Birds of Prey of Costa Rica and the World

Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) perched on a branch with snake at the low lands of Costa Rica

Birds of Prey of Costa Rica and the World

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Another favorite birds of mine are the Birds of Prey. I normally work with the Costarican Raptor Foundation in many projects related to this birds. From educational project, to photography tours and workshops, you name it.

In this story you can glimpse over a small set of the many species that we have here in Costa Rica and also a couple species from South America as well.

 

 

Ornate Hawk Eagle Juvenile

 

Ornate Hawk Eagle Portrait

 

Ornate Hawk Eagle juvenile perched on a branch near a nest in Costa Rica

 

The Ornate Hawk Eagle is one of the most beautiful raptors of the tropics. In Costa Rica is not easy to see, but good spots to look for it are near the Arenal Volcano National Park, Braulio Carrillo National Park and near the Volcan Tenorio National Park

 

Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor) at Carrizal, Costa Rica. For more visit http://www.chrisjimenez.net

 

Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor) just before taking off, at Carrizal, Costa Rica. For more visit http://www.chrisjimenez.net

 

Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor)with prey

 

 

Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor) look for it in pine and highlands forest throughout the Costa Rica. 

 

 

Bat Falcons pair in Orotina, Costa Rica

 

Bat Falcon perched on the morning at the lowlands of Costa Rica

 

The Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)

 

 

White hawk perched on a branch at the rainforest in Costa Rica

 

 

White Hawk in flight at Cinchona Costa Rica

 

White Hawks are beautiful, they can be seen in most rainforest in Costa Rica, Cinchona, Arenal National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park are good place to look for them.

 

 

Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) with snake prey at the lowlands of Costa Rica

 

Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) are the snake hunters specialist. You can normally see them in pretty much every forest of Costa Rica.

 

 

Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) perched on the ground at the low lands of Costa Rica

 

Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) perched on the ground at the low lands of Costa Rica

 

Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) are normally hard to see in Costa Rica. Look for them in the very south of the country, nears Panamas border.

 

 

 

Red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) can be seen in the Highlands. San Gerardo de Dota,  Monteverde, and Chirripo National Park are good places to look for them.

 

Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) perched on a branch in the rain forest at Puerto Maldonado, Peru.

 

Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) are the most powerful raptors in the world. We travel to Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru, to try to image this individual. 

 

 

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) can be seen during the migration of the birds to South America. There are several good points where you can see them flying south.

 

 

Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus) calling

 

 

Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus)

 

 

American Kestrel(Falco sparverius) in flight in Peru.

 

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