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RNA Titi Cabeciblanco, Cottontop Tamarin Reserve

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14-22 July 2015. We have had the great fortune to volunteer for ProAves at a couple of their newest reserves, conducting bird surveys and searching for rare and key species. First we spent eight fantastic days in the Perijá Mountains, in the amazing new Reserva Chamicero del Perijá (Perija Thistletail Reserve). Most recently we spent a bit over [...]

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, [...]

Arenal, Costa Rica

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12-15 April 2014 For many known birding destinations in Costa Rica, we don’t have great earth-shattering news to share. The destinations are well documented (in Barrett Lawson’s excellent Costa Rican birdfinding guide as well as online) and the expected species are well documented. That said, we can still share our experiences, tag on a few [...]

Birding the Lacandona – Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak and more!

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21 October – 28 October 2013 We spent a great weekend with a large group of friends who were in San Cristobal for the XII Congreso para el Estudio y Conservacion de las Aves en Mexico (CECAM). Participants at the CECAM conference shared current research and discussed avian conservation in Mexico. Unfortunately our Spanish classes prevented our [...]