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The mountainous country of Costa Rica is better known for its wealth of hummingbirds, highland endemics shared with Panama, and rainforest species rather than shorebirds but waders certainly do find their way to this double-coasted land. In fact, Costa Rica has a very healthy list of plovers and sandpipers, many of which can be seen […]

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admin on August 22nd, 2012

Trip reports from other birders and birding tours are a fantastic resource for planning a trip. Read enough detailed trip reports and you can pretty much plan your own tour. Most people will still be better off by hiring a guide and/or an experienced ground agent but trip reports can at least give you a […]

Continue reading about Good Birding on the Guacimo Road

From August 31st to September 2nd, the first Costa Rican Birding and Nature Festival will be held at the Las Brisas Reserve in the Caribbean foothills of Volcan Turrialba. Organized by two twenty-something birders and one photographer with a passion for conservation, the festival aims to celebrate Costa Rican biodiversity with guided walks that focus […]

Continue reading about The First Birding and Nature Festival in Costa Rica Takes Place in 2 Weeks

admin on August 8th, 2012

I have kept a list of birds ever since I started watching them. I recall putting little check marks next to each species in one of the small bird books that my father bought for me while I had pneumonia at the age of eight. Thanks Dad, yes, it did make me feel better. I […]

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