Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Visit to Veragua Rainforest July 2009

This past July, I visited Veragua Rainforest Park with Daniel Torres and Andres Daves. Both are great birders and passionate about their professions. I highly recommend it is a birding destination as well as a family destination. They have beautiful facilities and excellent habitat. The Frog exhibit and reptile vivarium are state of the art. They have a dark room to walk through with a guide to look for frogs. Their butterfly reasearch and collection are amazing.

They have reports of seeing the sulphur-rumped tanager, white-fronted nunbird, and bare-necked umbrella bird.

Veragua is 12km south from the Liverpool entrance near Limon. Very nice middle-elevation habitat.

I saw the following in a short period of time. I'm definately going to return to seek out the elusive sulphur-rumped tananger.....Lance

Great Tinamou
Plumbeous Kite
White-throated Crake
Red-billed Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon
Gray-chested Dove
Red-lored Parrot
Squirrel Cuckoo
Groove-billed Ani
White-collared Swift
Band-tailed Barbthroat
Western Long-tailed Hermit
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Green-crowned Brilliant
Violaceous Trogon
Rufous Motmot
Collared Aracari
Keel-billed Toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper
Western Slaty-Antshrike
Chestnut-backed Antbird
White-collared Manakin
Red-capped Manakin
Great Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Black-throated Wren
Stripe-breasted Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Clay-colored Robin
Dusky-faced Tanager
Passerini's Tanager
Olive-backed Euphonia
Bay-headed Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Green Honeycreeper
Blue-black Grassquit
Thick-billed Seed-Finch
Black-striped Sparrow
Black-faced Grosbeak
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Montezuma Oropendola

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