Costa Rica Day 5 – Toucan Trees and Wild Dreams Coming True
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2w ago
Trees full of toucans, and a gobsmacking parade of macaws… the birding bonanza in Costa Rica seems to get better and better with a last-mile burst of lifer luck. And, yet, there’s more to come! Costa Rica Day 5 – Toucan Trees and Wild Dreams Coming True ..read more
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Costa Rica Day 4 – Midnight weightlifting, flashing hummingbirds and misgendering in Spanish
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1M ago
On Day 4 in Costa Rica, Sandy learns his Spanish grammar the hard way, and indulges in a little light experiment with hummingbird photography Costa Rica Day 4 – Midnight weightlifting, flashing hummingbirds and misgendering in Spanish ..read more
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TL;DR – What colour are a Black-winged Kite’s eyes?
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1M ago
Look closely at the eyes of a Black-winged Kite. Are they red? Or orange? Or yellow? The eyes will tell you if you are looking at an adult or a juvenile bird. TL;DR – What colour are a Black-winged Kite’s eyes ..read more
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Christmas at Boca Tapada – Costa Rica Birding Diary Day 3
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1M ago
Scarlet Macaws, Great Green Macaws, Shining Honeycreepers, King Vultures — a great big birding feast! What better way to spend Christmas in Boca Tapada, Costa Rica Christmas at Boca Tapada – Costa Rica Birding Diary Day 3 ..read more
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Indian Nightjar, Sweet Child O’Mine
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1M ago
Nightjars own the dark. To spy one by daylight is a gift from the night. An Indian Nightjar with a baby by its side is a vision ..read more
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Muddy Boots in Guapiles | Costa Rica Birding Diary – Day 2
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2M ago
From white bats huddled like dumplings under banana leaves and shimmering hummingbirds and gaudy tree frogs, to majestic owls necking in the dark of the forest, it’s just another birding day in Guapiles, Costa Rica. Is crazy! Muddy Boots in Guapiles | Costa Rica Birding Diary – Day 2 ..read more
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TL;DR – White-naped Woodpecker Double Bill
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5M ago
Seeing one White-naped Woodpecker is exciting. Seeing a pair at work in the woodland is a bonus. And here’s a fun fact about the bird’s Latin name. TL;DR – White-naped Woodpecker Double Bill ..read more
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Introducing… The Green Ogre Nature Quiz!
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5M ago
Are you a nature lover and a quizzer? The Green Ogre Nature Quiz is designed to help you while away your time fruitfully — and feel smart! Introducing… The Green Ogre Nature Quiz ..read more
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TL;DR: Oriental Skylark, Grassland Songster
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7M ago
Bring the grasslands back, rethink mindless tree-planting projects, and we will begin to hear the skylark again ..read more
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TL;DR – Little Grebe, Holy Diver, Tireless Parent
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7M ago
Little Grebes are tiny wetland birds specially adapting for diving in search of food. Each dive can last up to 30 seconds! TL;DR – Little Grebe, Holy Diver, Tireless Parent ..read more
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