Birding Rio San Juan Nicaragua, Montecristo River Lodge. We at the Eco Lodge started observing the amazing
world of birding, a few year ago, thanks to Mrs. Willow Zuchowski a wonderful lady, author of the book Tropical
Plants of Costa Rica. That on her visit to our lodge, she gave us as gift the book The Birds of Costa Rica by
Richard Garrigues and Robert Dean.

I’m Alfonso Agustin Llanes the owner of the Lodge, and by now I have gained the basic skill to identify the birds
around our Lodge. I started my birds list, listing only the birds I identify for sure. I still have dough when
identifying the small seed eaters, warblers, flycatchers and the like.

My first list was identified between August and October of 2008. Birds name in red were identified between
October and November 2008. Birds in blue identified by Sylvia and Bela Babus on their vacation December 2008,
birds in Brown added up to April of 2009, birds in bold blue up to October 2009, birds in bold brown up to January
2010,  birds in bold black up to March 2010, and light blue till may 2011.

I will take this opportunity to thanks Mr. Rob Batchelder for correcting quite a few mistakes I had on my
page as today December 29, 2010.

We ask our birds friends to help us identify and correct us if we have made mistake in naming the birds in my
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Masked Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Gray-headed Chacchalaca
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Wood Stork
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Pinnated Bitterm
Little Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Tricolored Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Roseate Spoonbill
White Ibis
Green Ibis
Black Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Turkey Vulture
King Vulture
Black-collared Hawk
Hook-billed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Plumbeous Kite
Bicolored Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Gray Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Great Black-Hawk
Common Black Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Crested Caracara
Laughing Falcon
Barred Forest Falcon
Purple Gallinule
Common Moorhen
Wattled Jacana
Northern Jacana
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Least Sandpiper
Brown Noddy
Rock Pigeon
Pale-vented Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Blue Ground-Dove
Crimson-fronted Parakeet
Olive-throated Parakeet
Orange Chinned Parakeet
Brown-hooded Parrot
Great Green Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Red-lored Parrot
Mealy Parrot
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Squirrel Cuckoo
Groove Billed Ani
Common Pauraque
Stripe-throated Hermit
Long-billet Hermit
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
Canivet's Emerald
Blue-tailed Hummingbird
Rofous-tailed Hummingbird
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Black-headed Trogon
Violaceous Trogon
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Black Troated Trogon
Ringed kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Chesnut-mandibled Toucan
Collared Aracari
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker
Olivaceous Piculet
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Northerm Barred-Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Slaty Antwren
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet
Yellow Tyrannulet
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Olive Stripe Flycatcher
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Tropical Pewee
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Golden-bellied Flycatcher
White-ringed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Rofous Piha
Masked Tityra
Snowy Cotinga
Red-capped Manakin
White-throated Magpie-Jay
Bank Swallow
Clay-colored Robin
white-shouldered Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager
Summer Tanager
Passerini’s/Cherrie’s Tanager
Crimsom-collared Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Blue-Gray Tanager
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Thick-billed Seed-Finch
Nicaraguan Seed-Finch
Variable Seedeater
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
Blue-black Grassquit
Black-striped Sparrow
Blue-black Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Nicaraguan Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Giant Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Montezuma Oropendola
Violaceous Trogon  birds at Rio San Juan
Slaty Tailed Trogon at Rio San Juan
Blue-gray tanager
Tri-colored heron, Rio San Juan, nicaragua
Black bellied Whistling Duck at Rio San Juan
Boat Billed Flycatcher at Montecristo River Lodge, Rio San Juan
Black-Cheecked woodpecker at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Bullock Oriole, at Rio San Juan
Cavinet Emerald hummingbird at Montecristo, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Bird watching tour in Rio San Juan 144 birds identified by Mr. Agustin Llanes, at Montecristo Private Reserve.
Slaty-tailled Trogon
Agustin Llanes
Violaceous Trogon
Agustin Llanes
Agustin Llanes
By Agustin Llanes
Blue-Gray Tanager
Flycatcher By
Agustin Llanes
Bullock's Oriole
By Agustin Llanes
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
By Agustin Llanes
My Bird List
Osprey at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
by Agustin Llanes
Montezuma oropendula
Montezuma Oropendola
By Agustin Llanes
Northern jacana
Nort hern Jacana
Bu agustin Llanes
Neotropic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron, at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Squirel Cuckoo - At Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Summer Tanager at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Tawny-crested Tanager
Tyrant Flycatcher - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Belted Kingfisher - Rio San Juan Nicaragua
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Purple Gallinule - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Agustin Llanes
Neotropic Cormorant
Agustin Llanes
Tawny-Crested Tanager
Agustin Llanes
Great Blue Jeron
Agustin Llanes
Squirel Cokoo
Agustin Llanes
Purple Gallinule
Agustin Llanes
Agustin Llanes
Tyrant Flycatcher
Agustin Llanes
Agustin Llanes
Crested Caracara at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Crested Caracara
jan 10
Wood Stork on the San Juan River, Nicaragua
Jan 10
Ringed Kinfisher ar Rio San Juan
Cocoa Woodcreeper at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Red Lored Parrot at Montecristo Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Gray-capped Flycatcher
Bananaquit at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Yellow Tyrannulet - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Ringed Kinfisher
Red-lored Parrot
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Yellow Tyrannulet
Bare-throated Tiger Heron - at Rio San Juan
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Groove-billet Ani at Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Groove-billet Ani
Blue-black Grassquit - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Blue-black Grassquit
Humming bird
Collared Aracari- Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Collared Aracari
Stripe-throated Hemit - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Stripe-throated Hemit
Common Paraque - Rio San Juan,Nicaragua
Common Pauraque
Crimson fronted Parakeet - Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
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