|Blue crowned Motmot, Hotel de Montana El Pelicano, San Gerardo de Rivas, Dec 20, 2013|
|Red headed Barbet, Hotel de Montana El Pelicano, San Gerardo de Rivas, Dec 20, 2013|
|Common Potoo, Los Cusingos, Costa Rica, Dec 20, 2013|
|Red legged Honeycreeper, Los Cusingos, Costa Rica, Dec 20, 2013|
On December 20th I made the trip down to Los Cusingos Sanctuary and then to San Gerardo de Rivas. The trip to these two spots produced six life birds among the many species seen. I was joined on this trip by guide Andres who provided some expert guidance during the trip.
As a side the note the last few morning I have made a stop at the Honeypot in Hadley and have found Short eared Owls hunting the fields there before sunrise. On Wednesday morning I had at least three and possibly a fourth and on Thursday morning I had two with some interaction between them with one bird vocalizing a few times. I have never had multiple Short eared Owls in western Massachusetts before so very interesting to see them. I tried to get some photos but the light was so low getting any decent shots has proven illusive so far.