#859-865 at Poas Volcano National Park

First bird here was a Turkey Vulture. I did not come all the way to Central America to see Turkey Vultures. The second bird was a Rufous-collared Sparrow, just like back at the hotel:

Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis in grass

But the third bird was #859 Mountain Elaenia:

Mountain Elaenia perched

#860 was a Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager, a common bird here. #861 was a Fiery-throated Hummingbird that moved way too fast to get a picture of.

#862 was a truly Resplendent Quetzal that unfortunately never came far out enough out of the forest to get a really good picture:

Resplendent Quetzal male

However it is a magnificent bird.

#863 was a sadly heard-only Silvery-fronted Tapaculo. Gray-breasted Wood-wren was also heard and not seen, though I have seen it before in Panama on the road to Altos Maria.

#864 was a Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush I thought I had missed, but then it came back and was really cooperative:

Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush

#865 and the final life bird for the site was Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher.

The volcano itself was too covered in mists/steam/clouds/fog to see much but you could smell the sulfur.

Now it’s down the road to lunch.

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