Birds Around Tortuga Lodge
On my 55th birthday, I crossed "photographing the
birds of Costa Rica" off my bucket list.
On my 55th birthday, I crossed "photographing the birds of Costa Rica" off my bucket list.
Before we even set foot on the Tortuga property,
this swallow was there to greet us.
He and his mate hung around the dock
and above our heads during meal time.
My first walk around the property literally left me
euphonia darted from tree to tree
egging me on to photograph them.
Above is male Olive Backed Euphonia
note the yellow crown
Below is a female Olive Backed Euphonia
note the red crown
Again, note the different colored crowns.
When I reported back to the room to tell Connie about them,
I could not spit out the words, I was so excited.
So I headed right back out.
(I hope I have identified these species correctly.)
blue-black grosbeakbeak male
blue-black grosbeak female
blue-black grosbeak male
I like this shot as it shows the lush plant life that the birds love so much
male and female in the grass
Nicaraguan seed finch
They live in a community
Long-billed or Stripe-Throated Hermit Hummingbird
Little Blue Heron
Magnificent Frigate Bird
This is two separate shots that I combined into one.
Costa Rica Bird Index