It was very dark on this morning so photos are extra fuzzy.
Our guide seemed pretty interested in birds but he seemed worried about the German tourist being bored with our bird-fiending. He even offered to let him join a different group if he wanted, but the German stuck with us for some reason.
A flock of birds materialized at the end of one of the hanging bridges. A lot was going on but these are the two birds I best remember:
Our guide was probably most excited to show us this pit viper:
I swear he called it a green palm pit viper but we are pretty sure it's an eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) as you can even see the little scales above the eye that look like eyelashes.
Our guided walk came to an end without seeing an owl we had hoped our guide could find. We were shuffled over to the cafe where coffee and a granola bar was included with our tour. Complete checklist from the morning here.
Back by our villa this Crowned Woodnymph was hiding out in the porter weed, looking awesome:
That afternoon we headed to the Peninsula Sector of Arenal Volcano National Park.
Jacob had spotted a Keel-billed Motmot on the entrance road, before we even made it to this sign.
The trail at the national park was warm and popular with tourists but we still saw a few cool things, like a Broad-billed Motmot annihilating an insect.
When it finished with that one it immediately caught another.
Some kind of nest
There were several Montezuma Oropendolas right over the trail and a couple were even displaying.
Back on the entrance road I took a break while the others walked down looking for more birds. They lucked into a tour group viewing a Great Potoo.
I was excited to get eyes on a Great Antshrike that was moving around in a shrub. But then it stopped moving. And went to sleep. It had only flown in to roost for the night.
It was pretty dark by then so we called it quits and headed back to our Airbnb. Complete checklist from this area here. Good times!