This bird was seen approximately 3-4 times, each time at low-tide mark. The initial observation was during a regular shorebird survey. Birds that we normally see include Greater Yellowlegs, which is what we first thought of, but it didn't look quite right for a Yellowlegs. The legs were not yellow enough - rather they were a grey-green-yellow. We estimated that the bird was between 24-28cm as it was hanging out with some Black-bellied Plovers. We went down a few times after the initial sighting at high-tide and did not see it. All other sightings were only at low-tide. High quality pictures were taken, and from those we saw that the rump is lightly barred. After much discussion we came to the conclusion of a non-breeding Red Knot, however as far as I can tell this is the first record for the Caribbean Coast and we are just a bit hesitant to call it without some other opinions!
Rhinoclemmys funerea, in Tortugero Mangle, Costa Rica
This loud bird is often see on almost all our Jungle trails, however they are usually too high in the trees to get decent views.
We do not find this species near base, but a 45 minute trip via canal and foot into the park allows us to glimpse this tiny frog.
At the start of a Canal Birds Survey, this adult was spotted seemingly relating, no appearing to be affected by the noise of our boat going past.
Whilst traveling down the canal to conduct a bird survey, we were very fortunate to watch this adult swim across the 10m wide canal, wander along the bank before swimming back across the canal, disappearing into the forest undergrowth.
Found this dove on base, out of range for Tortuguero
Found this Trogon on one of our forest survey's. Looks like a juvenile male Black-throated Trogon but the tail is very short. Any other identification idea's would be great.
previous id wasn't correct trying to work out what this is.