16 July 2012 – Filo del Tallo, Fundacion Tierra Nueva, Yaviza, El Salto
In the morning we hiked in Filo del Tallo from the Puerto Quimba Rd entrance. It was a bit slow but very pretty, and we found some good birds including Black Antshrike, Pale-bellied Hermit, Pied Puffbird, Black-headed Tody-flycatcher, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Golden-headed Manakin and Scaly-throated Leaftosser. Driving south from here we found a Pearl Kite again. Our next stop was at a place called Fundacion Tierra Nueva, to look for Golden-green Woodpecker, which we unfortunately did not turn up.
We headed on further to Yaviza and on the way found both Yellow-hooded Blackbird and Black-capped Donacobious at roadside locations! In the Yaviza area it took a bit of patience but we did find the Black Oropendola as well as Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, more Spot-breasted Woodpeckers and Rufous-tailed Jacamars. Our last stop of the day was the El Salto Road, which was quite nice, providing some good forest habitat edge. We found White-eared Conebill, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, White-necked Puffbird, Olivaceous Piculet, White-headed Wren, Blue Ground-Dove and Bare-crowned Antbird among quite a long list of other birds.