Dave Driedger Bird Detective

Dave has been somewhat obsessed with taking photos of birds here in Costa Rica.  But he didn’t know the names of all those beautiful birds he was photographing.  

birds of costa rica

The Birds of Costa Rica by RIchard Garrigues and Robert Dean

Our hosts here in Monteverde Rise and Dario have a book of Costa Rican birds compiled and illustrated by friends of theirs.  It has been invaluable in helping Dave identify the birds he’s captured on film.  Here are some of them. And yes Dave took all of these photos. 

flame colored tanager

Flame Colored Tanager

acorn woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

blue crowned mott mott

Blue Crowned Mott Mott

slaty flower piercer

Slaty Flower Piercer


White Throated Magpie Jay

little blue heron

Little Blue Heron

cherrie tanager

Cherrie Tanager

American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher

black vulture

Black Vulture

red legged honey creeper

Red Legged Honey Creeper

yellow throated euphonia

Yellow Throated Euphonia

tropical kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

fire billed ara cari

Fire Billed Ara Cari

great kiskadee

Great Kiskadee



palm tanager

Palm Tanager

This morning we are going on two canopy tours one on a sky tram and on a series of suspension bridges. Who knows how many more birds Dave will be able to photograph?

Other posts……

The Dawn Chorus

Alfred Hitchcock- All Those Birds

Dave Driedger Wildlife Photographer


Filed under Costa Rica, Nature

2 responses to “Dave Driedger Bird Detective

  1. Aunt Marion

    I’m impressed! Beautiful pictures.

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