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July in the birding world is when many birders take a break from binoculars. The weather is hot, it’s green out there in the middle of the summer but go birding and you may feel like you are walking through a set of terrestrial doldrums. Few birds sing and many seem to be just as […]

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admin on July 2nd, 2019

This past Sunday, Mary and I had a chance to get in a morning of birding near Fortuna. Although we had the Observatory Lodge in mind, instead, we opted for another, lesser known site that we hadn’t visited for some time. Strategically located on a main route to the Central Valley from La Fortuna, Lands […]

Continue reading about Tips and Suggestions for Birding Lands in Love

The first time I visited Carara National Park was in 1992. I went by bus with a few friends, one of whom was also a birder. We stayed in the hot coastal village of Tarcoles and made the long, even hotter walk to the national park. There was good birding on the way and on […]

Continue reading about Birding around Carara, Costa Rica- Aways Exciting, Always Excellent

If you only had four days to go birding in Costa Rica, where would you go? What would you do? For most visiting birders, such circumstances are a non-issue, most people visit Costa Rica for a week or more. However, for those of us with such limitations as jobs, family, and other responsibilities, trips of […]

Continue reading about What Can a Birder in Costa Rica See in Four Days of Birding?

As is common with subcultural behavior, us birders have also come up with our own set of phrases and terminology, many of those words coming from that bastion of serious birding, The United Kingdom. Thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of British birders, we say things like, “I tried to twitch the Pittasoma but dipped. […]

Continue reading about Mega Birding in Costa Rica at Laguna del Lagarto

admin on April 24th, 2019

Last Friday, my partner Marilen and I had a golden chance to go birding. Non-birding daughters were being taken care of, we had a free day! Did we watch the latest “Avengers” movie? Go for lunch or out to dinner? “Claro que no”. Naturally, we decided to look for year birds. But, where to go? […]

Continue reading about Looking for Shorebirds and Yearbirds in Costa Rica

admin on March 29th, 2019

The high season for birding in Costa Rica is just about over. Although birding in April is just as good, after March, few birders visit. That’s a shame because April is dry enough for lots of excellent birding and green space is filled with bird song. The lack of birders in April might have something […]

Continue reading about Birding News, Costa Rica, Late March, 2019

admin on March 18th, 2019

I live in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Along with a couple other million folks, we share remnant green space with remnant populations of the endemic Cabanis’s Ground-Sparrow, Rufous-collared Sparrows singing in the streets, Blue-gray Tanagers, Great Kiskadees, and Gray and Short-tailed Hawks living the raptor life. Other birds also live in the valley, […]

Continue reading about More Costa Rica Birding Fun on the Caribbean Slope

admin on March 12th, 2019

300 bird species in Costa Rica in 6 days including quetzal, sicklebill, other great birds.

Continue reading about 6 Days in Costa Rica, 300 Bird Species

admin on March 5th, 2019

March marks the final month of the high season for birding in Costa Rica. Although any time is a good time for birdwatching in this mega diverse country, most tours and birders pay a visit between January and April. Based on the number of birders I have recently seen at Carara, the Dota Valley, and […]

Continue reading about Some Costa Rica Birding News for March, 2019