Looks at a number of species, even given limited time, were much better this time though. I've always thought Prong-billed Barbets looked like they have lion manes.
Slaty-backed Nightengale-thrush is another bird I only saw in really awful light at Tapanti. This one came up to our feet.
Spangle-cheeked Tanager is one of my favorite Costa Rican birds, this was the best look I've had of one since my lifer Spangle-cheeked on my first Costa Rica trip.
A slightly different elevation meant different hummingbirds. Purple-throated Mountain-gem was a lot more common here.
These are my first useable Black-bellied Hummingbird photos, another upper mid elevation specialist.
Staying here would have been prohibitively expensive with the whole family, but if I ever go back with a very small group, I think I would return here.