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Bird wishlist for 2021 (1 Viewer)

lammergeier05

Daniele Mitchell
I am planning on returning to Costa Rica next December for my next trip for a few pragmatic reasons relating to forecasted virus control, stable tourist access etc with some excellent birding.

As it is my second visit I already have a few of the star birds such as Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Resplendent Quetzal and Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager (although my last time was my first neotropical experience as a teenager so not quite as comprehensive a list as usual). My biggest targets will be a mix of regional specialities with a few more widespread dips I would like to catch up with:

10. Lesser Ground-cuckoo
9. Sunbittern
8. Snowcap
7. Agami Heron
6. Azure-hooded Jay
5. Mangrove Hummingbird
4. Baird’s Trogon
3. Bare-shanked Screech-Owl
2. Red-fronted Parrotlet
1. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
 

lgonz1008

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United States
I am planning on returning to Costa Rica next December for my next trip for a few pragmatic reasons relating to forecasted virus control, stable tourist access etc with some excellent birding.

As it is my second visit I already have a few of the star birds such as Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Resplendent Quetzal and Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager (although my last time was my first neotropical experience as a teenager so not quite as comprehensive a list as usual). My biggest targets will be a mix of regional specialities with a few more widespread dips I would like to catch up with:

10. Lesser Ground-cuckoo
9. Sunbittern
8. Snowcap
7. Agami Heron
6. Azure-hooded Jay
5. Mangrove Hummingbird
4. Baird’s Trogon
3. Bare-shanked Screech-Owl
2. Red-fronted Parrotlet
1. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
Depending on where you go and how much time you have, I'd say you have a pretty good chance for some like 10, 9, 8 and 5. But others like 7 and 1 might be easier in other parts of their range, especially for 1 since it is so rare to begin with in Costa Rica. But best of luck, here's to you catching up with some great birds in Costa Rica. Also amazing kudos to you with having Bare-necked Umbrellabird in your life list, I love cotingas but I think that one is among the few I will not hold my breath to catch up with.
 

Joseph Bouvier

"No, that was a pigeon, not an eagle".
Spain
I saw a red necked nightjar last year, would definitely like to have that experience again. Same for little owl, I just can't find them!
Definitely would like to confidently ID a pallid swift, but I just can't tell the difference between pallid and common.
 

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