Bird Watching at Casa el Gecko

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

My sister is staying with us this week at Casa el Gecko in Playa Samara, Costa Rica.  She is a devoted bird watcher and a talented photographer.  I thought I would share the benefits of her endeavors with you.  She spotted all of these birds on her first morning here, 13 species.  I’ll post more in the next few days. She captured new species each morning at 6:00 am, sitting in the garden, not 20 yards from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

b1- turquoise browed motmot 5

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

b1- streak-backed oriole 4

streak-backed oriole

b1- streak-backed oriole 2

streak-backed oriole

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

red-beaked pigeon

red-beaked pigeon

magpie jay

magpie jay

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

hoffman's woodpecker

hoffman’s woodpecker

You can see that many of the birds are seen in pairs.  It’s mating season in Costa Rica.

hoffman's woodpecker

hoffman’s woodpecker

hoffman's woodpecker

hoffman’s woodpecker

groove-billed ani

groove-billed ani

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

rufous-tailed hummingbird

rufous-tailed hummingbird

rufous-tailed hummingbird

rufous-tailed hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

black-headed trogon

black-headed trogon

black-headed trogon

black-headed trogon

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1 comment
  1. louise dickson said:

    Enjoy your sister’s visit. She really got some good shot’s! I need to invest in another pair of binoculars, I’m missing out!

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