Costa Rica Mammal & Bird List

Costa Rica, the smallest country on the entire American Continent, boasts an amazing 5% of the World´s biodiversity. Located in Central America, Costa Rica serves as the bridge between the South American and North American land masses. Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and is host to a grand number of these species, both the common and the endangered. For your convenience, Hotel Makanda by the Sea, has compiled an easy reference list of the most commonly seen mammals and avifauna for the Manuel Antonio and Damas Island Areas.

List of common mammals Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

  • Squirrel Monkey (Mono Titi)
  • White Faced Capuchin (Mono Cariblanco)
  • Howler Monkey (Mono Congo)
  • Crab-eating Raccoon (Mapache Congrejero)
  • Northern Raccoon (Mapache Norteño)
  • White-nosed Coati (Pizote)
  • Kinkajou (Martilla)
  • Striped Hog-nosed Skunk (Zorro Hediondo Rayado)
  • Neotropical River Otter (Nutria Neotropical)
  • Long-tailed Weasel (Comadreja)
  • Grey Fox (Zorro Gris)
  • Tayra (Tolomuco)
  • Forest Rabbit (Conejo de Bosque)
  • Margay (Caucel)
  • Jaguarundi (Leon Breñero)
  • Puma (Leon Montes)
  • Ocelot (Manigordo)
  • Jaguar (Tigre o Jaguar)
  • Baird´s Tapir (Danta)
  • White-tailed Deer (Venado Coliblanco)
  • Red Brocket Deer (Cabro de Monte)
  • Collard Peccary (Saino)
  • White-lipped Peccary (Chancho de Monte)
  • Naked-tailed Armadillo (Armadillo de Once Bandas)
  • Nine-banded Armadillo (Armadillo de Nueve Bandas)
  • Three-toed Sloth (Perezoso de Tres Dedos)
  • Two-toed Sloth (Perezoso de Dos Dedos)
  • Collared Anteater (Oso Hormiguero)
  • Silky Anteater (Serafín del Platanar)
  • Common Opossum (Zorro Pelon)
  • Wooly Opossum (Zorro de Balsa)
  • Mexican Hairy Porcupine (Puercospin)
  • Agouti (Guatusa)
  • Paca (Tepezcuintle)
  • Variegated Squirrel (Ardilla Variable)
  • Red-tainted Squirrel (Ardilla Coliroja)
  • Pygmy Squirrel (Ardilla Enana)
  • Armored Rat (Rata Espinosa)
  • Nectar Bat (Murciélago Nectivoro)
  • Frog-eating Bat (Murciélago Ranero)
  • Long-nosed Bat (Murciélago Narizon)
  • Orange Nectar Bat (Murciélago Nectarivoro)
  • Common Vampire Bat (Vampiro Comun)
  • False Vampire Bat (Vampiro Falso)
  • Greater Fishing Bat (Murciélago Pescador)

