Costa Rica
Summary and Stats
 
It may not have been the best place for casual bird photography, but my birding experience there was unsurpassed! 
 
Statistics:
Number of bird species: 276
Number of lifebirds: 253

Birds
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)
Least Grebe (Podiceps dominicus)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Olivaceous Cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus)
Anhinga (Anhinga Anhinga)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus)
Chestnut-bellied Heron (Agamia agami)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax violacea)
Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius)
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
Jabiru (Ephippiorhynchus mycteria)
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja)
Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Lesser Yellowhead (Cathartes burrovianus)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor)
Gray Hawk (Asturina nitidus)
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)
Great Black-hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus)
Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus)
Crested Caracara (Polyborus plancus)
Barred Forest-falcon (Micrastur ruficollis)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens)
Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)
Great Curassow (Crax rubra)
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa)
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Double-striped Thick-Knee (Burhinus bistriatus)
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
Surfbird (Aphriza virgata)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla)
Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus)
Least Tern (Sterna antilarum)
Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)
Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans)
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Red-billed Pigeon (Columba flavirostris)
Ruddy Pigeon (Columba subvinacea)
Short-billed Pigeon (Columba nigrirostris)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina)
Little Ground-dove (Columbina minuta)
Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti)
Inca Dove (Scardafella inca)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Ruddy Quail-dove (Geotrygon Montana)
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)
Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga finschi)
Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis)
Barred Parakeet (Bolborhynchus lineola)
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons)
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)
Yellow-naped Parrot (Amazona auropalliata)
Mealy Amazon Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia)
Mottled Wood-owl (Ciccaba virgata)
Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)
Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Dusky Nightjar (Caprimulgus saturatus)
White-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus cayennensis)
White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)
Band-rumped Swift (Chaetura spinicauda)
Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus)
Little Hermit (Phaethornis longuemareus)
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)
Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus)
Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)
Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis)
Steely-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerottei)
Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Striped-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia)
Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaema)
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)
Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris)
Magenta-throated Woodstar (Philodice bryantae)
Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula)
Resplendant Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Baird's Trogon (Trogon bairdii)
Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus)
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)
White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchus)
Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
Swainson's Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)
Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus)
Hoffmann Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmanni)
Golden-olive Woodpecker (Piculus rubiginosus)
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)
Ruddy Treerunner (Margarornis rubiginosus)
Lineated Foliage-gleaner (Philydor subalaris)
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner (Philydor variegaticeps)
Gray-throated Leafscraper (Sclerurus albigularis)
Streaked Xenops (Xenops rutilans)
Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula scisticolor)
Dot-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis)
Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul)
Bicolored Antcatcher (Gymnopithys leucaspis)
Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis)
Paltry Tyrannulet (Zimmerius vilissimus)
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe)
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
Lesser Elaenia (Elaenia chiriquensis)
Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii)
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus)
Slate-headed Tody Flycatcher (Todirostrum sylvia)
Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher (Myiobius barbatus)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus borealis)
Tropical Pewee (Contopus cinereus)
Yellowish Flycatcher (Empidonax flavescens)
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus)
Rufous Mourner (Rhytipterna holertythra)
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Golden-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes hemichrysus)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficata)
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus)
Black-crowned Tityra (Tityra inquisitor)
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis)
Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)
Blue and White Swallow (Notiochelidon cyanoleuca)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
Black-bellied Wren (Thryothorus fasciatoventris)
Riverside Wren (Thryothorus semibadius)
Rufous-and-white Wren (Thryothorus rufalbus)
Plain Wren (Thryothorus modestus)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
White-breasted Wood-wren (Henicorhina leucosticta)
Gray-breasted Wood-wren (Henicorhina leucophrys)
Scaly-breasted Wren (Microcerculus marginatus)
Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops)
Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush (Catharus aurantiirostris)
Slaty-backed Nightingale-thrush (Catharus fuscater)
Mountain Robin (Turdus plebejus)
Pale-vented Thrush (Turdus obseletus)
American White-throated Robin (Turdus albicollis assimilis)
Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)
White-necked Thrush (Turdus albicollis)
Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Stripe-headed Sparrow (Aimophila ruficauda)
Rusty Sparrow (Aimophila rufescens)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila aurita)
Black Seedeater (Sporophila aurita corvina)
Thick-billed Seedeater (Oryzoborus angolensis funereus)
Lesser Seed Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)
Blue Seedeater (Amaurospiza concolor)
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivacea)
Orange-billed Sparrow (Arremon aurantiirostris)
Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris)
Chestnut-capped Brush Finch (Atlapetes brunneinucha)
Black-headed Brush Finch (Atlapetes atricapillus)
Black-headed Saltator (Saltator atriceps)
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
Common Bush Tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus)
White-shouldered Tanager (Tachyphonus luctuosus)
Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Crimson-collared Tanager (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus)
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
Blue and Gold Tanager (Buthraupis arcaei)
Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea)
Blue-hooded Euphonia (Euphonia elegantissima)
Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae)
Emerald Tanager (Tangara florida)
Golden-masked Tanager (Tangara larvata)
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis (Dacnis venusta)
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus)
Slaty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa baritula)
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus)
Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea)
Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)
Blackburian Warbler (Dendroica fusca)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum)
Mangrove Warbler (Dendroica petechia erithachorides)
Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis poliocephala)
Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia)
Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)
Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus)
Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus)
Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons)
Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus)
River Basileuterus (Basileuterus rivularis)
Buff-rumped Warbler (Basileuterus rivularis fulvicauda)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviradis)
Brown-capped Vireo (Vireo leucophrys)
Gray-headed Greenlet (Hylophilus decurtatus)
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
Yellow-billed Cacique (Cacicus holosericeus)
Yellow-tailed Oriole (Icterus mesomelas)
Spot-breasted Oriole (Icterus pectoralis)
Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)
Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus dominicensis)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Yellow-bellied Siskin (Carduelis xanthogastra)
Azure-hooded Jay (Cyanolyca cucullata)
Black-chested Jay (Cyanocorax affinis)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)

Mammals:
Capuchin Monkey
Howler Monkey
Coati
Raccoon
Porcupine
Gray Fox
Three-toed Sloth

Reptiles:
Crocodile
Iguana

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