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Not many people come to Costa Rica for birding in May and June, and I can’t blame them. They are enjoying the colors and songs of breeding birds back home, the weather is nice and warm, and the trees are flush with fresh vegetation. It’s summertime and the living is nice and easy so why […]

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Summer seems to be this ironic time of the year when birders don’t watch birds. Yes, to any non-birders out there, this is oddly true. Despite the warm, inviting weather, breeding birds, and lots more life than the dead of winter, this is when birders tend to sit back, sip a Mint Julep, or partake […]

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admin on December 13th, 2012

Christmas counts are happening in Costa Rica but scheduling conflicts and a trip to Niagara Falls are keeping me out of the count loop this year. I might make it to the Aerial Tram count but am sadly missing everything else. One count I would have loved to have participated in is the ever exciting […]

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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 July 20th, 2009

“Cephalopterus glabricollis”. I love the official, scientific term for the Bare-necked Umbrellabird. It makes it sound like some massive-headed, ominous creature from the depths of darkest outer space that uses its supreme intelligence for ominous plans so nefarious that even the strongest among us (such as E.O. Wilson, the Dalai Lama, and Alex Trebek) would […]

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