|White-nose Coati at Zoomat|
|Matt sets up the scope to begin the search for buntings|
|We spot our first White-nosed Coati in the wild. There are several in the background.|
|White-throated Magpie Jay|
|La Sepultura at dawn|
The majestic male Rose-bellied Bunting(formerly named Rosita's bunting) made an appearance! People just dropped their jaws and uttered things like "WHOA!", "That is one beautiful bird.", "#%^!", or "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they're like..." Just kidding on that last part. It was a real make out session with this bunting.
|Rose-bellied Bunting(formerly called the Rosita's Bunting)|
|Bare-throated tiger heron|
We stopped at a local pond and had the most amazing show of birds and reptiles.
There were so many awesome birds in one spot that it made it difficult to focus. It was a bird bonanza and we stayed here for a long time soaking up all the incredible that was this pond. Rose-throated Becards, Ruddy-breasted seedeaters, Groove-billed Ani's, Crested Caracaras, and Northern Jaçanas. Finally, I got my answer to how one pronounces this last bird's name. I always pronounced the word in Spanish as Ha-Ka-Na. But Mr. Matt said it was a Portuguese word and that would mean it was pronounced Ja-Sa-Nah.
|Black-bellied whistling ducks with Bare-throated tiger heron|
|Gordon could've taken this caiman on:)|
Unfortunately, this day had to come to a close, but there were still many adventures ahead for us that we would take on our own. As the group tours ended, we took to the trails ourselves and came up with some great birds on our last two days. Stay tuned for more.