The porch at this Mirador is precariously perched over the gorge and lined with hummingbird feeders and a platform fruit feeder. As if that is not enough, they had some of the most authentic and delicious food I had all trip. Basically they bring you into the open air kitchen and have you point at all the dishes you want to try and heap it onto your plate. The stewed chicken dish was out of this world and although the Tamale was a bit weird, it was the real deal wrapped in a banana leaf.
Now for the birds....
When the light hits a male Green-crowned Brilliant just right, it looking like it has a cartoonish smile.
Green Hermit - during the trip I was thinking I was seeing some Long-billed Hermits, but the photos all appear to be Green Hermits.
Kind of looks like Gonzo from Sesame Street.
Emerald Toucanet - probably the best bird of the trip.
My new screen-saver.
Coppery-headed Emeralds can be very tricky and can look like a bunch of other species when they turn their heads a certain way.
I was on the fence about this one, but probably just a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird.
Passerini's Tanager female
Passerini's Tanager male
The family eventually wanted to leave. I would stayed all day. I shall return......
Next I convinced my family to stop really quickly at Dave's Nature Pavilion in La Virgen. The specialty here was White-necked Jacobin.
White-necked Jacobin - the light was really failing at this point, it was almost sunset.
Rufous-tailed HB - I love how they set up some Heliconias which they put some nectar in.
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer - the other specialty here. Notice the red feet.
After the Nature Pavilion we headed a little down the road to our next destination, Selva Verde Lodge in Sarapiqui. Coming soon, installment #4.