Not long after dawn I heard a Plain Wren and played its song once on the ipod. It came in fairly close, the first time I managed a good look at the species over the 2 trips.
Mostly though, it was the common birds that were about, a Red-billed Pigeon in nice light,
Rufous-naped wrens preening each other.
Lesser Vulture-flycatcher (ok Boat-billed)
A couple of Cinnamon Hummingbirds surprised me. The only reason I took a picture of the first one (which I expected to be Rufous-tailed) was that I had had trouble separating Rufous-tailed from Snowy-bellied and Steely-vented at various points and figured I'd build up my reference photos.
Hotel Bougainvillea though, clearly enough for at least some changes in the birds.
The total from the trip was a little over 300 birds in all. That included about 20 birds of prey, an additional 7 owls (all seen), 26 hummingbirds, 6 trogons (with a 7th heard), 36 flycatchers, 4 manakins, and 15 tanagers. About 60 birds were lifers including 10 hummingbirds. I had been to the highlands before (where only a couple birds were lifers). The majority of the rest of the trip was in the Pacific lowlands. My next (year's???) trip will focus on the mid-elevations.