Autumn Equinox

  • By Carol Lipworth
  • 18 Sep, 2017

Its just another day.  Or is it?

There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March  – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.  This year's September Equinox falls on the 22nd at 2:02 pm.

In Costa Rica, though, the length of our days and nights is pretty darn consistent, changing only 45 minutes one way or the other during the year. This yearly sun graph illustrates it best: The grey at the bottom represents dark hours and the blue at the top represents light hours.  You can clearly see just how equal those two are here in Costa Rica.

Jan                  Feb                   Mar                   Apr                   May                  Jun                   Jul                   Aug                   Sep                  Oct                  Nov                  Dec
So, it begs the question:  Is this just like any other day?  

Well, it may seem like it close to the equator, but it is pretty special for a number of reasons:

  1. The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – from north to south.
  2. On any other day of the year, either the southern hemisphere or the Northern Hemisphere tilts a little towards the Sun. But on the two equinoxes, the tilt of Earth's axis is perpendicular to the Sun's rays.
  3. Astronomically,In the Northern Hemisphere,the September equinox is the autumnal, or fall, equinox marking the end of summer and the beginning of fall (autumn)
  4. The full Moon closest to the September equinox, the Harvest Moon, is astronomically special. This is because the time between one moon rise to another around this period becomes shorter.
  5. According to NASA, the equinoxes are prime time for Northern Lights – geomagnetic activities are twice more likely to take place in the spring and fall time, than in the summer or winter.
  6. Many cultures around the world hold feasts and celebrate holidays to mark the September equinox.

However you choose to celebrate the equinox, sit back, watch the sunset and be grateful for our planet and all of its wonders.

Pura Vida from the Lookout

The Latest from the Lookout at Playa Tortuga Resort

By Carol Lipworth 18 Sep, 2017

There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March  – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.  This year's September Equinox falls on the 22nd at 2:02 pm.

In Costa Rica, though, the length of our days and nights is pretty darn consistent, changing only 45 minutes one way or the other during the year. This yearly sun graph illustrates it best: The grey at the bottom represents dark hours and the blue at the top represents light hours.  You can clearly see just how equal those two are here in Costa Rica.

By Carol Lipworth 14 Sep, 2017
As you step off the plane, you feel it - that thick, tropical air slowly enveloping you, a harbinger of the change that is about to come.  Breathing in that wonderful vacation air is just the beginning of the transformation from your busy, fast-paced life to your calmer, relaxed self.  That feeling is what we here in Costa Rica call Pura Vida .

Anyone familiar with Costa Rica knows about pura vida .  Something of a national slogan, its literal translation is "pure life."  But the expression means much more than that to Ticos (as Costa Ricans call themselves).   Pura vida is used as a greeting, both when saying hello and goodbye. It's also used as the equivalent of "cool" or "no worries."  The deeper significance, however, refers to an experience of life as it truly is, accepting both the good and bad forces that course through it all.   ( From  Adam Leith Gollner in Travel+leisure)  

You'll hear the words p ura vida throughout your stay in Costa Rica; a subtle reminder of a peaceful, gentler way of living.  As the days roll on, you'll begin to feel it sinking in, deeper and deeper until you too start repeating the words.  There's a reason that Costa Rica is considered one of the Blue Zones where people live longer, happier lives and you've now had a taste of it for yourself.

Is it possible to add a little pura vida to your life even if you don't live in Costa Rica?  We think so.  

Here are 10 tips we've learned from living at the Lookout:

     1. Don't sweat the small stuff.  (and most of it is small stuff)
     2. Slow down - walk, don't run.  
     3. Take a moment in the morning to set your intention for the day (think Pura Vida!)
     4. Spend time with your besties (drinks optional)
By Carol Lipworth 10 Sep, 2017

Gallo Pinto (translation: Spotted Rooster)  is more than just rice and beans.  It is a flavorful staple in the Costa Rican diet with just the right amount of onion and cilantro to make it interesting.

This national dish of Costa Rica is most often served with scrambled eggs and topped Salsa Lizano,  a favorite condiment of Ticos (locals) and visitors alike.  You will also find this simple and nourishing dish on the traditional "plato del dia" or "casado", a combination of meat, salad, plantains, tortilla and Gallo Pinto.  You may be happy to know that Gallo Pinto is also Gluten Free and Vegan.

