We returned to our motel (La Quinta, no relation to the chain here) for a seista and rehydration period. (I realized before we started down the trails at La Selva in the morning that I was feeling light-headed in the 80 degree temps and 98% humidity and downed half my water). Mike, Rhoda, and I couldn't stand it though and headed back out onto the hotel's grounds as soon as lunch was over. Red-throated Ant-tanager and Orange-billed Sparrows put in appearances. Common Tody-Flycatcher was fairly common though a bugger to get a shot of.
When we reached the reserve we found some Golden-hooded Tanagers feeding just outside the visitor center.
We hadn't gone far down the trails before one of the guides spotted a Semi-plumbeous Hawk perched up over the trail. It was remarkably tame as it sat looking for lizards and frogs.
With the day's heat dying off birds became more active and a series of lowland specialties made appearances, more Dusky Antbirds, a brief look at Fasciated Ant-shrike, a really dug in Rufous Motmot, and then a Slaty-breasted Tinamou that started calling (a low mourning dove like ooooh) and worked its way towards the trail to the guides' delight.
Blue-chested Hummingbird, Lesser Greenlet, Cinnamon Woodpecker, and a couple of Woodcreepers (Cocoa and Plain-brown) popped up as well. The guides were particularly excited about the Plain-brown since it's generally only seen around ant swarms (which we weren't lucky enough to run into anywhere along the way.
We ended the night with Short-tailed Nighthawk over one of the bridges, somewhere between our 100th and 130th bird of the day depending on how many that a person managed to get onto.