Pale-billed WoodpeckerAfter breakfast Rueben took us and another couple up to
After lunch Teri and I checked out the Breadfruit tree behind the cabana and identified a Black-faced Saltator. We then decided to walk down to a swampy area behind the swimming pool on the River Trail. We watched a single Rufous-tailed Jacamar working the pool for about thirty minutes. It was beautifully metallic when in the direct sunlight. We also watched
and Blue-winged Warblers bathing. Nashville
We then walked the King’s Tomb / Logger’s Trail. We got close looks at a Ruddy Woodcreeper near the King’s Tomb. Once onto the Logger’s Trail we found our much-anticipated Tody Motmot. It was sitting at eye level on a tree directly beside the trail, perhaps 25 feet away. We studied it closely for about 45 seconds, and then I tried to sneak my camera out for a photo and off it went! As we neared the bridge we found a nice place to sit next to the creek at a pool. It was not nearly as active as the pool that we’d sat next to on Thursday, but we did add a Red-throated Ant-Tanager. A group of Spider Monkeys passed overhead making quite a racket and causing leaves, sticks and fruit to rain down onto the forest floor.
That night the Howler Monkeys were at it again, growling into the night. Teri finally resorted to earplugs.
This is a short video (sound only) of the Howler Monkeys. Mark pointed the camara at a light since it was dark out and he couldn't get a picture of the monkeys.