Here is a traditional Gallo Pinto recipe - served for breakfast and all day at the Lookout Bistro:

Traditional Gallo Pinto


  • 1 lb (450 gr.) dried Black beans
  • 8-10 sprigs fresh cilantro 
  • 1 small or medium onion
  • ½ small red or yellow sweet pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups (700 ml) chicken broth or water
  • 2 cups (350 ml) white rice
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1-3 Tablespoon oil to fry the Gallo Pinto 

Cooking instructions:

If beans are dried, cover with water and soak overnight.  Drain the beans and add fresh water to an inch above the top of the beans and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce heat to very low simmer until beans are soft (about 3 hours). Add salt.

Finely chop cilantro, onion, and sweet pepper.

Add 1 Tablespoon oil to a large pan and saute the dry rice for 2 minutes over medium high flame then add half of the chopped onion, sweet pepper and cilantro and saute another 2 minutes. Add water or chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer until rice is tender (20-35 minutes). 

Keep a significant amount of the “black water” with the beans (½-1 cup). This is what gives the rice its color and some of its flavor. Saute the rice, beans, chopped onion, sweet pepper and cilantro together in vegetable oil for a few minutes. Sprinkle with a little fresh chopped cilantro just before serving.

Once the rice and beans are cooked you can refrigerate or freeze them. Make up small batches of Gallo Pinto when you want it by simply sauteing them together.

Pura Vida and Bon Apetite!

By Carol Lipworth 21 Aug, 2017
We've always loved the sloths that amble up our trees and lounge around for days, entertaining us with their slow, deliberate movements and permanent smiles.  They fascinate us with their laissaz-faire attitude, encouraging us to slow down, kick back and chill.

Sloths have become so popular they are now considered the "IT"animal of the day.  People the world over are falling in love with these sluggish creatures and traveling to zoos and reserves to see them in person.  Of course, we think they are much more interesting in their natural habitat!  

Found in the wild in Central and South America, they move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, snacking on leaves, twigs and buds.  A sloth's metabolic rate is amazingly slow and it can spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping.

Learn more about these interesting animals in this Wall Street Journal video.

We can't guarantee the sloths will be visiting during your stay with us, but its sure worth a try.  Book your room today and experience the Real Costa Rica at the Lookout at Playa Tortuga - a boutique resort on the Southern Pacific Coast.
By Carol Lipworth 18 Aug, 2017
For all you bird photographers out there, we found this informative video on YouTube and wanted to share it with you.

Artie and Denise share the methods and techniques that they have developed and used for the past few decades to create dramatic, sharp, well-composed, properly exposed images of a great variety of avian subjects all while visiting many of their favorite bird photography locations on the planet.

Happy Snapping!

By Carol Lipworth 05 Aug, 2017
We always knew our hotel was special, with the amazing ocean views, refreshing breezes and natural beauty.  But, after years of planting and maintaining our gardens, the birds and wildlife have returned and they've returned in a BIG way.  We can't believe what we are witnessing:  our little piece of paradise is teeming with birds and wildlife like never before.  

In July we had a visit from  Kimberly Bustos Arias,   a freelance guide and bird specialist certified by the INA (National Institute of Learning in Costa Rica) who, accompanied by our in-house guide Jeffer Baltodano , discovered the following 108 unique birds on our grounds during her three-day visit!    Do we even have to say it?  We are ecstatic!  

We also hosted world-renowned nature and bird photographer, Ronald Krieger, of the Netherlands.  Be sure to check out our next post where will feature his latest photos of birds at the Lookout and the list of what he saw while here.

Here's Kimberly's list:

Estatus/Status: Sin Comprobante/Without Voucher ( SC ),  Residente/Resident ( R ), Residente Reproductivo/Breeding Resident ( RR ), Residencia Incierta/Residence Uncertain ( R? ), Migratorio/Migrant ( M ), Migrant Status Uncertain ( M? ), Accidental/Accidental ( A ).
Especies Endémicas para Costa Rica y la región ( END ). 

