The Buenos Aires vicinity in southern Costa Rica includes an inter-montane valley with both grassy savanna and pockets of rain forest habitat. The road to Durika includes steep, grassy hillsides that accommodate Ocellated Crake, Bran-colored Flycatcher, and, at slightly higher elevations, White-tailed Nightjar. In migration, it's a good spot for Common Nighthawk, both Eastern and Western Wood-Pewees, and wide variety of swallows.
The Pindeco Pineapple Development Corporation (Del Monte) has taken over some adjoining land a bit lower in elevation. Most of the land has been clear-cut, but they maintain small patches of good, forested habitat that with proper access and a guide allow for some very good birding. At the road junction entering private property, we had good looks at Baird's Trogon, Turquoise Cotinga, several Green Shrike-Vireos (at a reasonable tree height), and a Gray-headed Kite sitting on a nest. At another location, with the help of our property guide Leandro, we had Black-tailed Flycatcher, Streak-chested Antpitta, and a cooperative Rosy Thrush-Tanger. The thrush-tanager is a difficult bird to see in Costa Rica, and we were fortunate to have both Johan and Leandro to help us find this bird.