When darkness falls there is a changing of the shifts. The same habitats are exploited by a different suite of animals, sometimes in a different way.
Over a few nights of spotlighting we compiled quite a list of night birds and mammals.
Birds included the Pauraque, Spot-tailed Nightjar, Nacunda and Band-tailed Nighthawks, Great and Common Potoos, Boat-billed Heron and Great Horned Owl.
Mammals included Crab-eating Fox, Crab-eating Racoon, White-lipped Peccary, Red Brocket and Marsh Deer, Tapir and Fishing bats.
Of particular note was the Brazilian Rabbit. How do you tell a Brazilian Rabbit from a common rabbit? By careful inspection of its pubic region, of course.
The most spectacular find was on our last evening when we had excellent views of an Ocelot.
Unfortunately, I have no photos taken at night to share but I did come across a Great Horned Owl at its day time roost …