Costa Rica

The Final Costa Rica Post – La Gamba area, the Osa, and more


La Gamba, Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Rincon de la Osa, and Los Cusingos 14 – 16 June 2014 The Osa Peninsula and the nearby Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas are one of the great birding destinations of Costa Rica. While lacking the huge suite of Caribbean slope specialties, there are some very range restricted endemics here, the best lowland [...]

Antpitta quest – Tapanti National Park and Reserva El Copal


29 May – 1 June 2014 Tapanti National Park is situated in the Orosi Valley, not far from San Jose. The drive to Tapanti takes you through small towns and “shade” coffee plantations. I say shade in quotes because many of the plantations were shaded with non-native eucalyptus, a species of tree that provides little value to birds. To me it [...]

1 Year on the road


1 year ago we left San Diego, CA 19,176 miles 7 countries 1,123 species of birds 506 eBird lists 249 recordings made uncountable mosquito, sand fly and no-see-um bites more chiggers than is fair Here are a few shots of us in action as well as some of our favorite places [...]