Owls of Costa Rica

Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata) landing on a branch at night at the highlands of Costa Rica

Owls of Costa Rica

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Owls are pretty hard to see at night, let alone photograph. With Fundación Rapaces de Costa Rica we have been searching for owls around to country for many many years.

This involves many sleepless nights inside the forest, walking, listening and trying to spot them. We have managed to image and video all of the resident species of Owls in the country and in this story, you can see a few of these images.

Costa Rican Pigmy Owl
Costa Rican pygmy owl(Glaucidium costaricanum) and hummingbird at the Highlands of Costa Rica
Bare-shanked Screech Owl (Megascops clarkii), Endemic from Costa Rica, at San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.
Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator) owlet, perched on mossy branch at night in Costa Rica.
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi). Probatly one of the very few pictures in the wild of this very rare owl. After more than 1 years of looking for the spicie on top peaks of Costa Rica, I manage to get a shot of this Juvenile. Taken at Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica.
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) at church bell tower at night in Costa Rica
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) hunting at a church bell tower in Heredia Costa Rica.
Vermiculated Screech-Owl perched on a branch with a bee in the lowlands of Costa Rica
Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata) landing on a branch at night at the highlands of Costa Rica
Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata) juvenile perched on a mossy branch at the highlands of Costa Rica
Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata) hunting at night in the highlands of Costa Rica.
Ferruginous pygmy owl perched on a branch at night at the pacific lowlands of Costa Rica
Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator) with prey perched on a branch
Spectacle Owl at the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica
Tropical Screech Owl perched on a branch
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba) owlets
Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) juvenile, at night , landing in a branch at Cinchona, Costa Rica http://www.chrisjimenez.net
Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) at night landing in a branch at Cinchona, Costa Rica
Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) owlet perched on the ground at night at the lowlands of Costa Rica
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