The Birds of Bijagua

After Arenal, we stayed in a lovely place in Bijagua, nestled between two volcanos, Tenorio and Miravalle. We stayed at the impressive and lovely Casitas Tenorio up the hill from the town of Bijagua. Pip and Donald were fabulous hosts, and the place was very tastefully designed and fun to explore. The best part, though was their bird feeder. They collect a fresh bunch of bananas from their banana orchard daily and put it out in front of the open restaurant area for the birds to eat.

And oh the birds. Let’s do this carefully.

The largest toucan, the Black-Mandibled Toucan. We saw these in Arenal as well. They are striking, and large, but kind of shy.
A Summer Tanager.
The dapper White-Throated Magpie Jay, which we first met in Nicaragua.
A Black-Cheeked Woodpecker.
The Montezuma Oropendola is quite a peculiar bird, right down to it’s tail and beak and cheeks.
A cute little Yellow-Throated Euphonia.
The Rufous Mot-Mot. We’ve been wanting to see another mot-mot besides our frequent blue-crowned friends in Monoteverde.
No idea.
The Keel-Billed Toucan, however is a regal bird. Dang regal. If often appears to be posing for the camera, because it can’t see around it’s own beak.
My personal favorite new find, however, was the Collared Aracari. These are a tyle of small toucan with a serrated beak, and brilliant colors.
You tell me they aren’t dinosaurs.

2 thoughts on “The Birds of Bijagua

  1. Mom and Dad March 6, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Oh. My. Goodness!


  2. Mom and Dad March 6, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    The ” no idea” bird looks like a grosbeak of some kind.

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