I've never gotten tired of seeing Flame-colored Tanagers there.
Acorn Woodpeckers are the dominant woodpecker in the highlands. They were fairly vocal as well.
A lot of the Chiriquí endemics can be found here like Sooty Thrush,
the ever cute Black-billed Nightengale-thrush,
and the Yellow-bellied Siskin.
This was the best look I'd had at this species which is usually more common in the treetops.
Mountain Elaenia is a more widespread bird found at higher elevations throughout Central and northern South America.
I didn't remember these flowers in years past at this location. I'd threatened to photoshop the hummers at Paraiso like in the banner on the blog; none was required here with this magnificent.
or with a small Selasphorus, Volcano Hummingbird.
The Volcano Hummingbirds in this section of Costa Rica have a fairly unique grayish-lavender gorget. I'd gotten distants shots at adult males in the past, this was the first time I'd been close to one however.