Black-faced Grosbeak – A Lifer!

I decided to share the birds photographed just one at a time and this one first because it is a “lifer” for me or the first time I have ever seen or photographed it! Certainly not my best bird photo, but many of mine are just for ID and to show I’ve seen that species. On my pre-breakfast guided bird hike we saw maybe 22 species (some not sure of ID) and I got photos of 13 of those plus one more in front of my cabin for a total of 14 species photographed and identified. Of those I will share only the ones that I have decent photos of over the next week or two of Chachagua reports.

Black-faced Grosbeak, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Black-faced Grosbeak, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

This is a big place and I almost got lost trying to explore on my own. Obviously it is not my “best” (in quantity of species) birding lodge, but is good with quite a few birds and I expect to get some more species before the end of the week. The other wildlife I’ve seen so far: Agouti, Howler Monkey and a Blue Jeans Frog with a couple of decent photos of the frog. I do the night hike Wednesday and expect to get a lot more if not raining.

List of Identified Birds Seen Today

  1. Black-faced Grosbeak (Lifer for me)
  2. Black-striped Sparrow
  3. Clay-colored Thrush (Yiguirro)
  4. Collared Aracari Toucan
  5. Gray-headed Chachalaca
  6. Great Kiskadee
  7. Keel-billed Toucan
  8. Muscovy Duck
  9. Red-fronted Parakeet
  10. Ringed Kingfisher
  11. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
  12. Scarlet-rumped Tanager
  13. Tropical Kingbird
  14. Variable Seedeater

¡Pura Vida!

2 Replies to “Black-faced Grosbeak – A Lifer!”

  1. I’m so happy to hear you have already seen a “lifer”! Everything looks beautiful there. Enjoy yourself!

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