Costa Rica 2013
Fifteen Years Later

January 15, 2013 - Savegre River, Cerro de la Muerte, Mirador del Valle General, Talari Lodge

Another 6 AM pre-breakfast walk, up the steep trails of Savegre. Then, after breakfast, the long, steep, extremely winding road back to CR #2 and then further north to Tower Road on Cerro de la Muerte at 3,640 meters. This will be our highest-altitude birding. Good birds, including Volcano Junco and Timberline Wren.

Then a stop for lunch at Mirador de Valle General, where the birding was slow but we still managed two luck-outs, the Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch and the Grey-throated Wood Rail.

Then down to the steamy but excellent Talari Lodge on the lower southern slopes of the Cordilerra de Tallamanca, along the Rio General River. An excellent birding day, and for once some decent photos. No luck with owls.

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Spotted Sandpiper
Scaled Pigeon
White-tipped Dove
Gray-chested Dove
Squirrel Cuckoo
Chestnut-collared Swift
White-collared Swift
Vaux's Swift
Green Violetear
White-crested Coquette
Magnificent Hummingbird
Long-billed Starthroat
White-throated Mountain-gem
Volcano Hummingbird
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
Violet Sabrewing
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Blue-crowned Motmot
Fiery-billed Aracari
Olivaceous Piculet
Red-crowned Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Laughing Falcon
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Mountain Elaenia
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Black-capped Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Gray-capped Flycatcher
Piratic Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Black-crowned Tityra
Masked Tityra
Yellow-winged Vireo
Brown-capped Vireo
Brown Jay
Blue-and-white Swallow
Timberline Wren
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Black-faced Solitaire
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush
Sooty Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-cheeked Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Cherrie's Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Speckled Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Green Honeycreeper
Slaty Flowerpiercer
Variable Seedeater
Grayish Saltator
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Volcano Junco
Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole

Volcano Junco

Blue-Crowned Motmot

Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Fiery-billed Araçari
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