Aves de Rio San Juan  - Birdings Rio San Juan
Aves de Montecristo Reserva Silvestre Privada - Birds of
Montecristo Wild life refuge
Observacion de aves en Rio San Juan
Esta colección de aves ha sido catalogada y fotografiadas por el
Sr. Alfonso Agustin Llanes Whitesell, el cual tiene más de 5
años de estar observando las aves en el Rio San Juan. Este es el
primer intento de hacer una guía de aves del Rio San Juan. El ha
usado como guía el libro “The birds of Costa Rica de “Richard
Garrigues y Robert Dean, y en menor escala el libro “a Guide to
the Birds of Costa Rica” por Gary Stiles y Alexander F. Skutch.
This collection of birds has been cataloged by the owner of
Montecristo River Lodge, Mr. Alfonso Agustin Llanes
Whitesell, who has expended around 5 years observing
birds in Rio San Juan. This is the first time he tries to
make a working guide of birds in the San Juan River.  He
has used the books “The Birds of Costa Rica by Richard
Garrigues and Robert Dean, and in a leaser scale the book
“a guide to The Birds of Costa Rica’ by Gary Stiles and
Alexander F. Sktch.
Black-belied Whistling Duck at Rio San Juan Nicaragua
Black-belied Whistling-Duck
Masked Duck
Blue-Winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Black-belied Whistling Duck
Gray Headed Chachalaca
Black Guan                
 Very hard to see and take picture
Anhinga and Neotropic Cormoran at Rio San Juan
Neotropic Cormorant & Anhinga
Very common on the river
Wood Stork at Rio San Juan
Wood Stork
Wood Stork
Very rare
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Bare-throated Tiger-Heron at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Green Heron
Great Blue heron at Rio San Juan
Tri-Colored Heron at Rio San Juan
Great blue heron at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Green Heron
Rufescent Tiger Heron at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Wood Stork at Rio San Juan
White Ibis at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
White Ibis at Rio San Juan
Yellow-Crownwd Night Heron at Rio San Juan
Sharp Shinned Hawk or Cooper's Hawk, on Reserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo
Common Black -Hawk At San Juan del Norte
Crested Caracara on the road to San Carlos, Rio San Juan
Laughing Falcon at Rio San Juan
Osprey fishing at Rio San Juan
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Central American Specialities
in Nicaragua

Information copied from Hotsspots on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.5. Information on
endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher.  The endemic, endangered and
speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted
below have been made in Nicaragua.  

Central American Endemic Specialities in Nicaraguan - No  National Endemics
___ Black-throated Wren
___ Bushy-crested Jay
___ Crimson-fronted Parakeet
___ Green-breasted Mountain-gem
___ Grey-headed Piprites
___ Hoffman's Woodpecker
___ Nicaraguan Grackle
___ Nicaraguan Seed-Finch
___ Purple-throated Mountain-gem
___ Red-throated Parakeet
___ Rufous-winged Woodpecker
___ Snowcap  
___ Snowy Cotinga
___Streak-crowned Antvireo
___ Stripe-breasted Wren
___ Three-wattled Bellbird
___ White-throated Mountain-gem
___ White-throated Shrike-Tanager
___ Yellow-crowned Euphonia
Endangered Birds in Nicaragua
Breeding Birds                                                                            Non-breeding Birds
Military Macaw                                                                           Golden-cheeked Warbler
Three-wattled Bellbird  
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