|American Pygmy Kingfisher, Tortuga Lodge, Tortuguero, Costa Rica|
|Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Tortuga Lodge, Tortuguero, Costa Rica|
Purple-throated Fruitcrows began calling above me. The female flew over and paused to stare with nesting material in her mouth – a life bird. Somewhere not too far away a Laughing Falcon began calling, guaco guaco guaco, over and over. Tiny poison dart frogs, bright red with blue hind legs (called bluejeans frogs) jolted spasmodically over the leaf-covered forest floor. Finally the bird was out. I put it in one of our cloth bags and tied the draw string, then returned to the banding station.
|Female Purple-crowned Woodnymph, Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica (iPhone photo)|
|Juvenal Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Tortuguero, Costa Rica|
|Pale-vented Pigeon, Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Tortuguero, Costa Rica|