Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Violaceous trogon

Violaceous trogon in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica

In Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica, the most sought after animals are the big items like Baird’s tapir, puma, and if you are really lucky the reclusive jaguar. Same goes with the birds. Most people are looking for the chestnut-mandibled toucan or the scarlet macaw as they are big and beautiful. Corcovado has a wealth of bird and animal species, so don’t forget the small one beauties like the violaceous trogon found near Sirena Ranger Station. While taking some pictures of a troop of spider monkeys, this little guy flew up and landed within twenty feet.

Violaceous trogon Corcovado National Park

Violaceous trogon Corcovado National Park

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