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:

  1. Good to hear you had a vacation in Costa Rica!

    I love Red lored parrot! Beautiful1

    Hope to see more photos from Costa Rica :)

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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~

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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!

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

    White Monarch

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

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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. Amazing shots of the birds. Very beautiful.

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

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

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  19. 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.

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

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

    Happy Easter

    My entry

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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  26. 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.

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

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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