A perfect birding weather in San Jose welcomed us with views of Cinnamon Hummingbird, Hoffman’s Woodpecker, Gray Hawk (nesting), Yellow-naped Parrot (in flight) and Cinnamon-bellied Saltator (a recent split from Grayish Saltator). Also, we observed some neotropical migrants such as Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting and Baltimore and Orchard orioles. The immortelle trees (Erythrina sp.), with their orange flowers, added to the beauty of the landscape. What a charming welcome to wonderful Costa Rica!