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Costa Rica

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Birding Costa Rica: Savegre — End of the Road

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 | Views [287]

WE ARRIVED AT SAVEGRE LODGE WELL AFTER dark, due in part to the long drive over the 10,000 foot high Cerro de las Muertes, aka Mountain of the Dead.  We stopped several times on the steep descent to the lodge to listen for nightjars and bare-shank ... Read more >

Birding Costa Rica: Ensenada to Savegre

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 | Views [260]

WHAT ENSENADA, A ONE-NIGHT STAND, on the Gulf of Nicoya, lacked in amenities (hot water) it made up for with owls.  We saw both the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl and the Tropical Screech Owl up close and personal right outside our door.  Otherwise ... Read more >

Birding Costa Rica: Monteverde — In The Clouds

Friday, 21 Oct 2016 | Views [1316]

WE SPENT OUR LAST MORNING AT ARENAL in the spectacular gardens amidst sparking hummingbirds and inquisitive coatis.  But the highlight was a visit from the resident margay.  For birders we were unusually attracted to this beautiful cat, certainly ... Read more >

Birding Costa Rica: Arenal

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Views [193]

THINGS AT ARENAL BEGAN WITH A BANG — and not from the volcano.  It was actively erupting when we were last here but it has been silent for several years.  Today it was a bang of birds.  As we gathered (5:30 AM) on the deck a great ... Read more >

Birding Costa Rica: La Selva

Monday, 17 Oct 2016 | Views [253]

TODAY BEGAN AT 4:30, ZERO DARK THIRTY in military parlance — a trend that we would repeat every day — for the long drive to La Selva on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side.  We stopped at every “birdy-looking” spot and ... Read more >

Road Trip: Birding in Costa Rica

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 | Views [210]

WE LEFT OUR RV AT THE KOA CAMPGROUND in Ft. Mill, SC, just across the border from Charlotte and spent the night at the Ramada.  The night’s stay included free parking for three weeks and a shuttle to and from the airport, cheaper by far than ... Read more >

Photos: Costa Rica: Birds and More

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