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Photos by Raymond VanBuskirk
A scintillating Green Honeycreeper at La Milpa’s fruit feeders.
Boat-billed Herons do most of their hunting at night, using their large eyes to help find prey in the shallows, much like Night-Herons.
Yellow-headed Parrots can be hard to get a good look at but you wouldn’t know it from this photo.
One of eighteen Jabirus seen on our 2020 tour.
A Russet-naped Wood-Rail strutting along the shoreline of the Black Creek.
Sunrises are always spectacular over Crooked Tree Lagoon.
A Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl welcomes us from its nest cavity in the village of Crooked Tree.
Female Gartered Trogon eating fruits outside the lodge at La Milpa.
Any day you see an Agami Heron is a good day — there are a lot of good days at Crooked Tree Lagoon.
A Northern Tamandua clambering up a large palm frond. They use their impressive nails and prehensile tail to maneuver some precarious treetop situations.
A Northern Royal Flycatcher catching insects over a compost pile at La Milpa.
A male Rufous-tailed Jacamar waits patiently for an unsuspecting prey item to fly by.
Tawny-winged Woodcreepers regularly follow army ant swarms. This one seemed pretty happy at the La Milpa compost pile.
A Central American Spider Monkey after discovering a small pool of water hidden away in the cavity of a tree trunk.
Ocellated Turkey, a bizarre and wonderful creature of Mesoamerican forests.
We had to work hard for this male Gray-throated Chat, but it was well worth it in the end.
White-bellied Emeralds were the most common visitor at the hummingbird feeders around La Milpa.
A Roadside Hawk doing what they do best, sitting along the roadside.
A Red-legged Honeycreeper shows off its namesake bodily features.
A Red-capped Manakin munching on some berries.
A young Fer-de-lance wrapped, motionless, around the base of a Heleconia leaf.
This Double-toothed Kite was sunning its plumage in the morning light before we came around the bend.
This female Slaty-tailed Trogon sat in the open for the better part of 20 minutes while we watched in awe.
A Middle American Screech Owl calling from a nearby fence post.