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Birds at Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is slowly becoming a renowned birdwatching destination. Hacienda Guachipelin has sponsored several bird counts. This year’s event will most likely take place in October.

Birds are now becoming another reason to visit the area.

Cesar Guell
Cesar Guell

Here we will share a  bird list provided the naturalist guide Cesar Güell. Cesar is a professional guide graduated from a Costarrican official training program for naturalist guides. What Cesar most enjoys is to share his knowledge with visitors. He really enjoys a day full of nature in the park or in the surroundings. The bird count in the area exceeds the 200 mark, but Cesar in his past year has registered 65 birds in his own personal list. Come to Rincon de la Vieja and experience the wildlife of Costa Rica with Cesar.

  1. Black Vulture – Zopilote negro – Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture – Zopilote Cabeza roja – Cathartes aura
  3. Broad-winged hawk – Gavilan aludo – Buteo platypterus
  4. Crested Caracara – Carga huesos – Caracara cheriway
  5. Red billed pigeon – paloma piquiroja – Patagiones cayensis
  6. Inca dove – paloma inca – Colombina inca
  7. White fronted parrot – lora de frente blanca – Amazona albifrons
  8. Crested owl Buho crestado Lophostrix cristata
  9. Collared trogon – trogon collagero – Trogon collaris
  10. Keel billed Toucan – Rhamphastos sulfuratus
  11. Hoffmanns woodpecker Mellanerpes hoffmannii
  12. Masked tityra – Tityra semifaciata
  13. Red crowned ant tanager – Habia rubica
  14. Rufous naped wren – campylorhynchus rufinuca
  15. Tropical kingbird – Tyranus melancholicus
  16. Long tailed manakin – chiroxiphia linearis
  17. Yellow green vireo – Vireo flavoviridis
  18. White throated magpie jay – Calocitta Formosa
  19. White lored gnatcatcher Palioptila plumbea
  20. Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
  21. Red crowned ant tanager Habia rubra
  22. Summer tanager Piranga rubra
  23. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula.
  24. Northern Barred – woodcreeper – Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae.
  25. Olivaceous woodcreeper – Sittasomus griseicapillus
  26. Long-tailed Woodcreeper – Glyphorhynchus spirurus
  27. Dusky Antbird – Cercomacra tyrannina
  28. Great Curassow – Crax rubra
  29. Crested Guan – Penelope purpuracens
  30. Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
  31. White hawk – Leucopterni albicolis
  32. Roadside Hawk – Buteo magnirostris
  33. Short-tailed Hawk – Buteo brachyurus
  34. Swainsons hawk – Buteo swainsoni
  35. Gray-necked wood rail – Aramides cajanea
  36. Leser Ground cukoo – Morococcyx erythropygus
  37. Spectacled owl – Pulsatrix perpicillata
  38. Pacific screech owl – Megascops cooperi
  39. Common pauraque – Nyctidromus albicollis
  40. White collared Swift – Streptoprocne zonaris
  41. Ruby throated hummingbird – Amazilia boucardi
  42. Long billed starthroat – Heliomaster longirostris
  43. Turquoise browed Motmot – Eumomota superciliosa
  44. Yellow- eared toucanet- Selenidera spectabilis
  45. Groove billed Ani – Crotophaga sulcirostris
  46. Squierrel Cuckoo – Piaya cayana
  47. Lineated Woodpecker – Dryocopus lineatus
  48. Pale billed Woodpecker – Campephilus guatemalensis
  49. Dusky Antbird – Cercomacra tyrannina
  50. Bare crowned Antbird – Gymnocichla nudiceps
  51. Piratic Flycatcher – Legatus leucophaius
  52. Olive sided Flycatcher – Contopus cooperi
  53. Black phobe – Sayornis nigricans
  54. Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus
  55. Boat billed Flycatcher – Megarhynchus pitangua
  56. Social Flycatcher – Myozetetes similis
  57. Tropical Kingbird – Tyrannus melancholicus
  58. Philadelphia Vireo – Vireo philadelphicus
  59. Tropical Gnatcatcher – Polioptila plumblea
  60. Kentucky Warbler – Oporornis formosus
  61. Red crowned ant Tanager – Habia rubica
  62. Red legged honeycreeper – Cyanerpes cyaneus
  63. Bronzed Cowbird – Molothrus aeneus
  64. Montezuma Oropendola – Psarocolius Montezuma
  65. King Vulture – Sarcoramphus papa

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Tapir in Rincon de la Vieja NP
Tapir in Rincon de la Vieja NP by Cesar Guell