BIRDING COSTA RICA photography by keith carver

The birds of Costa Rica are among the most colorful in the world, ranging from the rainbow-colored Keel-billed Toucan to the impossibly cobalt-blue Red-legged Honeycreeper. Join me in my April 2015 tour of Costa Rica as I photographed these and many other fascinating birds of Central America along with three-toed sloths, iguanas, and lush tropical jungles. This trip was led by nature photographers Gary and Judy Malloch, joined by photographers Dennis Parass, Stuart Wanuck and me. Our expert Costa Rican tour guide was Yehudi Hernandez.

Red-legged Honeycreeper, male
GREEN HONEYCREEPER
Brown-hooded Parrot
YELLOW-NAPED PARROT AND CRIMSON PARAKEET
SCARLET MACAW
photographers Gary Malloch, Judy Malloch, Dennis Parass, Stuart Wanuck, and Alexis. Costa Rican cart. Typical Costa Rican breakfast rice, beans and fruit; Stuart feeding a Scarlet macaw; Heliconia flower; Imperial - La Cerveza de Costa Rica; map of area visited
Collared Aricaris
Acorn Woodpecker

Arenal volcano

Lake Arenal

Catarata del Toro

Talamanca mountains

Talamanca mountain stream

Lowland jungle

Eyelash viper; false fer-del-lance viper
Three-toed sloth
COATIMUNDI
Resplendent Quetzal
Emerald Toucanet
Red-eyed tree frog
GHOST GLASS FROG
red poison dart frog
GREEN-CROWNED BRILLIANT
FIERY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS
fiery-throated hummingbird
Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird female
Magnificent Hummingbird male
green-crowned brilliant juvenile
SCINTILLANT HUMMINGBIRD
Bananaquit, Boat-billed Heron, Black-cowled Oriole, Broad-billed Motmot, Great Currasow female, Long-tailed Tyrant, Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher, Yellow-crowned Euphonia, Olive-backed Euphonia
KING VULTURE
Emerald Tanager, Golden-crowned Tanager, Hepatic Tanager, Passerini's Tanager, Flame-colored Tanager, Summer Tanager
Montezuma's Oropendola
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

photography by Keith Carver

with Nature's Tapestry 2015 Costa Rica tour

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