Orden Familia Taxa Nombre en Inglés Nombre en Español Nombre en Francés Estatus
Tinamiformes Tinamidae Tinamus major Great Tinamou Tinamú Grande (Gallina de monte, Perdiz, Gongolona, Yerre)O Grand Tinamou R
Tinamiformes Tinamidae Crypturellus soui Little Tinamou Tinamú Chico (Gallina de monte Chica, Gongolona, Yerre, Ponchita)C Tinamou soui R
Tinamiformes Tinamidae Crypturellus cinnamomeus Thicket Tinamou Tinamú Canelo (Gallina de monte, Gongolona, Perdiz)R Tinamou cannelle R
Galliformes Cracidae        
Galliformes Cracidae Crax rubra Great Curassow Pavón Grande (Pavón, Granadera) Grand Hocco R
Galliformes Cracidae Ortalis cinereiceps Gray-headed Chachalaca Chachalaca Cabecigrís (Chachalaca, Pavita) Ortalide à tête grise  
Galliformes Cracidae Penelope purpurascens Crested Guan Pava Crestada (Pava Granadera) Pénélope panachée R
Suliformes Fregatidae
Suliformes Fregatidae Fregata magnificens Magnificent Frigatebird Rabihorcado Magno (Tijereta, Fragata, Zopilote de Mar) Frégate superbe R
Suliformes Fregatidae Fregata minor Great Frigatebird Rabihorcado Grande (Tijereta) Frégate du Pacifique R
Suliformes Sulidae          
Suliformes Sulidae Sula nebouxii Blue-footed Booby Piquero Patiazul Fou à pieds bleus M,R
Suliformes Sulidae Sula leucogaster Brown Booby Piquero Moreno (Monjita, Alcatraz) Fou brun R
Suliformes Sulidae Sula sula Red-footed Booby Piquero Patirrojo Fou à pieds rouges R
Suliformes Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax brasilianus Neotropic Cormorant Cormorán Neotropical (Pato Chancho, Pato de Agua, Bigua) Cormoran vigua R
Suliformes Anhingidae Anhinga anhinga Anhinga Aninga (Pato Aguja) Anhinga d'Amérique R
Pelecaniformes Pelecanidae          
Pelecaniformes Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican Pelícano Pardo (Buchón, Pelícano, Alcatraz) Pélican brun R
Pelecaniformes Ardeidae          
Pelecaniformes Ardeidae Tigrisoma mexicanum Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Garza-Tigre Cuellinuda (Garzón, Martín Peña, Pájaro Vaco) Onoré du Mexique R
Pelecaniformes Threskiornithidae
Pelecaniformes Threskiornithidae Eudocimus albus White Ibis Ibis Blanco (Coco) Ibis blanc R
Cathartiformes( Cambios, 2017) Cathartidae          
Pelecaniformes Cathartidae Coragyps atratus Black Vulture Zopilote Negro (Zoncho, Gallinazo) Urubu noir  
Pelecaniformes Cathartidae Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture Zopilote Cabecirrojo (Zonchite, Noneca) Urubu à tête rouge  
Accipitriformes           R
Accipitriformes Pandionidae Pandion haliaetus Osprey Águila Pescadora (Gavilán Pescador) Balbuzard pêcheur  
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Buteogallus anthracinus Common Black-Hawk Gavilán Cangrejero Buse noire R
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Buteo magnirostris Roadside Hawk Gavilán Chapulinero (Pata Podrida) Buse à gros bec RR
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Buteo nitidus Grey-lined Hawk Gavilán Gris Rayado (Gavilán Pollero) AOCR Buse cendrée RR
Falconiformes Falconidae
Falconiformes Falconidae Caracara cheriway Crested Caracara Caracara Cargahuesos (Cargahuesos, Querque, Quebrantahuesos) Caracara du Nord R
Falconiformes Falconidae Milvago chimachima Yellow-headed Caracara Caracara Cabecigualdo (Gavilán Blanco) Caracara à tête jaune R
Falconiformes Falconidae Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon Guaco Macagua rieur R
Gruiformes Rallidae          
Gruiformes Rallidae Aramides axillaris Rufous-necked Wood-Rail Rascón Cuellirrufo Râle à cou roux R
Gruiformes Rallidae Porphyrio martinicus Purple Gallinule Gallareta Morada (Polla de Agua, Gallina de Agua, Calamón Morada) Talève violacée R
Charadriiformes Laridae
