In the afternoon of our full day in the Rancho area Vernon took us out in the bus stopping at various points picking up different target birds, White-throated Flycatcher in a grassy drainage, and a walk down a dirt road paralleling a small canyon.
A Masked Tityra teed up quickly.
We'd walked about halfway down the road when Vernon stopped abruptly and set the scope up. A sunbittern was standing on a large branch. It had a baby that disappeared quickly and invisibly into the parent's breast feathers.
We walked further down encountering a Blue morpho
A couple of us lagged behind the group and were rewarded by the bird taking flight.
A couple of Bay Wrens played hide and seek in the thick brush that was undeterred by the rocky edges of the canyon
A last look at the very picturesque start of the trail