Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hummingbirds at Sarapiquí

White-necked Jacobin
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird female
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Maybe a Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Maybe a Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica


Some of these were shot at the Selva Verde Lodge, some at Dave & Dave's Nature Park, and possibly one at La Selva. I did not indicate exact location when uploading. Sorry.

Also note that when I say "Sarapiquí" I am referring to a region that has become a popular birding Sarapiquí River and Highway 4 (Ruta 4) down through and south of the bigger, main town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí where the boat docks are. Near there is the La Selva Biological Research Station and the large Braulio Carrillo National Park. This is the first of the Caribbean lowlands after the mountain range. There are many competing lodges, but I had read very good things about Selva Verde and now glad I chose it. Hard to imagine better birding anywhere. Though I understand that some other hotels have more luxurious rooms and even air conditioning. Selva Verde has a few rooms with a/c in the main building near the highway if you absolutely require it. The ceiling fan was fine for me.
location and somewhat for adventure sports and tourism in general. It is not a town but an area running from the little town of La Virgen in the west (closer to the mountains I drove through) along the

An additional note for people not familiar with Costa Rica, there are two towns named Puerto Viejo and those who want to avoid confusion use the "full names" or Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí for this area's main town, and on the Caribbean Coast south of the port city of Limon is the more popular beach town of Puerto Viejo de Limon (in Limon Province) or sometimes call Puerto Viejo Talamanca as it is at the foot of the Talamanca Mountains near where the Bribri indigenous people live. I like both areas and birding is good and different in each. It will take years to explore all the nature spots in this beautiful country! And I will try!  :-)    

See also my Photo Gallery of Costa Rica Birds

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