At long last, after years of thinking about it, we've arrived! One night in Santo Domingo just north of San Jose at the Hotel Bougainvillea with 8 acres of gardens featuring native plants.
Only a bit of casual birding and trouble identifying them with all these new species.
In lieu of a paper journal, I'll be modern and post some pictures of the hotel's garden and our very incomplete bird list:
possible Social Flycatcher
some sort of hummingbird (there are 52 species here!)
possible Rufous-naped Wren
flock of unidentified parrots
bright yellowed-bellied bird on phone line - no clue on identification