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What

Rose-bellied Lizard Sceloporus variabilis

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 06:58 AM PST

Description

This lizard wasn't very frightened by us.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 08:39 AM PST

Description

Tabebuia ochracea, called Corteza amarilla in Costa Rica, is a common and gorgeous tree along the Pacific Coast.

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Turquoise-browed Motmot Eumomota superciliosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 08:42 AM PST

Description

We were thrilled to finally find a Turquoise-browed Motmot, right above the beach.

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Variegated Squirrel Sciurus variegatoides

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 08:44 AM PST

Description

A Variegated Squirrel was in the same trees as the four Howler Monkeys.

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Mantled Howler Monkey Alouatta palliata

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 08:50 AM PST

Description

Three adult Howler Monkeys and one baby rested and moved around a bit in the trees above the beach.

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Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 08:52 AM PST

Description

This beautiful Streak-backed Oriole flew above us near the beach.

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 09:00 AM PST

Description

Perhaps a Spotted Sandpiper?

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Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 10:33 AM PST

Description

This sole cormorant swam past me, then flew off.

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Black Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura similis

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 10:51 AM PST

Description

This 3' Iguana walked towards the beach.

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Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 11:01 AM PST

Description

I think these may be Northern Rough-winged Swallows.

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Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 11:56 AM PST

Description

This medium sized hawk with a dark brown back, white edge to its tail feathers, and an orange beak tipped in black sat on the same branch for 45 minutes.

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Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 16, 2019 12:36 PM PST

Description

These photos are zoomed way in, and blurry. For several minutes it looked like a large and a small whale were swimming by. Lots of splashing water, but very little visible above the surface of the water. A local told us whales are usually only here in October.

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