Tarcoles Birds – Post 1 of 2

I chose 28 photos of 24 species of birds I want to show the world, so here is the first 14, in no particular order other than camera numbering or in the order taken. 14 more tomorrow!

Roseate Spoonbill
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Roseate Spoonbill
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Rufous-naped Wren
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
(This is the most common bird in my garden/yard. They’re in the wild too!)

Great Blue Heron with Fish Just Caught
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Great Blue Heron Flying with Black-necked Stilt Flying
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Black-necked Stilt
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Solitary Sandpiper
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
Green Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Great-tailed Grackle male
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Snowy Egret
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Whimbrel
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Cattle Egret
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Osprey with Fish!
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

These photos were all made by me on a 16 December 2016 float trip on the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica, this time with the Jungle Crocodile Safari which specializes in bird watching as opposed to a focus on crocodiles on most of the other companies. I also like Jose and the Jose’s Crocodile Tour, but his one finds more birds for you, about 35 species this trip, and provides a flyer for photo-identification of the birds. Plus if you take the 8:30 AM tour you will see more birds early AND you miss the tour bus crowds. There were just 4 of us plus our guide on our boat this time at 8:30 and when we returned we noticed that the next boat was packed full!

14 more bird photos tomorrow from this same trip.

And my constantly growing BIRDS Photo Gallery online

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