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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2020

Costa Rica

Updated ~12 hr(s) ago.

900 species (+195 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highland Tinamou (Nothocercus bonapartei)
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)
Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui)
Slaty-breasted Tinamou (Crypturellus boucardi)
Thicket Tinamou (Crypturellus cinnamomeus)
tinamou sp. (Tinamidae sp.)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Swan Goose (Domestic type) (Anser cygnoides (Domestic type))
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) (Cairina moschata (Domestic type))
Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)
Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)
Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid) (Spatula discors x cyanoptera)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal (Spatula discors/cyanoptera)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
American Wigeon (Mareca americana)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type))
Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Shoveler x Mallard (hybrid) (Spatula clypeata x Anas platyrhynchos)
American Wigeon x Mallard (hybrid) (Mareca americana x Anas platyrhynchos)
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid) (Anas platyrhynchos x acuta)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Blue-winged x Green-winged Teal (hybrid) (Spatula discors x Anas crecca)
Cinnamon x Green-winged Teal (hybrid) (Spatula cyanoptera x Anas crecca)
teal sp. (Anatidae sp. (teal sp.))
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Greater/Lesser Scaup (Aythya marila/affinis)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
duck sp. (Anatinae sp.)
Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula)
Gray-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps)
chachalaca sp. (Ortalis sp.)
Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens)
Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Great Curassow (Crax rubra)
Cracidae sp. (Cracidae sp.)
Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus)
Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge (Dendrortyx leucophrys)
Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus)
Marbled Wood-Quail (Odontophorus gujanensis)
Black-eared Wood-Quail (Odontophorus melanotis)
Black-breasted Wood-Quail (Odontophorus leucolaemus)
Spotted Wood-Quail (Odontophorus guttatus)
wood-quail sp. (Odontophorus sp.)
new world quail sp. (Odontophoridae sp.)
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type) (Pavo cristatus (Domestic type))
Red Junglefowl (Domestic type) (Gallus gallus (Domestic type))
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Columba sp. (Columba sp.)
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis)
Scaled Pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa)
White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala)
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea)
Short-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas nigrirostris)
Patagioenas sp. (Patagioenas sp.)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina)
Plain-breasted Ground Dove (Columbina minuta)
Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common/Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina passerina/talpacoti)
ground dove/Inca Dove sp. (Columbina sp.)
Blue Ground Dove (Claravis pretiosa)
Maroon-chested Ground Dove (Paraclaravis mondetoura)
Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana)
Violaceous Quail-Dove (Geotrygon violacea)
Olive-backed Quail-Dove (Leptotrygon veraguensis)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Gray-chested Dove (Leptotila cassinii)
Gray-headed Dove (Leptotila plumbeiceps)
Leptotila sp. (Leptotila sp.)
Buff-fronted Quail-Dove (Zentrygon costaricensis)
Purplish-backed Quail-Dove (Zentrygon lawrencii)
Chiriqui Quail-Dove (Zentrygon chiriquensis)
quail-dove sp. (Geotrygon/Leptotrygon/Zentrygon sp.)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
pigeon/dove sp. (Columbidae sp.)
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Smooth-billed/Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani/sulcirostris)
Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia)
Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo (Morococcyx erythropygus)
Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (Neomorphus geoffroyi)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
Cocos Cuckoo (Coccyzus ferrugineus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus/erythropthalmus)
cuckoo sp. (Cuculidae sp.) (Cuculidae sp.)
Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
nighthawk sp. (Chordeiles sp.)
Short-tailed Nighthawk (Lurocalis semitorquatus)
Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
White-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis cayennensis)
Ocellated Poorwill (Nyctiphrynus ocellatus)
Chuck-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis)
Rufous Nightjar (Antrostomus rufus)
Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus)
Dusky Nightjar (Antrostomus saturatus)
Antrostomus sp. (Antrostomus sp.)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Caprimulgus sp. (Caprimulgus sp.)
nightjar sp. (Caprimulgidae sp.)
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)
Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)
Northern Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis)
potoo sp. (Nyctibius sp.)
Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis)
Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)
White-chinned Swift (Cypseloides cryptus)
Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei)
Cypseloides sp. (Cypseloides sp.)
Chestnut-collared Swift (Streptoprocne rutila)
White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chimney/Vaux's Swift (Chaetura pelagica/vauxi)
Costa Rican Swift (Chaetura fumosa)
Gray-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris)
Chaetura sp. (Chaetura sp.)
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift (Panyptila cayennensis)
Great Swallow-tailed Swift (Panyptila sanctihieronymi)
large swift sp. (Apodidae sp. (large swift sp.))
small swift sp. (Apodidae sp. (small swift sp.))
swift sp. (Apodidae sp.)
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)
White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila)
Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus)
Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri)
Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Stripe-throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis)
hermit sp. (Phaethornis sp.)
Green-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludovicae)
Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae)
Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus)
Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti)
Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)
Veraguan Mango (Anthracothorax veraguensis)
mango sp. (Anthracothorax sp.)
Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii)
Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei)
Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)
White-crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis)
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)
Talamanca Hummingbird (Eugenes spectabilis)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris)
Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii)
Long-billed/Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris/constantii)
Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis)
White-bellied Mountain-gem (Lampornis hemileucus)
Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus)
White-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis castaneoventris)
Purple-throated/White-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus/castaneoventris)
Magenta-throated Woodstar (Philodice bryantae)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula)
Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla)
Selasphorus sp. (Selasphorus sp.)
Canivet's Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii)
Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chlorostilbon sp. (Chlorostilbon sp.)
Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti)
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii)
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia)
Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia)
Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris)
White-tailed Emerald (Elvira chionura)
Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps)
Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata)
Blue-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis)
Charming Hummingbird (Amazilia decora)
Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi)
Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blue-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia hoffmanni)
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia edward)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)
Amazilia sp. (Amazilia sp.)
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis)
Blue-throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae)
hummingbird sp. (Trochilidae sp.)
Mangrove Rail (Rallus longirostris)
large rail sp. (Rallus sp. (large Rallus sp.))
Colombian Crake (Mustelirallus colombianus)
Paint-billed Crake (Mustelirallus erythrops)
Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus)
Uniform Crake (Amaurolimnas concolor)
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides axillaris)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Russet-naped Wood-Rail (Aramides albiventris)
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
Russet-naped/Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Aramides albiventris/cajaneus)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)
Ocellated Crake (Micropygia schomburgkii)
Yellow-breasted Crake (Hapalocrex flaviventer)
White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis)
Gray-breasted Crake (Laterallus exilis)
Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
American/Pacific Golden-Plover (Lesser Golden-Plover) (Pluvialis dominica/fulva)
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp. (Pluvialis sp.)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
small plover sp. (Charadrius sp.)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
plover sp. (Charadriidae sp.)
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Northern x Wattled Jacana (hybrid) (Jacana spinosa x jacana)
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)
curlew sp. (Numenius sp.)
Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Surfbird (Calidris virgata)
Ruff (Calidris pugnax)
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla/mauri)
peep sp. (Calidris sp. (peep sp.))