16
taxa
4 other animals
2 mollusks
1 arachnid
2 mammals
7 birds

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What

Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 07:22 AM PST

Description

I think this is another Streaked Flycatcher? Very rufous tail.

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Central American Agouti Dasyprocta punctata

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 07:35 AM PST

Description

This is the first agouti that has permitted a photo. He was foraging on our hotel grounds, and I followed him from a distance, listening to his gnawing. Very sweet profile and a tiny tail! The second photo shows how easily he walks downhill.

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Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 09:57 AM PST

Description

This Yellow-headed Caracara flew down to the beach for a quick snack. What a magnificent bird!

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 09:59 AM PST

Description

A Snowy Egret was wading at low tide.

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 10:24 AM PST

Description

This Great Egret was foraging at low tide. I can't figure out the two sticklike protuberances behind its legs?

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What

Dog Canis familiaris

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 10:31 AM PST

Description

Looks like Common Raccoon prints on the beach, near the water during low tide.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 10:32 AM PST

Description

I wonder if this is also a Five-slotted Sand Dollar? The slots look quite different, and the shape is much rounder.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 10:36 AM PST

Description

One of three sand dollars I found on the beach. It matches other photos of the Five-slotted Sand Dollar, five long slots and a squared off bottom edge. But is different from another found close by.

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Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 10:55 AM PST

Description

This gorgeous Tricolored Heron was wading by the boat launch.

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Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 11:11 AM PST

Description

Five Frigatebirds swooped above the beach for over an hour.

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Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 02:33 PM PST

Description

I think this may be an Ash-throated Flycatcher, pausing briefly on a branch in the forest.

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Painted Ghost Crab Ocypode gaudichaudii

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 03:20 PM PST

Description

I was excited to find my first Painted Ghost Crab. Its carapace was quite small, only about 1" across. The second photo shows what a large area it sprays with sand in digging its hole. I waited a long time for it to emerge from its hole. They are very shy around people.

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Rough-ribbed Nerite Nerita scabricosta

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 03:29 PM PST

Description

These snails are abundant on this beach, sometimes clustering in groups of over 100, sometimes alone in what looks like a personally dug hole. Many Ecuadorian Hermit Crabs prefer their empty shells.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 03:32 PM PST

Description

I think these small, attractive snails may be Periwinkle Snails.

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Ecuadorian Hermit Crab Coenobita compressus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 03:34 PM PST

Description

Another amazing Ecuadorian Hermit Crab, one among dozens on the beach. I noticed much more detail in this one, including how perfectly it fits into its shell. And that it chose a beautiful shell. The shell was only 3/4" long.

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Scorpions Order Scorpiones

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 24, 2019 07:55 PM PST

Description

This 1" scorpion appeared in our bathroom! We gently released it outdoors.