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  1. Keel Billed Toucan
    Costa Rica: Road from San Jose to Puntarenas
  2. White Winged Dove
    Costa Rica: Road from San Jose to Puntarenas
  3. Tarandula Ant Eater
    Costa Rica: road outside of Villa Caletas
  4. Black Vulture
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  5. Great Tailed Grackle
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  6. Yellow Naped Parrot
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
    in flight only
  7. Javio (sandbox) Tree
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    poisonous spikes
  8. White faced Capuchin Monkey
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  9. Double Toothed Kite
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    following a group of monkeys to eat the bugs they shook out
  10. Ctenosaur
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    aka black iguana… not actually an iguana
  11. Chestnut Sided Warbler
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  12. Morpho Amathonte Butterfly
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    beautiful undulating flight pattern; huge butterfly
  13. Buff Throated Saltator
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  14. Turkey Vulture
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  15. Black Billed Wren
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    call only
  16. Ceba Tree
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    sacred to mayans
  17. Boat Billed Heron
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
    funny loud call; funny face
  18. Great Blue Heron
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  19. Rough Winged Swallow
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  20. Great Egret
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  21. Snowy Egret
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  22. Northern Jacana
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  23. Tropical Kingbird
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  24. Nurubs Lizard
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  25. Long Winged Butterfly
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  26. Dryas Julia Butterfly
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  27. Heliconious Erata Butterfly
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  28. Patydis Butterfly
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  29. Lesser Nighthawk
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    asleep during the day
  30. Jesus Christ Lizard
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  31. Leaf Cutter Ant
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  32. Wood Stork
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  33. Chestnut Billed Toucan
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  34. Ruddy Quail Dove
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  35. Variagated Squirrel
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  36. Scarlet Macaw
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    in flight only
  37. Purple Crowned Fairy Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Canopy Tour near Carrera NP
  38. White Ibis
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  39. Snowy Egret
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  40. Parakeet
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
    in flight
  41. Yellow Crowned Night Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    adult and juvinile
  42. Cattle Egret
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  43. Anhinga
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  44. Neotropical Cormorant
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  45. Great Blue Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  46. Little Blue Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  47. Tri-Colored Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  48. Bare Throated Tiger Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  49. Green Backed Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    spectacular
  50. Northern Jackana
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    spectacular
  51. Black Necked Stilt
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  52. Spotted Sandpiper
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  53. Mangrove Black Hawk
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  54. Osprey
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  55. Scarlet Macaw
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    in flight only
  56. Yellow Naped Parrot
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    in flight only
  57. Mangrove Swallow
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  58. Ringed Kingfisher
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  59. Amazon Kingfisher
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  60. Red Winged Blackbird
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  61. Howler Monkeys
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
    15 or so including a baby in a tree alongside the road on the way to cloud forest
  62. Brown Jay
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  63. Red Start
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  64. Common Bush Tanager
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  65. Prong Billed Barbet
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  66. Tarantula Hawk Wasp: aka Cerlenteron Pepsis Chorous
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  67. Spotted Barbtail
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
    covered the whole tree from bottom to top hopping upward… very cool
  68. Three Striped Warbler
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  69. Ochraceous Wren
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  70. Buff Throated Foliage Cleaner
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  71. Strangler Fig
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  72. Ficus Fig
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
    fruit w/green outside and melon inside… good bait for fruit eating birds
  73. Blue Crested Mott Mott
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
    beautiful… strange tail
  74. Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
  75. Purple Throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
    male and female
  76. Long Billed Starthroat Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
  77. Green Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
    male and female
  78. Anna's Hummingbird
    Arboreatum Winter Garden
    male w/very dark head and red irridescent front of head
  79. Townsend's Warbler
    Arboreatum Winter Garden
  80. Black Scoter
    Arboreatum Near Water
    3 (2 males and a female) swimming in water near reeds
  81. Crocodile
  82. Bald Eagle
    Padilla Bay
    2 clusters of adults with juviniles; pair of adults flying low over water in the morning
  83. Dunlin
    Padilla Bay
    single by water's edge among small rocks
  84. Sanderling
    Padilla Bay
    several large flocks
  85. Great Blue Heron
    Padilla Bay
    flew from bay over path into farm field and had low flight for a good long way before landing
  86. Brandt's Cormorant
    Padilla Bay
    Several in flight and taking off from water.
