Scaly-throated Foliage Gleaner

Birding the Monteverde area, Costa Rica


18-22 April 2014 The Monteverde area is one of the most famous birding destinations in Costa Rica, famously home to the Resplendent Quetzal as well as less sexy birds such as Highland Tinamou, Chiriqui Quail-Dove, Black-breasted Wood-Quail, Gray-throated Leaftosser, and more. With a list like this, several great reserves to bird, and a comfy town [...]

Los Tuxtlas and the Tuxtla Quail-Dove chase


2 – 3 September 2013  After the Bearded Wood-Partridge chase we were headed for yet another chase of a secretive endemic bird of montane forests. We arrived in Ruiz Cortines late in the afternoon, not really knowing what to expect and we needed to find a place to camp for the night. We stopped at the first little store on the way into town and [...]

Finca Lerida


4 July 2012 – Finca Lerida Finca Lerida, sitting above Boquete and close to good habitat and the Los Quetzales trail, is beautiful if oddly formal with its manicured gardens and colonially grandiosity. We nearly felt out of place in our increasingly bedraggled ward-robe, but it was a great place to base ourselves and held a really good number of [...]