Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Day 3 in Costa Rica

We traveled around Earth University, visiting the banana plantation, packing house and cattle operation.  Our host Harvey Anselmo Valentine Harriett is a great birder and got up every morning early around 5:15 to take a few of us early riser around.  The birding was fantastic.  Here are a few of day three photos.

Montezuma Oropendola

Green Iguana

 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

 Black-cheeked Woodpecker

 White-collared Manakin

Clay-colored Robin - The national bird of Costa Rica.  Go figure with all the beautiful birds. 

 Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

Howler Monkey - This was the alpha male leading a small pack.  They really roar early in the morning or when they get riled up.  Our driver Ronald, got this group going when we were in the banana plantation.

 Gray-headed Chachalaca

 Cocoa Woodcreeper - These guys are tough to ID because they all look very similar.

 Green Iguana

 Three-toed Sloth

 Montezuma Oropendola with nests

Montezuma Oropendola flying by

 Common Tody-Flycatcher

Female Common Basilisk

Northern Jacana

Collared Aracari