Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (19-20th February, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

Rincon is fairly easily reached by bus from San Jose or Puerto Jimenez. It is about 1 hour from the latter and 4 buses leave every day (2 early morning, 2 afternoon). The bus passes Cabinas Golfo Dulce which has basic rooms ($20). The manageress can also cook meals on request. The main reason for coming here was to look for the Mangrove Hummingbird which I found next to the mangroves behind the cabins. It is possible to walk/wade along the mangroves depending on the tide. Canoes can also be rented. I didn't see the Yellow-billed Cotinga which is apparently found in the area. I saw 63 species including 2 lifers.

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Species seen 

  • Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
  • Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Green Heron Butorides virescens
  • White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
  • White-throated Crake h Laterallus albigularis
  • Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
  • Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  • Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
  • Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
  • Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
  • Western Sandpiper ? Calidris mauri
  • Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
  • Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis
  • Short-billed Pigeon h Patagioenas nigrirostris
  • Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
  • Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
  • Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Striped Cuckoo h Tapera naevia
  • Bronzy Hermit Glaucis aenea
  • Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri
  • Little Hermit Phaethornis
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  • Mangrove Hummingbird Polyerata boucardi Endemic Endangered
  • Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
  • Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  • Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus
  • Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus
  • Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus
  • Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
  • Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  • Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
  • Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
  • Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
  • Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi
  • Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
  • Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
  • Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
  • Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
  • Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  • Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
  • Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
  • Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
  • Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina
  • Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus
  • Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  • Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus uropygialis

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse