About the Question Mark Icon in the New Versions of Our Birding Apps for Costa Rica and Panama

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The new IOS versions of our apps are now available! They became available in iTunes quicker than expected. Some people have asked about the “question mark icon” for some species. On previous versions, species for which we lacked images were not included on our apps. For this new version, we decided that it would be …

Fiery-throated Hummingbird.

Twelve Fantastic Birds Only Found in Costa Rica and Panama

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Costa Rica and Panama- both have lists of over 900 species of birds. What? That many? Yep, small countries, big bird lists, and incredible biodiversity. Several factors account for all of that life, huge amounts of rain and stable warm weather being two of the most important. However, mountains also play a big role and …

and the beautiful Bay-headed Tanager.

Tanagers: Some of the Most Beautiful Birds in Costa Rica and Panama

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Hundreds of bird species live in the tropical forests of Costa Rica and Panama and more than a few are downright exotic. Toucans call from and move through the canopy of rainforest. Glittering hummingbirds test our camera skills. Parrots, parakeets, and even macaws are seen on a regular basis. However, as amazing as those birds …

This Crowned Woodnymph won't show up with a name search that uses "hummingbird".

Not All Hummingbirds are “Hummingbirds”

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What? Is the title of this post some kind of trick question? Yes, I suppose it is because after all, every hummingbird species is in the family Trochilidae and thus, by definition, a “hummingbird”. At the same time, many members of this family do not have “hummingbird” as part of their common names. For example, …