Landing in San Jose went smooth as did customs…rubber stamp, literally. My first CR bird a Blue-and-white Swallow that I saw through the glass of the airport. We were soon riding along the highway in a turismo bus. Most of the group were exhausted, I on the other hand was gawking at everything.
We were fruitless on finding the fruit stands in Orotina due to it being Sunday…bummer. A stop at the bridge over the Rio Tarcoles was completely awesome. The crocodiles were right there with several lunkers, to borrow a fishing term. A multitude of white-collared swifts were feeding overhead. A Great Kiskadee was on the powerlines along the bridge. Leaving the bridge, the driver pointed out a pair of flying Scarlet Macaws…things are looking up.
Once we arrived in Jaco of “Jacko” as one of my worth constituents called the town, I went out into the heat and managed to trespass on a lot for future condos…damn condos…but it still had some great habitat along the sides and back of the property. I was able to find a Bare-throated Tiger-heron and a few Blue-black Grassquits. A Black Iguana also was seen scrambling up a tree.
The rest of day was spent ambling around Jaco with Bret, I was able to scare up a Basilisk Lizard and a Green Kingfisher.
Tonight I went out at night and hear a Common Paranaque.