Look who visited Aqua-yoga class today – a Bare-throated Tiger -Heron. Although this is not my photo, the bird looked just like this, topping out at 30 inches. They’re common on both coasts of Costa Rica. Today’s sighing was just 10 kilometers from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.
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Scarlet Macaws Costa Rica
One of my favorite things to do when family and guests visit us here in Playa Samara, Costa Rica is to head down the beach about 10 kliks to visit the big birds. The Ara Project is a breeding center for Great Green Macaws and Scarlet Macaws, both of which used to live all over Costa Rica. Read More
Owls at the gate
Three more birds – 5th day at Casa Mango and Casa Papaya
My sister spotted 3 more bird species in our front yard. That’s 27 identified over five mornings.
Can anyone help us identify the birds we couldn’t?
Two more bird species – 4th day
My sister spotted two new species this morning at Casa el Gecko, just 20 meters from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.
Third day – 4 more birds at Casa el Gecko
Second day – 5 more birds at Casa el Gecko
On the second morning my sister, Janna, was here, she spotted 5 more species of birds in our front yard. If you visit Casa Mango and Casa Papaya, you might see them too.
Bird Watching at Casa el Gecko
My sister is staying with us this week at Casa el Gecko in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. She is a devoted bird watcher and a talented photographer. I thought I would share the benefits of her endeavors with you. She spotted all of these birds on her first morning here, 13 species. I’ll post more in the next few days. She captured new species each morning at 6:00 am, sitting in the garden, not 20 yards from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.
You can see that many of the birds are seen in pairs. It’s mating season in Costa Rica.
My cousins watched this collared aracari for 40 minutes as it grazed through their trees in Puerto Carrillo, just 7 kilometers from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.
Fruit Loops, anyone?
Mot mots are back. This one spotted on the road to the beach from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.