Charadriiformes Laridae Thalasseus maximus Royal Tern Pagaza Real Sterne royale
Columbiformes Columbidae          
Columbiformes Columbidae Patagioenas cayennensis Pale-vented Pigeon Paloma Colorada (Paloma Morada) Pigeon rousset R
Columbiformes Columbidae Patagioenas flavirostris Red-billed Pigeon Paloma Piquirroja (Paloma Morada Común) Pigeon à bec rouge R
Columbiformes Columbidae Patagioenas nigrirostris Short-billed Pigeon Paloma Piquicorta (Paloma Morada, Dos-tontos-son) Pigeon à bec noir R
Columbiformes Columbidae Columbina talpacoti Ruddy Ground-Dove Tortolita Rojiza (Tortolita, Palomita Colorada) Colombe rousse R,
Columbiformes Columbidae Leptotila verreauxi White-tipped Dove Paloma Coliblanca (Coliblanca, Yuré) Colombe de Verreaux R
Psittaciformes Psittacidae          
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Aratinga finschi Crimson-fronted Parakeet Perico Frentirrojo (Cotorra, Chucuyo, Perico Colilarga o de Palmera) Conure de Finsch R
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Guacamayo Rojo (Lapa Roja, Lapa Colorada) Ara rouge R-
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Brotogeris jugularis Orange-chinned Parakeet Periquito Barbinaranja (Perico, Zapoyolito, Chimbolito, Catano) Toui à menton d'or R
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Pyrilia haematotis Brown-hooded Parrot Loro Cabecipardo (Lora) Caïque à capuchon R
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Pionus senilis White-crowned Parrot Loro Coroniblanco (Cotorra, Chucuyo) Pione à couronne blanche R
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Amazona autumnalis Red-lored Parrot Loro Frentirrojo (Lora Jupa Roja) Amazone à lores rouges R
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Amazona farinosa Mealy Parrot Loro Verde (Lora Cabeza Negra, Lora Jupa Gris) Amazone poudrée R
Cuculiformes Cuculidae
Cuculiformes Cuculidae Piaya cayana Squirrel Cuckoo Cuco Ardilla (Bobo Chiso, Cacao, San Miguel) Piaye écureuil R
Cuculiformes Cuculidae Crotophaga ani Smooth-billed Ani Garrapatero Piquiliso (Tijo, Tinco) Ani à bec lisse R
Strigiformes Strigidae          
Strigiformes Strigidae Megascops choliba Tropical Screech-Owl Lechucita Neotropical (Estucurú o Sorococa) Petit-duc choliba R
Strigiformes Strigidae Pulsatrix perspicillata Spectacled Owl Búho de Anteojos (Oropopo) Chouette à lunettes R
Strigiformes Strigidae Ciccaba nigrolineata Black-and-white Owl Lechuza Blanco y Negro Chouette à lignes noires R
Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae          
Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae Nyctidromus albicollis Common Pauraque Tapacaminos Común (Cuyeo, Pucuyo) Engoulevent pauraqué R
Apodiformes Apodidae          
Apodiformes Apodidae Streptoprocne zonaris White-collared Swift Vencejón Collarejo (Golondrón) Martinet à collier blanc R
Apodiformes Apodidae Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift Vencejo de Paso Martinet ramoneur R?
Apodiformes Trochilidae          
Apodiformes Trochilidae Phaethornis striigularis Stripe-throated Hermit Ermitaño Enano Ermite à gorge rayée R
Apodiformes Trochilidae Phaeochroa cuvierii Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Colibrí Pechiescamado Colibri de Cuvier R
Apodiformes Trochilidae Florisuga mellivora White-necked Jacobin Jacobino Nuquiblanco Colibri jacobin R
Apodiformes Trochilidae Anthracothorax prevostii Green-breasted Mango Colibrí Manguito Pechiverde Mango de Prévost R
Apodiformes Trochilidae Chlorostilbon assimilis Garden Emerald Colibrí Esmeralda Jardinero Émeraude du Panama R
Apodiformes Trochilidae Amazilia decora Charming Hummingbird Amazilia Corona de Berilo (Gorrión) Ariane charmante R
Apodiformes Trochilidae Amazilia tzacatl Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia Rabirrufa (Gorrión) Ariane à ventre gris R
