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Birds of Costa Rica by Dyer and N. G. Howell

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in the Casa Tangara dowii lodge as I was taking my observation position next to a glass wall, overlooking the bird feeders in the misty cloud forests of Costa Rica. Serge told me: The same publisher, Princeton University Press, is working on the new Costa Rica guide. It was an early morning last October, 6.40

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Gullmania in Costa Rica

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Many a Larophile has visited Costa Rica but not for the love of gulls. Yes, we have gulls and we have terns and a skimmer visiting these here double oceanic shores but Larophiles in Costa Rica trade in the gull watching for trogons, manakins, macaws and all the rest. Plovers visit our shores?

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Costa Rica on a relaxed birding pace

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As some of you know, I almost made it to the Birdwatching Bliss 2021 fam trip to Costa Rica, but got sick a day or two ahead of the trip and had to cancel my participation. Yet, the organisers, Futuropa and ProImagen Costa Rica, kindly kept my ticket valid and this October I revisited Costa Rica.

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Striking Gold in Costa Rica

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The birding in Costa Rica is always golden but some days, you really do strike gold. Last week in Costa Rica, I had the great fortune of finding some of that avian treasure, on this occasion, a Pacific Golden-Plover in the small coastal city of Puntarenas. Might a few occur appear in Costa Rica during migration?

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Common Hedgerow Birds of Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, we have those living fences, these planted rivulets of green. Red-billed Pigeon are common in much of Costa Rica. In addition to those birds and the Squirrel Cuckoo pictured above, the following are some of the more common hedgerow species of Costa Rica.

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Mangrove Birds of Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, mangrove forests grow on both coasts but are much more common on the Pacific because there are more places where estuaries flow into bays and other shallow, coastal waters. Even better, the government of Costa Rica has stated its commitment to restoring and protecting mangrove forests as part of the Paris agreement.

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Frontiers in Costa Rica Birding

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Costa Rica has long been one of the more frequently visited global birding hotspots. Stable, easy to visit, and with lots of accessible habitats, its easy to see why many birders have opted to visit Costa Rica on several occasions. Several birds in Costa Rica could be endemic or near endemic species level taxa.