Costa Rica Day 15, 20 February 2014 - Santa Elena Village

Having been on the go for 2 weeks now our batteries were beginning to run low. So we decided that we'd spend a lazy day chilling at the Arco Iris Lodge and maybe just pop into the village for a wander and a coffee or two. And boy were we lazy!

Luckily a fruiting tree literally a few yards from our cabin provided some good birding entertainment on and off through the day and even a day such as this gave me 2 lifers - Golden-browed Chlorophonia and Blue-crowned Motmot. Also visiting the tree and immediate vicinity were a pair of Emerald Toucanets, Baltimore Oriole, 2 Blue-grey Tanagers, 2 Masked Tityras, loads of Clay-coloured Thrushes, 2 Yellow-bellied Elaenia, 2 Yellow-throated Euphonias, Paltry Tyrannulet, Buff-throated Saltator, and a Yellow-faced Grassquit while Boat-billed Flycatchers were noisily everywhere. Around the village the usual Black and Turkey Vultures and Blue & Black Swallows circled over, Tropical Kingbirds perched up and Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler and Tennessee Warbler also put in an appearance.

Golden-browed Chlorophonia (female)

Golden-browed Chlorophonia (male)

Blue-crowned Motmot

Emerald Toucanet

Paltry Tyrannulet

Buff-throated Saltator

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