Friday, April 2, 2010

Costa Rica birds

I just got back from a ten day vacation in Costa Rica. The birds there are are just beautiful and some are so colorful. I'm sure my next few posts will be about the birds I saw in Costa Rica. I will start with the first birds I saw at our San Jose hotel.  They were the Clay colored robin which is the national bird of Costa Rica. Red lored parrots, Palm Tanager, White winged dove, unknown hummingbird, Great tailed grackle, Blue-Gray Tanagers and the Rufous collared sparrow. These are all lifers for me and I need to make a list of my Costa Rica lifers.


                                                                Palm Tanagers



Rufous collared Sparrow


Clay colored robin

Red lored parrot


Blue-gray Tanager


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29 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Good to hear you had a vacation in Costa Rica!

I love Red lored parrot! Beautiful1

Hope to see more photos from Costa Rica :)

Diane AZ said...

How exciting to see so many new birds. The Rufous collared Sparrow is cute and of course I love the parrot and tanagers. White winged doves visit my backyard all summer.

diane said...

That must have been very exciting for you. They are beaut birds.

Rafael said...

those birds are stunning!

Kay said...

What a wonderful trip--and beautiful birds! I hope you will be posting more about Costa Rica. We are hoping to make a trip there in the next year.

Jo said...

What a lovely vacation, Eileen. Nothing is better for me than a bird-watching holiday. Thanks for these beautiful photos of stunning birds. I look forward to more...

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love seeing all of these different species of birds. This is the second kind of Robin that I have learned about today. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays~

Donna M. Simonetti said...

What a nice time you had surrounded by beautiful nature. All those monkeys and beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing the scenary & all the wildlife from a dream vacation. Also looking forward to more bird photos. I know they are all beautiful, but if you had a favorite or two or three....what are they. Take Care Eileen!

Johnny Nutcase said...

I was wondering where you went! Costa Rica, sweet! Hope you had a blast, I'm sure you did! I loved it there (must go back soon!). Sounds like you saw some great birds. The blue-gray tanagers are so pretty. I noticed they were a lot more blue in CR than in Trinidad and Tobago, go figure. Look forward to the next posts!

Elaine said...

What a lovely variety of birds. Tropical places always have such beautiful birds. I look forward to seeing more of your Costa Rica trip.

Snap said...

What a wonderful place for you to visit! I'll enjoy seeing all your bird photos from Costa Rica. Its someplace I'd like to visit also. Happy Critter Day!

Vernz said...

Indeed those are lovely creatures ... Happy Easter, followed you as well..

White Monarch

siromade08 said...

I bet you really enjoy your vacation. Those birds were so lovely and beautiful. The blue-gray tanager is little and very cute.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

all are very lovely,i like the blue one....

Samson said...

Beautiful set of bird photo's, thanks for sharing... Happy Holiday's

Carletta said...

These are a wonderful variety of feathered friends!
Must have been an exciting trip - especially to see so many new birds.
Welcome back.
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots of the birds. Very beautiful.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

wonderful shots! Did you go with a group or on your own?

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Love, love, love, seeing your birds. It must have been a wonderful trip!

Hootin' Anni said...

That sparrow looks huge compared to the ones we have. So, guess everything ISN'T bigger in Texas.

My C C is Easter Rabbits. Hope you have a glorious holiday weekend.

Michael said...

Nice holiday snaps, and not a cheesy grin sight. I also like your header pic.

eden said...

Those are beautiful birds. I enjoy all your pictures. Looks like it was a great holiday.

Happy Easter

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Chad said...

I was in Costa Rica a couple of years ago and loved every moment. I can't wait to go back... what a great place, especially if you love birds! I am glad you had a great time and look forward to your future posts.

Tam@BloggingBradleys said...

Nice pictures. Looking forward to more posts about Costa Rica. Thank you for sharing. See you next week. Tam http://bloggingbradleys.blogspot.com/

EG Wow said...

Fantastic dream vacation! I'd love to see all those birds. Luckily you brought back photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Very neat birds.

wncmountainliving said...

Lucky you - the birds are lovely! Happy Easter too!

SquirrelQueen said...

Welcome back, I was wondering where you were. Great shots of the birds and quite a variety too. I really like the Red lored parrot.

Kerri said...

How Fun! Glad you had a nice time!!!