After spending a couple of days at Arenal (I had planned to spend longer, but was late in making the reservations) and we moved on to a treehouse site in north-central Costa Rica called BioThermales with a tree house and hot springs. More on the hot springs next post. It was an interesting spot, with a decent sized tract of 2nd growth forest.
White-collared Manakins were audibly snapping from the forest edge.
Pale-billed Woodpeckers worked the grounds, I was surprised to see several together.
Both mornings we were there I explored their trails, one was short and flat, and the other quite steep.
I tracked down this Black-throated Trogon that was calling (and probably should have been able to recognize by voice)
I recognized Rufous Motmot vocalizations though
I was really hoping to find some antbirds, but I think this little patch of habitat was too small, or too isolated, to have some of the sexier forest interior species. I got my hopes up when I found a family group of Barred Woodcreepers.