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
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
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
Wildlife Sightings
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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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