Expedition Report

International Expeditions’ nine-day Costa Rica expedition is a “MUST” for any nature enthusiast! Accompanied by our seasoned Master Naturalist travel guide Jonathan Sequeira, guests on the February 4, 2011 departure compiled an impressive list of species.

BIRDS

1. Brown Pelican
2. Neotropic Cormoran
3. Anhinga
4. Magnificent Frigatebird
5. Great Blue Heron
6. Great Egret
7. Little Blue Heron
8. Snowy Egret
9. Cattle Egret
10. Green Heron
11. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
12. Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
13. Faciated –tiger Heron
14. Tricolored Heron
15. Boat billed Heron
16. Pied-billed Grebe
17. Muscovy Duck
18. Green Ibis
19. Black Vulture
20. Turkey Vulture
21. Osprey
22. Common Black-Hawk
23. Roadside Hawk
24. Semiplumbeous Hawk
25. Gray Hawk
26. White Hawk
27. Crested Guan
28. Northern Jacana
29. Black-necked Stilt
30. Spotted Sandpiper
31. Lesser Yellowlegs
32. Laughing Gull
33. Royal Tern
34. Rock Pigeon
35. Pale-vented Pigeon
36. Short-billed Pigeon
37. White-winged Dove
38. White-tipped Dove
39. Ruddy Ground Dove
40. Orange-chinned Parakeet
41. White-crowned Parrot
42. White Fronted Parrot
43. Red-lored Parrot
44. Mealy Parrot
45. Olive-throated Parakeet
46. Great green Macaw
47. Great Pottoo
48. Groove-billed Ani
49. Western Long-tailed Hermit (hummingbirds)
50. Little Hermit
51. Violet Sabrewing
52. Green Violet-ear
53. Green Crowned Brilliant
54. Coppery-headed Emerald
55. Crowned Woodnymph
56. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
57. Green-crowned Brilliant
58. Purple- throated Mountain Gem
59. Striped-tailed Hummingbird
60. Fork-tailed Emerald
61. White necked Jacobin
62. Slaty-tailed Trogon
63. Orange-bellied Trogon
64. Green & Rufous Kingfisher
65. Ringed Kingfisher
66. Amazon Kingfisher
67. Green Kingfisher
68. American pigmy kingfisher
69. Blue-crowned Motmot
70. Broad-billed Motmot
71. Emerald Toucanet
72. Collared Aracari
73. Keel-billed Toucan
74. Chestnut -mandibled Toucan
75. Black-cheeked Woodpecker
76. Pale-billed Woodpecker
77. Ruddy Treerunner
78. Spotted Barbtail
79. Streaked-headed Woodcreeper
80. Plain Brown Woodcreeper
81. White-collared Manakin
82. Common Tody-Flycatcher
83. Dusky-capped Flycatcher
84. Great Kiskadee
85. Social Flycatcher
86. Tropical Kingbird
87. Mangrove Swallow
88. Blue-and-white Swallow
89. Brown chested Martin
90. Costarican swift
91. White Collared Swift
92. Gray-breasted Wood Wren
93. House Wren
94. Wood Thrush
95. Clay-colored Robin
96. Mountain Robin
97. White throated Robin
98. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush
99. Brown Jay
100. Wilson´s Warbler
101. Black and white Warbler
102. Chestnut-sided Warbler
103. Slate-throated Redstart
104. Three-striped Warbler
105. Bananaquit
106. Common Bush-Tanager
107. Summer Tanager
108. Passerini’s Tanager
109. Blue-gray Tanager
110. Palm Tanager
111. Golden-hooded Tanager
112. Olive-backed Euphonia
113. Variable Seedeater
114. Three striped Sparrow
115. Orange-billed Sparrow
116. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
117. Buff-throated Saltator
118. Great-tailed Grackle
119. Montezuma Oropendola
120. Chestnut- headed oropendola

MAMMALS

1. Mantle Howler Monkey
2. Spider Monkey
3. White faced Capuchin
4. Two fingered sloth
5. Three fingered Sloth
6. Agouti
7. Coatimundi
8. Olingo
9. Red tailed Squirrel
10. Variegated Squirrel
11. Long talied Bat

REPTILES

1. Spectacled Caiman
2. Green Iguana
3. Emerald Basilisk
4. Green Anole
5. Common Anole
6. Orange Headed Gecko
7. Black Mud Turtle
8. Painted Turtle
9. Eyelash Viper
10. American Crocodile

AMPHIBIANS

1. Poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio)
2. Marine Toad
3. Rain Frog
4. Red eye tree Frog.
5. Red webbed treefrog.

INSECTS

Butterflies
1. Blue Morpho (3 species)
2. Julias
3. Anartia
4. Siproeta
5. Phoebe

ARACHNIDS

1. Crab looking Spider
2. Nephila
3. Arrow Shaped Spider
4. Jumping spider
5. Wolf Spider