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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, [...]

Southern Belize and the hunt for the Keel-billed Motmot

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Mayflower Bocawina, Cockscomb Basin, and Hopkins Village 7- 13 Feb 2014 As most of the birds of Belize can also be found in Mexico, and having seen most of the birds in Mexico, there were not many new species that we needed to seek out, but we were still keen to bird some of the large rainforest reserves of southern Belize. We tried to access [...]

San Francisco (AKA San Pancho), Nayarit, Mexico

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Josh and I had the great pleasure of meeting and staying with Luis Morales and his beautiful family in San Pancho in southern Nayarit.  Luis is the director and founder of San Pancho Bird Observatory.  Luis is one of the most passionate people I have met.  His enthusiasm and dedication to avian conservation are commendable. Luis works endless [...]

Rental car adventures and Las Macanas Marsh

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3 July 2012 – Adventures renting a car and Las Macanas Marsh The Canopy Lodge kindly transferred us to Chitré rather than Panamá City, where our reservation at Thrifty meant nothing and after a couple of hours were frustratingly lost we ultimately ended up paying a good bit more than the internet quote but a lot less than they wanted and were [...]

Metro Park and Old Gamboa Road

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23 June 2012 – Metro Park and Old Gamboa Rd The MetroPark held a lot of good birds, even if not as idyllic as locations like Pipeline Rd and Plantation Rd, due to its metropolitan setting. Still, though, we had a good bevy of new birds and an impressive total, including Golden-collared Manakin, a terrific mixed species flock with numerous [...]