  87. Common Goldeneye
    Padilla Bay
    1st winter male
  88. Bufflehead
    Padilla Bay
    "Tiny little duck
  89. Song Sparrow
    Padilla Bay
    deep red coloring
  90. Magnificent Frigatebird
    Costa Rica: Coast at Resort
  91. Oregon Dark Eyed Junco
    Home
    Several at bird feeder in front yard
  92. American Coot
    Montlake Fill
    hundreds on lake washington and in ponds
  93. Red Winged Blackbird
    Montlake Fill
    "20 or so around the field calling to eachother
  94. American Widgeon
    Montlake Fill
  95. Wood Duck
    Montlake Fill
    1 breeding pair in marsh off of lake washington
  96. Canada Goose
    Montlake Fill
    Several flocks of 5-10 each; nice views of flock in flight
  97. Bufflehead
    Montlake Fill
    "Mixed in with ducks and geese
  98. Hooded Merganser
    Montlake Fill
    2 sightings: 1 of a male with a few females (male flew away early); another of a solitary female
  99. Great Blue Heron
    Montlake Fill
    1 on log off on shore of lake washington
  100. Black Capped Chickadees
    Home
    4 around bird feeder with Juncos
  101. Red Shouldered Hawk
    Fir Island
    rare… perched on top of barn
  102. Snowy Owl
    Fir Island
    6 all perched on logs across the river
  103. Northern Harrier
    Fir Island
    hunting over prarie
  104. Northern Harrier
    Padilla Bay
  105. Red tailed Hawk
    Mom & Dad's
    tree near mom & dad's house
  106. Northern Pygmy-Owl
    Skagit River
    saw during bald eagle festival
  107. Red tailed Hawk
    Skagit River
    drying his tail in a distant tree through the spotting scope. saw during bald eagle festival
  108. Beweick's Wren
    Home
    saw in brush near feeder
  109. red necked grebe
    Puget Sound
    on whale watching trip around the islands -- beautiful
  110. Pelagic Cormorant
    Puget Sound
    on whale watching trip
  111. Flamingo
  112. Northern Pintail
    Padilla Bay
    in groups with lots of american widgeon in the farm fields
  113. American Widgeon
    Padilla Bay
  114. Nothern Shoveler
    Montlake Fill
    mucking through the mud
  115. Green Winged Teal
    Montlake Fill
    large flocks of these and widgeons
  116. Black Scoter
    Mom & Dad's
    in distance on sound seen through spotting scope
  117. Common Murre
    Puget Sound
    on whale watch
  118. Pigeon Guillemot
    Puget Sound
    on whale watch
  119. Rhinoceros Auklet
    Puget Sound
    on whale watch
  120. Northern Flicker
    Washington Park
    distinctive call and black chest patch; on top of tree
  121. Hutton's Vireo
    Fir Island
  122. Hutton's Vireo
    Skagit River
  123. Steller's Jay
    Arboreatum
    through binoculars at the edge of the arboreatum near house
  124. Barn Swallow
    Zoo
    In the wild at the zoo
  125. Common Grackle
    Austin
    musical songs… all through the trees in austin
  126. House Finch
    Home
    in a pair
  127. Cinnamon Teal
    Montlake Fill
    2 different males. No females. Beautiful
  128. Gadwall
    Montlake Fill
    6 or so couples on the ponds.
  129. Osprey
    Montlake Fill
    both an osprey and a bald eagle were circling overhead. A crow came and actually chased the osprey away from what I'm sure was his nest. Amazing.
  130. Red Winged Blackbird
    Montlake Fill
    "first time I saw a female red winged blackbird. They were frequently close to the male red-winged blackbirds. Lots of activity between the males
  131. Bald Eagle
    Montlake Fill
    circling overhead
  132. Great Blue Heron
    Montlake Fill
    several different herons -- most were flying or feeding on lake washington. One was sitting on a branch above one of the ponds. A blackbird harrassed it repeatedly and finally it flew to the other side of the pond
  133. Pie Billed Grebe
    Arboreatum
    we were canoeing and saw several different individuals swimming on the water. Beautiful birds. I got one to coo to me. It's a very distinctive call.
  134. Tree Swallow
    Montlake Fill
    tons of tree swallows (and a few barn swallows) were doing gymnastics in the air. I believe it was to keep others away from their nests.