Trogoniformes Trogonidae          
Trogoniformes Trogonidae Trogon caligatus Gartered Trogon Trogón Violáceo AOCR Trogon à lunettes jaunes R
Piciformes Bucconidae        
Piciformes Bucconidae Notharchus hyperrhynchus White-necked Puffbird Buco Collarejo Tamatia à gros bec R
Piciformes Ramphastidae Pteroglossus frantzii Fiery-billed Aracari Tucancillo Piquianaranjado (Cusingo, Cachis, Filí) Araçari de Frantzius R
Piciformes Ramphastidae Ramphastos ambiguus Black-mandibled Toucan Tucán Pico Negro (Quioro, Dios te dé, Gran Curré Negro)AOCR Toucan de Swainson R
Piciformes Picidae Melanerpes chrysauchen Golden-naped Woodpecker Capintero Nuquidorado Pic masqué R-END
Piciformes Picidae Melanerpes rubricapillus Red-crowned Woodpecker Carpintero Nuquirrojo Pic à couronne rouge R
Piciformes Picidae Veniliornis kirkii Red-rumped Woodpecker Carpintero Lomirrojo Pic à croupion rouge R
Piciformes Picidae Piculus simplex Rufous-winged Woodpecker Carpintero Alirrufo Pic à ailes rousses R
Piciformes Picidae Dryocopus lineatus Lineated Woodpecker Carpintero Lineado Pic ouentou R
Piciformes Picidae Campephilus guatemalensis Pale-billed Woodpecker Carpintero Picoplata (Dos Golpes, Carpintero Chriricano) Pic à bec clair R
Passeriformes Thamnophilidae          
Passeriformes Thamnophilidae Thamnophilus doliatus Barred Antshrike Batará Barreteado Batara rayé R
Passeriformes Thamnophilidae Thamnophilus bridgesi Black-hooded Antshrike Batará Negruzco Batara capucin R
Passeriformes Thamnophilidae Myrmeciza exsul Chestnut-backed Antbird Hormiguero Dorsicastaño Alapi à dos roux R
Passeriformes Furnariidae          
Passeriformes Furnariidae Glyphorhynchus spirurus Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Trepadorcito Pico de Cuña Grimpar bec-en-coin R
Passeriformes Furnariidae Lepidocolaptes souleyetii Streak-headed Woodcreeper Trepador Cabecirrayado Grimpar de Souleyet R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Elaenia flavogaster Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elainia Copetona (Tontillo, Bobillo, Copetoncillo) Élénie à ventre jaune R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Zimmerius vilissimus Paltry Tyrannulet Mosquerito Cejigrís Tyranneau gobemoucheron R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Todirostrum cinereum Common Tody-Flycatcher Espatulilla Común (Espatulilla, Mantequillilla) Todirostre familier R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Todirostrum nigriceps Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher Espatulilla Cabecinegra Todirostre à tête noire R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Contopus cinereus Tropical Pewee Pibí Tropical (Tontillo, Piguí) Moucherolle cendré R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Attila spadiceus Bright-rumped Attila Atila Lomiamarilla Attila à croupion jaune R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadee Bienteveo Grande (Cristo Fue, Pecho Amarillo) Tyran quiquivi R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Myiozetetes similis Social Flycatcher Mosquero Cejiblanco (Pecho Amarillo) Tyran sociable R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Myiodynastes maculatus Streaked Flycatcher Mosquero Listado (Pecho Amarillo) Tyran audacieux R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird Tirano Tropical (Pecho Amarillo) Tyran mélancolique R
Passeriformes Tytiridae          
Passeriformes Tytiridae Tityra semifasciata Masked Tityra Tityra Carirroja (Pájaro Chancho, Calandria) Tityre masqué R,
Pipridae Pipridae
Passeriformes Pipridae Lepidothrix coronata Blue-crowned Manakin Saltarín Coroniceleste Manakin à tête bleue R-END
