Birding Costa Rica

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

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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

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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 [...]

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 [...]