This year’s Caminata – the annual parent-fundraiser Walkathon – was a marvelous success.  As always, parents, teachers, students, meeting members and the community came out in force to hike 11km up up up to Vista Verde Lodge at San Gerardo, with refreshment breaks along the way and lunch at the top.  Friends sponsored walkers to help raise money for financial aid and parent-directed projects (like last year’s kitchen improvements).  And once again, our contingent of bird enthusiasts enjoyed and cataloged the aviary artistry of our mountaintop, guided by Ricky Guindon.

Thank you to all walkers, sponsors, and volunteers.  Please enjoy these photos, and below those, the list of 58 birds (compare to the 2017 count of 49 by Katie Van Dusen.)

  1. Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Mosquero Vientriazufrado o Pecho Amarillo)
  2. Rufous-and-white Wren (Soterrey Rufo y Blanco)
  3. Great-tailed Grackle (Zanate Grande o Zanate)
  4. Cabanis’s Wren (Soterrey Chinchirriqüí)
  5. White-eared Ground-Sparrow (Pinzón Orejiblanco o Cuatro Ojos)
  6. House Wren (Soterrey Cucarachero)
  7. Hoffmann’s Woodpecker (Carpintero de Hoffmann)
  8. Yellow-throated Euphonia (Eufonia Gorgiamarilla o Agüío)
  9. Tropical Kingbird (Tirano Tropical o Pecho Amarillo)
  10. Grayish Saltator (Saltator Grisáceo o Sinsonte)
  11. Clay-colored Thrush (Mirlo Pardo o Yigüíro)
  12. Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elainia Copetona o Copetoncillo)
  13. Social Flycatcher (Mosquero Cejiblanco o Pecho Amarillo)
  14. Boat-billed Flycatcher (Mosquerón Picudo o Pecho Amarillo)
  15. Melodious Blackbird (Tordo Cantor)
  16. Blue-gray Tanager (Tangara Azuleja o Viudita)
  17. Common Tody-Flycatcher (Espatulilla Común)
  18. Red-billed Pigeon (Paloma Piquirroja o Paloma Morada Común)
  19. Mountain Elaenia (Elainia Montañera o Tontillo)
  20. Northern Emerald Toucanet (Tucancillo Verde o Curré)
  21. Brown Jay (Urraca Parda o Piapia)
  22. Rufous-collared Sparrow (Chingolo o Comemaíz)
  23. Palm Tanager (Tangara Palmera o Viudita de la Costa)
  24. Yellow-faced Grassquit (Semillerito Cariamarillo o Gallito)
  25. Great Kiskadee (Bienteveo Grande o Cristo Fué o Pecho Amarillo)
  26. Red-legged Honeycreeper (Mielero Patirrojo o Picudo)
  27. Squirrel Cuckoo (Cuco Ardilla o Bobo Chiso)
  28. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Picogrueso Pechirrosado o Calandria)
  29. Blue-and-white Swallow (Golondrina Azul y Blanco)
  30. Orange-chinned Parakeet (Periquito Barbinaranja o Zapoyolito)
  31. Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Trepador Cabecirrayado)
  32. White-fronted Parrot (Loro Frentiblanco o Cotorra)
  33. Rufous-capped Warbler (Reinita Cabecicastaña)
  34. Lesser Greenlet (Verdillo Menudo)
  35. Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush (Zorzal Piquianaranjado)
  36. Rufous-breasted Wren (Soterrey Carimoteado)
  37. Turkey Vulture (Zopilote Cabecirrojo)
  38. Masked Tityra (Tityra Carirroja o Pájaro Chancho)
  39. Lesser Violet-ear (Colibrí Orejivioláceo Verde Menor)
  40. Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Eufonia Coroniamarilla o Agüío Monjita)
  41. Paltry Tyrannulet (Mosquerito Cejigrís)
  42. Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Golondrina Alirrasposa Norteña)
  43. Lesson’s Motmot (Momoto Coroniazul o Pájaro Bobo)
  44. Slate-throated Redstart (Candelita Pechinegra)
  45. Crested Guan (Pava Crestada o Pava Granadera)
  46. White-throated Thrush (Mirlo Gorgiblanco o Yigüirro Collarejo)
  47. Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush (Zorzal Sombrío)
  48. Common Chlorospingus (Tangara de Monte Ojeruda o Cuatro Ojos)
  49. Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Clorofonia Cejidorada o Rualdo)
  50. Ochraceous Wren (Soterrey Ocroso)
  51. Black-faced Solitaire (Solitario Carinegro o Jilguerro)
  52. Black Guan (Pava Negra)
  53. Mountain Thrush (Mirlo Montañero)
  54. Wood-Pewee species (Pibí migratorio no identificado)
  55. Tropical Parula (Parula Tropical)
  56. White-collared Swift (Vencejón Collarejo)
  57. Resplendent Quetzal (Quetzal)
  58. Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (Soterrey de Selva Pechigrís)