Checklist S52472046

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Owner Peter Scott

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  • 5
  • 6 mi
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With Diana Hews, Leslie Clapp, Blaise _, and our very good boatman-guide Isaias. Took a 1-hour motorboat ride on Rio Lacantun, back and forth across river between lodge side and Reserva Montes Azules side, down to entrance of Rio Tzendales, which we poked into a short distance, then turned around. Isaias knew where interesting birds likely would be and would target certain spots, or we spotted things and went toward them. River about 100 meters broad here. Banks short and steep with gravel, or in places broad cobbly bars. Besides birds, saw alligators and howler and spider monkeys. Guanacaste trees in yellow flower, and white "spider lilies" (perhaps) with green foliage in flower along banks here and there. -- Afterward, listened to birds calling at sunset and dusk from Lodge bank and terrace.


  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: one or more calling at dusk from Montes Azules reserve side of river - tremulous calls - several series

  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard across river from lodge at 6:22 pm

  4. nightjar sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: heard once (at 6:20, just before Pauraque) what seemed clearly to be an Eastern Whip-poor-will call - single series - given lack/scarcity of documented singing in region in winter, and a single call heard, I will leave it undetermined

  5. Number observed: 2

    Details: on bank of river, walked around in view, or hiding in vegetation

  6. Number observed: 1

    Details: hidden on short beach under vegetation - stayed still for 5 minutes as Isiais tried to point it out to us (patito, he called it) - eventually flushed and swam off

  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: on cobbled bar, called

  9. Number observed: 16
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 5
  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: walking in river edge

  13. Number observed: 200
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 3

    Details: adults perched in slender trees on bank, with Boat-bills - more exposed than BB's

  16. Number observed: 5

    Details: 4 adults, 1 juvenile, perched together next to Yellow-cr Night-Herons on Lodge side of river, within 100 meters of restaurant area; perched above 5 meters above water in slender trees, half-hidden in vegetation, seen only when boat poked into bank nearby

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Sex Unknown 1 4
  17. Number observed: 10
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 2

    Details: calling from across river at dusk

  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: female and male

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard call from Lodge bank at dusk, 6:15

  24. Number observed: 22

    Details: two seen on boat ride, then 10 pairs fly at intervals across river at dusk calling

  25. Number observed: 4
  26. Number observed: 2
  27. Number observed: 4

    Details: singing

  28. Number observed: 1

    Details: alarm call at dusk

  29. Number observed: 2

    Details: calling at sunset

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