Herons of Costa Rica

Herons and egrets are abundant throughout Costa Rica. Nine species were photographed.

Bare-throated Tiger Heron

Fasciated Tiger Heron

Little Blue Heron

Green Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

The photograph below shows a Snowy Egret and Great Blue Heron on the Tortuguero waterways.

Cattle Egrets are abundant and only established in the New World in the 1950s. The photograph below taken at the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Great egrets and cattle egrets at Tortuguero

A snowy egret from the bridge near the Carara biological reserve