web analytics

One of the most exciting aspects of birding Costa Rica is the variety of different habitats that are easily accessible from the Central Valley. For example, if you get tired of sweating it out in the lowlands while watching flyovers of Scarlet Macaws, you can head up into the mountains for cool, cloud forest birding [...]

Continue reading about Highlights from guiding while birding Costa Rica this past weekend

Michigan “has” the Kirtland’s Warbler, we thought that Arkansas had the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (who knows-maybe it still does), and Texas is the easiest place to see endangered Whooping Cranes. So what does Costa Rica “have”? Which birds are easier to see in its rainforests, cloud forests, montane oak forests, mangroves, and edge habitats than elsewhere? [...]

Continue reading about A Dozen Birds to watch for when Birding Costa Rica part one

All owls are very cool birds. If Fonzie was a birder he would give a resounding two thumbs up, “Aaaeeyyyyy” for Owls. They are way up there on the bird coolness scale because: 1. They are raptors: All raptors are automatically cool; even Common Buzzards and Red-tailed Hawks. 2. They are nocturnal. 3. They can [...]

Continue reading about Costa Rican Owls: Black and White Owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata)

admin on December 25th, 2008

Like most bird counts, Christmas counts included, Dieter Holdt and I started the day so darn early that it was the middle of the night. This strange behavior is fairly typical of birders on count days. Be it a Big Day, Bird Race or Christmas Count, the more gung-ho (read psycho) birders take advantage of [...]

Continue reading about The Carara Christmas Count, Costa Rica