Thursday, February 9, 2017

Day 7 - 2017 Costa Rica Journal

Our drive from Villa Lapas to Hotel Bougainvillea isn’t until 1:00 this afternoon so after breakfast we spend our morning walking the grounds one last time and packing up.  After lunch our driver is right on time for our 2 hour drive to Hotel Bougainvillea.
Bougainvillea Plantings
This is our 3rd time to stay at this beautiful hotel.  This time we have a room with a balcony.
Our room. 
View from our balcony.
We had been hearing stories of a volcano that was erupting in the area and causing some delays at the airport.
We didn't see any sign of ash in the hotel or on the grounds so they must have been doing a very good job of cleaning up.

Although the highly manicured grounds are not very appealing to birds, we did see some good birds on our afternoon walk.
Crimson-fronted Parakeets
Lesson's (formerly Blue-crowned) Motmot
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Hoffmann's Woodpecker
The next morning we just had time for breakfast and packing up before our driver came to take us to the Juan Santamaria Airport for our flight home.

A few magnet souvenirs:

We had a great trip and look forward to coming back to this wonderful country!

From time to time we will be showing more pictures from Costa Rica.

Total count for the trip:

Birds: 219

Life Birds: 19: Black and White Owl, Coppery-headed Emerald, Steely-vented Hummingbird, Blue-throated Goldentail, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Prong-billed Barbet, Fiery-billed Aracari, Scarlet Macaw, Black-hooded Antshrike, Northern Scrub-Flycatcher, Northern Bentbill (H), Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Eye-ringed Flatbill, Rufous-naped Wren, Riverside Wren, Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, Cherrie's Tanager, Nicaraguan Seed-Finch, Nicaraguan Grackle.

Monkeys 3: White-throated Capuchin, Mantled Howler (also Melanistic Howler), American Spider

Snakes 2: Fer-de-Lance, Eyelash Pit Viper

Turtles 2: Nicaraguan Slider, Orange-eared Slider

Crocodilian: American Crocodile, Spectacled Caiman,

Lizards 4: Green iguana, Ctenosaur (Black Iguana), Ameiva Lizard, Basiliscus Lizard (Jesus Christ Lizard)

Butterfly: Many (still researching names)

Bats: Unknown Species (110 species of bats in Costa Rica)

Raccoon Family 1: White-nosed Coati

Frogs/Toads 6: Rain Forest Frog, Rain Frog, Red-eyed Tree Frog, Yellow Tree Frog, Narrow Headed Tree Frog, Cane Toad

Rodent 2: Central American Aguoti, Variegated Squirrel

1 comment:

  1. Pretty impressive list - love the new bird at the beginning!