Nature Notes

September 29, 2008

Braulio Carrillo N.P., Costa Rica

Filed under: Birds,Costa Rica — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Silver-throated Tanager

Silver-throated Tanager

This National Park is an area of untouched rain forest on the eastern or Caribbean slopes of the central mountain range. It is within 20km. of the capital, San Jose, although I found it more convenient to stay in the town of Guápiles, a pleasant town to the east of the park. The park is located in one of he most rugged areas of Costa Rica and can be wet as well, so dress accordingly. There are also reports of theft from parked cars, take precautions.

There is an aerial tram to take you above the canopy. It can be fun but don’t expect to see a lot of birds as it seemed pretty barren, although we did see a Tiny Hawk which was an unexpected surprise.

Some bird you might see include Broad-billed Motmot, Lattice-tailed Trogon, Dot-winged Antwren, Buffy Tuftedcheek, Plain-Brown and Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Black-cheeked, Pale-billed and Lineated Woodpeckers, Buff-throated Saltator and Scarlet-rumped Cacique.

Tanagers are well represented such as Gray-headed, Silver-throated, Speckled, Bay-headed and White-shouldered Tanager.


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1 Comment »

  1. Very beautiful bird. Nice photo. :)))

    Comment by animtreebird — October 1, 2008 @ 10:21 am

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