Forest and River Birds & Parrots

  • Orange-chinned Parakeet (Periquito Barbinaranja)
  • Scarlet Macaw ( Guacamayo Rojo)
  • Red-lored Parrot (Loro Frentirrojo)
  • White-fronted Parrot (Loro Frentiblanco)
  • Orange-fronted Parakeet (Perico Frentinaranja)
  • Cinnnamon Hummingbird (Amazilla Canela)
  • Rufous Tailed Hummingbird (Colibrí Rojito)
  • Green Hermit Hummingbird (Colibri Verde)
  • Little Hermit Hummingbird (Colibrita)
  • Long-tailed Hermit Hummingbird (Colibrita Colita)
  • Green-crowned Brilliant (Colibri Verde Brillante)
  • Purple-crowned Fairy (Colibri Morada)
  • Inca Dove (Tortolita Colilarga)
  • Common Ground-Dove (Tortolita Comun)
  • White-tipped Dove (Paloma Coliblanca)
  • White-winged Dove (Paloma Aliblanca)
  • Mourning Dove (Paloma Rabuda)
  • Red-billed Pigeon (Paloma Piquirroja)
  • Black-headed Trogon (Trogon Cabecinegro)
  • Violacious Trogon (Trogon Violaceo)
  • Squirrel Cuckoo (Cuco Ardilla)
  • Groove-billed Ani (Garrapatero Piquiestriado o Tijo)
  • Green Kingfisher (Martin Pescador Verde)
  • Amazon Kingfisher (Martin Pescador Amazonico)
  • Ringed Kingfisher (Martin Pescador Collarejo)
  • Northern Jacana (Jacan Norteña)
  • Common Pauraque (Paloma de la Noche)
  • White-necked Puffbird (Buco Collarejo)
  • Pale-billed Woodpecker (Carpintero Picoplata)
  • Hoffman´s Woodpecker (Carpintero Hoffman´s)
  • Lineated Woodpecker (Carpintero Lineado)
  • Golden-naped Woodpecker (Carpintero Nuquidorado)
  • Fiery-billed Aracari (Tucancillo Piquianaranjado)
  • Collared Aracari (Tucancillo Collarejo)
  • Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Tucan Mandiblo)
  • Turquoise-browed Motmot (Momoto Cejiceleste)
  • Blue-crowned Motmot (Momoto Comun)
  • Social Flycatcher (Mosquero Cejiblanco)
  • Brown-crested Flycatcher (Copeton Crestipardo)
  • Great Crested Flycatcher (Copeton Viajero)
  • Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Copeton Crestioscuro)
  • Great Kiskadee (Bienteveo Grande)
  • Tropical Kingbird (Tirano Tropical)
  • Scissor-tailed Tyrant (Tijereta Rosada)
  • Clay-colored Robin (Yiguirro) NATIONAL BIRD
  • Banded Wren (Soterrey de Costillas Barreteadas)
  • Rufous-and-white Wren (Soterrey Rufo y Blanco)
  • Rufous-naped Wren (Soterrey Nuquirrufo)
  • Great-tailed Grackle (Clarinero)
  • Baltimore Oriole (Bolsero Norteño)
  • Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Trepador Cabecirrayado)
  • Olivaceous Woodcreeper (Trepadorcito Aceitunado)
  • Barred Antshrike (Batara Barreteado)
  • Black-hooded Antshrike (Batara Negruzco)
  • Chestnut-backed Antbird (Hormiguero Dorsicastaño)
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Golondrina Alirrasposa Norteña)
  • Mangrove Swallow (Golondrina Lomiblanca)
  • Long-tailed Manakin (Saltarin Toledo)
  • White-throated Magpie-Jay (Urraca Copetona)
  • Masked Tityra (Tityra Carirroja)
  • Red-legged Honeycreeper (Mielero Patirrojo)
  • White-lored Gnatcatcher (Perlita Cabecinegra)
  • Tropical Gnatcatcher (Perlita Tropical)
  • Blue-gray Tanager (Tangara Azuleja)
  • Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Tangara Carpintera)

Ocean, River and Forest Birds & Fowl

  • Zone Tailed Hawk (Gavilan Colifajeado)
  • Roadside Hawk (Gavilan Chapulinero)
  • Gray Hawk (Gavilan Gris)
  • Common Black Hawk (Gavilan Cangrejero)
  • Broadwinged Hawk (Gavilan Aludo)
  • Laughing Falcon (Falcon Reidor)
  • Crested Caracara (Caracara Cargahuesos)
  • Osprey (Aguila Pescador)
  • Turkey Vulture (Zopilote Cabecirrojo)
  • Black Vulture (Zopilote Negro)
  • Magnificent Frigatebird (Rabihorcado Magno)
  • Anhinga (Pato Aguja)
  • Brown Booby (Booby cafecito)
  • Brown Pelican (Pelicano Pardo)
  • Neotropical Cormorant (Cormoran Neotropical)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (Andarrios Maculado)
  • American Oystercatcher (Ostrero Americano)
  • Double-striped Thick-knee (Alcaravan Americano)
  • Royal Tern (Pagaza Real)
  • Laughing Gull (Gaviota Reidora)
  • Willet (Piguilo)
  • Whimbrel (Zarapita Tinador)
  • Tri-Colored Heron (Garceta Tricolor)
  • Boat-billed Heron (Pico-Cuchara)
  • Green Heron (Garcilla Verde)
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Martinete Cabecipinto)
  • Great Blue Heron (Garzon Azulado)
  • Little Blue Heron (Garceta Azul)
  • Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera)
  • Snowy Egret (Garceta Nivosa)
  • Great Egret (Garceta Grande)
  • Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Garza-Tigre Cuellinuda)
  • Roseate Spoonbill (Espatula Rosada)
  • White Ibis (Ibis Blanco)
  • Muscovy Duck (Pato Real)
  • Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Rascon Cuelligris)
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Pijije Comun)
  • Crested Guan (Pava Crestada)
  • Great Curassow (Pavon Grande)
  • Plain Chachalaca (Chachalaca Cabecigris)
  • Wood Stork (Cigueñon)