Passeriformes Pipridae Pipra mentalis Red-capped Manakin Saltarín Cabecirrojo Manakin à cuisses jaunes R
Passeriformes Corvidae          
Passeriformes Corvidae Psilorhinus morio Brown Jay Urraca Parda (Piapia) Geai enfumé R
Passeriformes Corvidae Cyanocorax affinis Black-chested Jay Urraca Pechinegra Geai à poitrine noire R
Passeriformes Hirundinidae          
Passeriformes Hirundinidae Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow Golondrina Alirrasposa Norteña Hirondelle à ailes hérissées R
Passeriformes Hirundinidae Stelgidopteryx ruficollis Southern Rough-winged Swallow Golondrina Alirrasposa Sureña Hirondelle à gorge rousse R
Passeriformes Troglodytidae          
Passeriformes Troglodytidae Pheugopedius fasciatoventris Black-bellied Wren Soterrey Vientrinegro Troglodyte à ventre noir R
Passeriformes Troglodytidae Cantorchilus semibadius Riverside Wren Soterrey Pechibarreteado Troglodyte des ruisseaux R
Passeriformes Troglodytidae Troglodytes aedon House Wren Soterrey Cucarachero (Soterrey, Soterré) Troglodyte familier R
Passeriformes Polioptilidae          
Passeriformes Polioptilidae Ramphocaenus melanurus Long-billed Gnatwren Soterillo Picudo Microbate à long bec R
Passeriformes Turdidae          
Passeriformes Turdidae Turdus grayi Clay-colored Thrush Mirlo Pardo (Yigüirro)C Merle fauve R
Passeriformes Mimidae          
Passeriformes Mimidae Mimus gilvus Tropical Mockingbird Pájaro-imitador Tropical Moqueur des savanes R
Passeriformes Thraupidae
Passeriformes Thraupidae Eucometis penicillata Gray-headed Tanager Tangara Cabecigrís Tangara à tête grise R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Ramphocelus costaricensis Cherries's Tanager Tangara de Cherrie, Tangara Costarricense (Sargento) Tangara du Costa Rica R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Thraupis episcopus Blue-gray Tanager Tangara Azuleja (Viudita, Viuda) Tangara évêque R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Thraupis palmarum Palm Tanager Tangara Palmera (Viudita de la Costa) Tangara des palmiers R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Tangara larvata Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara Capuchidorada (Juana, Mariposa, Siete Colores) Calliste à coiffe d'or R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Dacnis cayana Blue Dacnis Mielero Azulejo (Rey de Viuda) Dacnis bleu R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Coereba flaveola Bananaquit Reinita Mielera (Pincha Flor, Santa Marta) Sucrier à ventre jaune R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Sporophila americana Variable Seedeater Espiguero Variable (Setillero Collarejo, Monjito, Arrocerito) Sporophile à ailes blanches R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Cyanerpes cyaneus Red-legged Honeycreeper Mielero Patirrojo (Picudo, Mielero, Tucuso, Trepador) Guit-guit saï R
Passeriformes Thraupidae Saltator maximus Buff-throated Saltator Saltator Gorgianteado (Chayotero, Chojui, Comepuntas, Sinsonte Verde) Saltator des grands-bois R
Passeriformes Icteridae
Passeriformes Icteridae Molothrus aeneus Bronzed Cowbird Vaquero Ojirrojo (Pius) Vacher bronzé R
Passeriformes Icteridae Psarocolius montezuma Montezuma Oropendola Oropéndola de Moctezuma (Oropéndola) Cassique de Montezuma R
Passeriformes Fringillidae          
Passeriformes Fringillidae Euphonia luteicapilla Yellow-crowned Euphonia Eufonia Coroniamarilla (Monjita, Agüío) Organiste à calotte jaune R
Passeriformes Fringillidae Euphonia hirundinacea Yellow-throated Euphonia Eufonia Gorgiamarilla (Agüío, Caciquita) Organiste à gorge jaune R
Passeriformes Fringillidae Euphonia imitans Spot-crowned Euphonia Eufonia Vientrirrojiza (Agüío Barranquillo) Organiste moucheté R

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