Help Merlin expand to Costa Rica

By Drew Weber 27 Jan 2017

Orange-collared Manakin by Tom Murray/Macaulay Library

Do you wish that you could use Merlin Bird ID wherever you traveled in the world? With dreams of birding in the Neotropics, Team Merlin is working on expanding coverage to Costa Rica, including images, sounds, range maps, ID text and Photo ID. So whether you’re currently stuck in a snowbound part of the world, or a fortunate resident tropical birder, we need your help finding high-quality photos of Costa Rican avifauna! Below is our list of especially high-priority species for which we could use photos in Costa Rica, and adding photos of any species always makes a difference.

Click any of the species names to see the images that we currently  have:

Black-eared Wood-Quail
Tawny-faced Quail
Red-fronted Parrotlet
Costa Rican Swift
Spot-fronted Swift
Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Central American form)
Streak-crowned Antvireo (especially females)
Dull-mantled Antbird (female)
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo
White-ruffed Manakin (Female)
Orange-collared Manakin (female)
Gray-headed Piprites
Black-throated Wren
Ochraceous Wren
Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Black-and-yellow Tanager (female)

If you don’t have any of these species, don’t worry—any images are still useful! You can also check out Merlin’s Most Wanted for North American birds.