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Cinchona is known in Costa Rica as the town that was destroyed by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake on January 9th, 2009. Most structures in that quaint town and the surrounding area collapsed, landslides wiped out large sections of route 126, and more than 30 people lost their lives. Birders were especially familiar with the area [...]

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admin on August 16th, 2010

I have been more or less stuck in the not so scenic, urbanized areas of Costa Rica for the past few weeks. Work and family duties (including a children’s birthday party replete with scary clown dancing to reggaeton blasted out of an amplifier) have kept me from birding the beautiful, exciting, rainforests and cloud forests [...]

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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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