  135. Tri-Colored Heron
    Arboreatum
    on a log above the water from a canoe
  136. Lesser Scaup
    Yellowstone
  137. Teal
    Yellowstone
  138. Pink Sided Dark Eyed Junco
    Yellowstone
    around picnic grounds
  139. Bison
    Yellowstone
    saw a whole herd including babies crossing a river in Hayden Valley
  140. Grey Wolf
    Yellowstone
    Ranger spotted the wolf. Saw through dad's scope across a valley.
  141. Barrow's Goldeneye
    Yellowstone
  142. Clark's Nuthatch
    Shields Valley
  143. Black Billed Magpie
    Shields Valley
  144. Bald Eagle
    Yellowstone
    adult and juvinile soaring
  145. White Pelican
    Yellowstone
    a pair kept flying up the yellowstone river and floating down
  146. Harlequin Ducks
    Yellowstone
    3 sitting on a clump of rocks in the yellowstone river fishing
  147. Elk
    Yellowstone
  148. Mule Deer
    Yellowstone
  149. Violet Green Swallow
    Yellowstone
    flying around the lodge at Yellowstone Lake
  150. Raven
    Yellowstone
    in flight
  151. Black Bear
    Yellowstone
    3 sitings. 1 young bear. 1 mom with 1 cub. 1 mom with 3 cubs
  152. Pronghorn
    Yellowstone
  153. Western Meadowlark
    Shields Valley
    singing on fencepost
  154. Osprey
    Rafting Trip in Gardiner
    2 in tree above yellowstone river during rafting trip
  155. Kestrel
    Shields Valley
    several different sitings around rental house
  156. Osprey
    Shields Valley
    3 kiting around a cliff on the edge of a big storm
  157. Morning Dove
    Shields Valley
  158. Say's Pheobe
    Shields Valley
  159. Red Tailed hawk
    Shields Valley
    in forested area around shields river. Gave many loud cries.
  160. Robin
    Shields Valley
  161. Canada Goose
    Shields Valley
  162. Eastern Kingbird
    Shields Valley
  163. Killdeer
    Shields Valley
    beautiful!
  164. Blue Grouse
    Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
    with baby chicks crossing the road
  165. Golden Eagle
    Shields Valley
    mom eagle was on the ground drying her wings on one side of the road. Dad spotted 2 babies in a huge nest high up in a tree near the river on the other side of the road
  166. Red Winged Blackbird
    Shields Valley
  167. Chirping Sparrow
    Shields Valley
    down by the creek on the property of the rental house
  168. Northern Cardinal
    "Youngstown
    NY"
  169. American Goldfinch
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
    Several flying around the shrubs.
  170. Willow Flycatcher
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
    In willow grove on the water.
  171. Marsh Wren
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
  172. Turkey Vulture
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
  173. Whimbrel
    Ocean Shores
    15 or so fishing in the surf. Beautiful curved beak. Larger than the other sandpipers
  174. Sanderling
    Ocean Shores
    "100s on the shore
  175. Short-billed Dowitcher
    Ocean Shores
    Manically probing in the sand. Much more active searchers than the other 2 sandpipers.
  176. Caspian Tern
    Ocean Shores
    Beautiful orange beak and sleek black head.
  177. Swainson's Thrush
    Bowerman Basin
  178. Cedar Waxwing
    Bowerman Basin
    peeping out of tree. Really interesting looking bird.
  179. Common Yellowthroat
    Bowerman Basin
    A few different sitings. Looks like female yellowthroats.
  180. Violet Green Swallow
    Bowerman Basin
    100s
  181. Turkey Vulture
    Bowerman Basin
  182. Killdeer
    Fir Island
    2 different birds. One had a weird behavior where he dug his chest into the mudflat and put his butt into the air.
  183. Northern Harrier
    Fir Island
    2 birds sitting on same clump of land and hunting low in the farm fields.
  184. Great Blue Heron
    Fir Island
    3 different herons sitting on stumps in the marsh sunning themselves
  185. Cedar Waxwing
    Fir Island
    5 or 6 perching in tree and then flying around
  186. Swainson's Thrush
    Fir Island
  187. Robin
    Fir Island
  188. Barn Swallow
    Fir Island
  189. Tree Swallow
    Fir Island
  190. Ringed Kingfisher
    Fir Island
    around channel that follows the path
  191. American Goldfinch
    Fir Island
  192. Red Winged Blackbird
    Fir Island
  193. California Quail
    Cranberry Lake
    On a branch 15 feet high on a walk up anacopper road. It cood then finally jumped into the brush under the tree.
