We saw a lot of hummingbirds in Costa Rica. These are just the ones I got pictures of. Hopefully I’ve identified them correctly. (Steve, have I made any mistakes?)


Black-bellied Hummingbird

Blue-chested Hummingbird

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer

Bronzy Hermit

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Coppery-headed Emerald (male)

Coppery-headed Emerald (female)

Crowned Woodnymph (male)

Crowned Woodnymph (female)

Fiery-throated Hummingbird

Green Hermit (male)

Green Hermit (female)

Green-crowned Brilliant

Long-billed Hermit

Long-billed Starthroat

Magnificent Hummingbird (male)

Magnificent Hummingbird (female)

Purple-crowned Fairy

Purple-throated Mountain-gem (male)

Purple-throated Mountain-gem (female)

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Stripe-throated Hermit

Violet Sabrewing

Violet-headed Hummingbird (male)

Violet-headed Hummingbird (female)

Volcano Hummingbird (male)

Volcano Hummingbird (female)

White-bellied Mountain-gem

White-necked Jacobin (male)

White-necked Jacobin (female)

White-throated Mountain-gem




We saw eleven different species of woodpeckers. I got pictures of seven.

Acorn Woodpecker (male)

Acorn Woodpecker (female)

Black-cheeked Woodpecker (male)

Black-cheeked Woodpecker (female)

We have Hairy Woodpeckers in Saskatchewan, but the ones in Costa Rica don’t have the white barring on their backs.

Hairy Woodpecker (Costa Rica)

Hairy Woodpecker (Saskatchewan)

Lineated Woodpecker

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Olivaceous Piculet

Hoffmann’s Woodpecker (male)

Hoffmann’s Woodpecker (female)



We saw four different species of owls in Costa Rica.

Black-and-white Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Pacific Screech-Owl(s)

Spectacled Owl

Spectacled Owl (juvenile)

Spectacled Owl family