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While birders up north are watching¬† and listening to the myriads of warblers, vireos, thrushes, grosbeaks, and flycatchers that make their way to the hardwood and coniferous forests of their breeding grounds, it’s getting pretty rainy down here for birding in Costa Rica. Since the rains are often restricted to the afternoon, though, all of [...]

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admin on May 18th, 2010

This past weekend, I did some guiding and birding down at the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica near the Osa Peninsula. It was the first time I got the chance to go birding in the area and I would go back in a second. I wouldn’t go back there because the birding was spectacular [...]

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admin on May 10th, 2010

It has often been said that time flies when you are having fun (such as when birding Costa Rica). I, however, have discovered that it zips along like a hungry Merlin chasing a Chimney Swift when you are: 1. Running a business. 2. Have a not quite two year old, active, inquisitive daughter, and 3. [...]

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admin on May 4th, 2010

If you are a birder from North America coming to Costa Rica for birding,¬† you are probably familiar with at least one of the Melanerpes species. Don’t worry, this isn’t some fun, new disease, it’s the name of the woodpecker genus that includes species such as the Red-bellied, Red-headed, and Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. Medium-sized woodpeckers with [...]

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