  194. Pigeon Guillemot
    Puget Sound
    Off of the ferry
  195. Seagull
    Puget Sound
    Baby seagulls nesting in the ferry docs
  196. Ringed Kingfisher
    Puget Sound
    2 birds chasing eachother as they skim along the island… off of the ferry
  197. Great Kiskadee
    Reserva Costana Sur
  198. Gray Breasted Martin
    Buenos Aires
    outside the school in san telmo
  199. Rufous Hornero
    Reserva Costana Sur
  200. Monk Parakeet
    Reserva Costana Sur
    in pairs collecting twigs for giant nests in the park
  201. Chalk Browed Mockingbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "pretty quiet call
  202. Rufous Capped Antshrike
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "in tree
  203. White Rumped Swallow
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "20-30 flying around bridge
  204. Guira Cukoo
    Reserva Costana Sur
    funky looking! Pair
  205. Shiney Cowbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "several mixed with pigeons
  206. Picazuro Pigeon
    Reserva Costana Sur
    beautiful teal scales on back of neck
  207. Short Eared Dove
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "many
  208. South American Stilt
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Very pretty and graceful
  209. Black and Rufous Warbling Finch
    Reserva Costana Sur
    in shrub
  210. Hepatic Tanager
    Reserva Costana Sur
    sitting on a stalk of pampas grass. Male
  211. Yellow Browed Tyrant
    Reserva Costana Sur
    bright yellow
  212. Brown Hooded Gull
    Reserva Costana Sur
    in flight. Pretty
  213. Rosy Billed Pochard
    Reserva Costana Sur
    hot pink bill with knob
  214. Fulvous Whistling Duck
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "not totally sure of id. Alex has good photo. Bluish bill
  215. White Winged Coot
    Reserva Costana Sur
    very orange
  216. Great Egret
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "black feet
  217. Wattled Jackana
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Beautiful yellow wings spread out
  218. Neotropical Cormorant
    Reserva Costana Sur
  219. Yellow Winged Blackbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
  220. South American Stilt
    Reserva Costana Sur
  221. Great Egret
    Reserva Costana Sur
  222. Coscoroba Swan
    Reserva Costana Sur
  223. Yellow Billed Pintail
    Reserva Costana Sur
    pretty pair with cinnamon heads
  224. Speckled Teal
    Reserva Costana Sur
    5 or so; beautiful beak coloring
  225. Cinnamon Teal
    Reserva Costana Sur
    fabulous color
  226. Greater Yellowlegs
    Reserva Costana Sur
    seemed bigger than 23cm
  227. Brown Hooded Gull
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "large flock on the water
  228. Monk Parakeet
    Reserva Costana Sur
    5 or so in flight
  229. Rufous Hornero
    Reserva Costana Sur
  230. Great Kiskadee
    Reserva Costana Sur
    hunting for food in water by swooping down
  231. Silver Teal
    Reserva Costana Sur
    neat blue and yellow beak
  232. White Faced Ibis
    Reserva Costana Sur
    couldn't see white face but definitely an irredescent scarlet black
  233. Pico de Plata
    Reserva Costana Sur
    So cute. Amazing. Tiny Yellow Eye ring; quick agile movements
  234. White Branded Mockingbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    striking white marking in flight
  235. Hooded Siskin
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "Male; bright yellow parts
  236. Red Eyed Vireo
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Really pronounced white eyebrow; shiny olive back; view was fast so I'm not positive on the ID.
  237. Saffron Yellow Finch
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "rosy forehead
  238. Small Billed Eleana
    Reserva Costana Sur
    sp
  239. Masked Gnatcatcher
    Reserva Costana Sur
    pretty black mask w/blue head
  240. Black and Rufous Warbling Finch
    Reserva Costana Sur
    2 fighting mid air
  241. Giant Wood Rail
    Reserva Costana Sur
    pretty cinnamon
  242. Double Collared Seed Eater
    Reserva Costana Sur
    on ground pecking
  243. Rufous Collared Sparrow
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "very pretty for a sparrow
  244. Chimango Caracara
    Reserva Costana Sur
    very think elegant head for a raptor; white wing pattern. I'm not certain in this id.
  245. Vermillion Flycatcher
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Hot red!
  246. Screaming cowbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "it was screaming

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