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Report 20. Sunday, September 25, 2016. More Birding Intervales State Park.

{Our second "Atlantic Forest" birding area. Intervales State Park}

Great shot of an almost-sleeping Tropical Screech-Owl in a palm tree. Beautiful blue is the Azure-shouldered Tanager. {Outside our lodge (whre it was so cold, no heating, so we slept under 2 down comforters and I used an extra pillow over my feet as additional cover. BRRR). They had feeders and Kevin had brought bananas for the feeders so we got some good looks at Tanagers, especially.}

Burnished-buff Tanager. Green-headed Tanager.


The great little bowling ball Spot-winged Wood Quail. They are SO cool. {The rangers here have thrown out cornmeal for these birds so that they are more used to humans and come when the rangers come out. They were not the least bit afraid of us and had gentle cooing sounds that were so pretty to hear.}

At right, a Diademed Tanager.


Don't we look cold? This is Harry, Kevin's friend and with us for the Intervales portion of our trip. He's got great eyes and ears and recognition skills. Plus he's got this cool English accent. {He is from England and is in Costa Rica to learn to be a bird guide from Kevin. Being 25 or so, he could walk us into the ground but he spots such great birds we forgive him that, Ha, Ha}


And a good night,


Life Birds Today (* - indicates a spectacular bird or sighting):

Red-and-White Crake*, Pileated Parrot, Dusky-tailed Antbird, Squamate Antbbird, Variegated Antpitta (heard only, will see it tomorrow), Short-tailed Antthrush, Olivaceous Elaenia, Sao Paulo Tyrannulet.

Upgrades Today:

Spot-winged Wood-Quail (heard only before, saw and video-taped right at our feet and all around us), Tropical Screech-Owl (heard before, great closeup photos today),

New Non-bird Lifeforms Today:

Cavi (like a cross between a small dog and a rabbit).

Life Birds Today: 8
Life Birds on Trip: 366
Trip Birds Seen Today:9
Trip BirdsThis Trip: 529

Note: A Trip Bird is any species seen for the first time this trip. A Life Bird is a bird we have never encountered before. All Life Birds found are also Trip Birds.


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