Thursday, December 16, 2010

It Isn't Snowing in Costa Rica

In an attempt to yank my mind away from the snow currently falling..... 

I went to Costa Rica in March of 2008 (I did a lot of travelling in 2008).  It was my second trip to the country.  The first was a general nature trip (and I will dig up some photos of that trip soon).  This trip was specifically for birding. 

A wet trail at Carara Nat'l Park.  Carara is one of the jewels of the country. 


Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius) - peculiar looking bird, isn't it.  Also at Carara


A huge tree limb covered in bromeliads and 5-6 White Ibis, at Villa Lapas near Carara.  We stopped in to Villa Lapas for lunch on my first trip and I swore I would return and stay at this place.  So I did.


A digiscoped close-up of one of the White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) in the tree.   To give some sort of scale to the size of this tree limb, ibis are about 2 feet tall. 


As always, click on the high-lighted links to read more about the places and birds.  Click on the photos to enlarge, if you want to.

2 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! I'd love to go there.

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  2. Brenda, you absolutely must go to Costa Rica at some point in life. Seriously, if you only ever go to one exotic rain-forest, super birding place, choose Costa Rica.

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