Carlos picked us up at our hotel at 5:30 am. We were going to Palo Verde National Park to bird. We went from our hotel, the Riu Guanacaste to the outskirts of Liberia where we picked up Route 1, the Pan American Highway. We took Route 1 to Begaces, where we went on Route 922. This route goes to Palo Verde National Park. We birded along the road both going and coming back and at the park itself. We got back to the hotel about 6 pm. It was a very successful birding day.
One of the first birds we saw and photographed was this beautiful Turquoise-browed Motmot.