonder when we might get back to some sort of normal. Most likely, it’s going to be a new normal, possibly one that brings innovations for better, eco-friendly travel options. When travel does come back into the picture, Costa Rica will be there. The opportunities to escape and experience the beauty of Costa Rica can’t come soon enough because the birds are also still here, always in Costa Rica, ready to be seen, photographed, and enjoyed.

With that in mind, we hope you enjoy these images of beautiful birds from Costa Rica. All are from theĀ Costa Rica Birds Field Guide app. Enjoy!:

Agami Heron

 

Black Hawk-Eagle

 

Great Curassow

 

Sunbittern

 

Great Green Macaw

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Brown-hooded Parrot

 

White-fronted Parrot

 

Orange-fronted Parakeet

 

Lesser Ground-Cuckoo

 

Crested Owl

 

Pacific Screech-Owl

 

Keel-billed Toucan

 

Collared Aracari

 

Fiery-billed Aracari

 

Northern Emerald Toucanet

 

Resplendent Quetzal

 

Turquoise-browed Motmot

 

Lesson’s Motmot

 

Red-headed Barbet

 

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker

 

Golden-naped Woodpecker

 

Magenta-throated Woodstar

 

Purple-crowned Fairy

 

Black-bellied Hummingbird

 

Purple-throated Mountain-gem

 

Violet Sabrewing

 

White-necked Jacobin

 

Talamanca Hummingbird

 

Snowcap

 

Three-wattled Bellbird

 

Bare-necked Umbrellabird

 

Orange-collared Manakin

 

Red-capped Manakin

 

Great Kiskadee

 

Barred Antshrike

 

Bicolored Antbird

 

Chestnut-backed Antbird

 

Ocellated Antbird

 

Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher

 

White-throated Magpie-Jay

 

Green Shrike-Vireo

 

Black-faced Solitaire

 

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

 

Blue-gray Tanager

 

Blue Dacnis

 

Green Honeycreeper

 

Golden-hooded Tanager

 

Emerald Tanager

 

Speckled Tanager

 

Silver-throated Tanager

 

Spangle-cheeked Tanager

 

Bay-headed Tanager

 

Crimson-collared Tanager

 

Flame-throated Warbler

 

Prothonotary Warbler

 

Yellow-throated Euphonia

Hard to believe but these 57 species are just a small sampling of birds from Costa Rica (more than 900 are on the list, more than 2,000 images are on the app)! We can’t for you to escape to Costa Rica and enjoy them.

The following photos from the Costa Rica Birds Field Guide app were graciously provided by these contributors. Other images were taken by Randall Ortega Chaves and Patrick O’Donnell:

Josh Beck: Agami Heron

Linda Scott: Black Hawk-Eagle, Purple-crowned Fairy, Prothonotary Warbler

Pete Morris (Birdquest):
Sunbittern, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Three-wattled Bellbird, Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Flame-throated Warbler

Cindy Beckman (Cheepers! Birding on a Budget LLC) : Green Shrike-Vireo, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Blue Dacnis

 

2 comments

  1. Patrick Your mom and I went to elementary school together and she’s often spoke of you and your work. Truly amazing.

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