Category Archives: Costa Rica

Trips to Costa Rica, which included river trips, hikes, cities and nature

Birding in Northern Costa Rica, Part 4

On the morning of Day 7 we left Arenal for La Ensenada, which is located on the upper eastern shore of the Gulf of Nicoya. On the way, we passed through the town of Tilaran.   Our first outing was … Continue reading

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Birding in Northern Costa Rica, Part 3

From Caño Negro, we returned south, to the the crossroads at Muelle, and then turned west. We climbed to La Fortuna,  where we had lunch, and then circled around the north side of Arenal volcano, to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, … Continue reading

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Birding in Northern Costa Rica, Part 2

Caño Negro, Days 3 & 4 We left Selva Verde on the morning of Day 3, headed north to Refugio Caño Negro, which  is located close to the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Caño Negro more or less translates … Continue reading

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Birding in Northern Costa Rica, Part 1

A year ago (November 2018), Kathy and I took a Road Scholar birding trip to Costa Rica: “Birding in Southern Costa Rica: Motmots and Quetzals”. It was fabulous! So, we decided that, this fall, we should do the other Costa … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 4

We stopped at Restaurante La Georgina, at 10,000′, to see what hummingbirds were in attendance at their feeders. Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 3

Our next destination was the Las Cruces Field Station/Wilson Botanical Garden. What a great place! The Botanical Garden was a delight. But what about the birds!?! A fruit feeder on the deck of the dining hall building attracted many birds. … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 2

The next morning we were greeted by the curassows, who own the grounds. The black bird is the male. Continue reading

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