A couple of butterflies were flying around one spot and decided to land on Caroline's hand.
Super cool but haven't ID'ed them yet.
We had taken a trail out of the darker forest into open grass and farm lands which led to seeing many soaring birds. This included Black Hawk-Eagles, Short-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kites, and most importantly, a King Vulture!
It soared up and into a large swift flock.
This cool insect was on the ground around this time:
We walked back towards the lodge and saw a family watching something.
It came down from the tree and the family left and we hung out with it for a bit.
Then it climbed a tree to really show off its fancy vest.
We found a small flock of birds closer to the lodge on the edge of the gardens.
Another anteater appeared strolling down the sidewalk.
Back in the garden a female Black-crested Coquette gave us great looks.
After another lunch at the lodge we were ready to head off on the drive to Monteverde. Complete checklist from the day here.
We made it to our Airbnb which was a cute A-frame house that may or may not fall over someday.
Out of the car a Lesson's Motmot was our first yard bird and a Mottled Owl called all night long. More to come! Good times!