Last year we worked pretty hard for a Torrent Duck. We did see a bird very distantly, and mostly obscured by vegetation half-asleep on a rock. Pretty much the epitome of Better-View-Desired. After leaving Guango without one this year we took a walk along a different stream on the way to San Isidro. We were in luck pretty much right away with a female. It was distant and half-asleep, but at least not obscured by the vegetation!
We walked a bit farther and came upon a pair of birds.
It was pretty impressive how they navigated the rushing rapids.
We did have some other birds along this walk, but no flocks, and we worked pretty hard for brief glimpses of a few new tanagers. Butterflies were more cooperative, some familiar (in genus at least) to us at home, and others not.
This is a Heliconian of some sort
I would guess this is a sister of some sort, but that's a guess
This might also be a Sister, or maybe some kind of tropical wood-nymph?
This looks a lot like a Painted Lady though the open spots at the back of the hindwing are a little different than ours.
Finally some sort of Sulphur