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admin on September 22nd, 2009

In July, meteorogists made the official announcement that El Nino is back for another visit to the Pacific Coast of Latin America. Termed “El Nino” (the child) because this weather phenomenon typically occurs around Christmas (in Latin America, this same term is often used in reference to the arrival of baby Jesus), this is one [...]

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admin on September 15th, 2009

This past weekend I visited Rara Avis, one of the classic birding sites for Costa Rica. Lattice-tailed Trogon- a fairly common bird at Rara Avis. There were several Olive-sided Flycatchers in the area. Love these birds! Founded in 1983 by conservationists, Rara Avis started out as an organization whose goal was to demonstrate that rain forest could [...]

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admin on September 8th, 2009

Most birders visiting Costa Rica seem to get their fix of high elevation Talamancan endemics at Savegre Lodge or somewhere in the Dota Valley. I may have done the same when I did my first high elevation Talamancan birding in Costa Rica in 1994, but as is common with wandering, young birders (colloquially referred to [...]

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