Costa Rica Bird Count

The renowned Rainforest Areal Tram at the Braulio Carillo National Park do a Christmas bird count every year. Casa Rio Blanco Ecolodge is one the few places the Rainforest Aerial Tram uses for observation. At approx. 5.30 AM a group of four professional birdwatchers walk on our property and along the river 'Rio Blanco' to record what kind of birds and how many of them were seen that morning. We are proud and happy to present this recent birdlist and invite you to come and see all those pretty flying creatures from the Caribbean slope yourself!

Listing of species observed in the area of Casa Rio Blanco

# SPECIES Indivituals
1 Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus 1
2 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 20
3 Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani 1
4 Black-cowled Oriole Icterus dominicensis 6
5 Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps 3
6 Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum nigriceps 1
7 Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris 2
8 Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis 3
9 Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca 20
10 Blue-black Grassquit Volatina jacarina 10
11 Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides 2
12 Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus 10
13 Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarhynchus pitangua 35
14 Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum 3
15 Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia 1
16 Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio 2
17 Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda 2
18 Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus 4
19 Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul 1
20 Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii 1
21 Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica 30
22 Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi 10
23 Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus 4
24 Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum 1
25 Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna 3
26 Fasciated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma fasciatum 1
27 Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata 25
28 Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea 4
29 Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps 1
30 Great Egret Ardea alba 1
31 Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus 3
32 Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza 10
33 Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 1
34 Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris 3
35 House Wren Troglodytes aedon 10
36 Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans 1
37 Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus 1
38 Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata 1
39 Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa 4
40 Montezuma's Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma 10
41 Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa 4
42 Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis 1
43 Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi 15
44 Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris 6
45 Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis 11
46 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 1
47 Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis 6
48 Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum 1
49 Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii 6
50 Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis 1
51 Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis 18
52 Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata 1
53 Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti 2
54 Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii 4
55 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl 18
56 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus 2
57 Short-billed Pigeon Columba nigrirostris 8
58 Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus 1
59 Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus 1
60 Slate-colored Grosbeak Saltator grossus 1
61 Southern Roughwing Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 20
62 Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata 1
63 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia 1
64 Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius 1
65 Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana 3
66 Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii 1
67 Stripe-breasted Wren Thryothorus thoracicus 2
68 Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis 1
69 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 1
70 Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina 4
71 Thick-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus funereus 4
72 Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus 15
73 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 25
74 Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana 25
75 Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus 2
76 Violet-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica 1
77 Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus 2
78 White-collared Manakin Manacus candei 4
79 White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis 4
80 White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora 4
81 White-whiskered Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis 1
82 Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster 3
83 Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla 4
aerial tram

Areal Tram
Braulio Carillo National Park

Birdwatcher perticipantes:
Marvin Alvarez
Johan FernŠndez
Edward Mockford
Ted Sears

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to our observation list
Observation list 2005 xls
or
Observation list 2005 doc
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Observation list Casa Rio Blanco
The observation update will be
once a year after Christmas.

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