Costa Rica

The Cordillera Talamanca – Rancho Naturalista, Aravar, and the Vereh Valley

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25 – 27 May 2014 The Tawny-chested Flycatcher is endemic to foothill forests on the Caribbean slopes of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In Costa Rica the best place to see this endemic is none other than Rancho Naturalista, a top-notch birding lodge located near Turrialba in the Cordillera Talamanca. Rancho Naturalista is a great place to see many of [...]

Little critters and more

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We have seen some amazing things on our trip and not just birds. Here are a few photos of other critters we have seen recently. Unfortunately there was not enough room in the truck to bring more field guides so many of our critters have gone un-identified. Test your identification skills and help us identify some [...]

More Caribbean lowlands – Biological Field Station El Zota, Costa Rica

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19 – 20 May 2014 While we certainly visited some of the best-known birding locations in Costa Rica, we also went off the beaten track many times. Biological Field Station El Zota is not really too far off the beaten track, but it is not terribly well-known (although it should be!). Located near Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, not far from [...]

The Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo and Hitoy Cerere 

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May 13-18, 2014 After a lot of rain, no showers, and a lot of early mornings, we were long overdue for some beach time, relaxation, and unfortunately some waterproofing work on the truck. We headed for Cahuita, south of Limon, and a fantastic little waterfront campground with cabins called Camping Maria (just north of Cahuita in Playa Negra, [...]