The least common bird that I was able to photograph on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica was the Sunbittern. I had seen one two years ago at Canopy Lodge in Panama, but didn’t appreciate it or understand why it has the name it does until nearly the end of my tour of Costa Rica.
Late one afternoon, Glenn guided us to a roaring creek where he had seen them earlier. Here below are all the important members of our tour group watching this bird. From left, Sharon, Niño with Don’s camera, Glenn with one of mine, Win (partially blocked), Don, Jo (partially blocked), Joan, and Bill.