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Cold, Wind, and Quetzals

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Cold is subjective. At least how a person feels about temperature. It’s true! I have heard many people in Costa Rica mention the freezing cold weather, or how cold it is… when it’s 65 degrees. If I had grown up only knowing warm, humid weather, I would feel the same.

Celebrate Birding Tourism This Month with 10,000 Birds

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The global pandemic and resulting social distancing dystopia triggered by novel coronavirus affected virtually everyone on Earth, but not all in the same way. Many lost lives, while others lost livelihoods.

Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge & Spa

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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So Far, So-So

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As I mentioned last week, 2021 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. You might imagine this is because of pandemic restrictions, but actually, that hasn’t been a big problem, as long as I keep my birding local.

March Madness 4.0

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Come to Finca Luna Nueva Lodge in Costa Rica!

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic. Please consider using the services described in this post or any of the other posts we are sharing this February. Welcome back to the paradise of birding in the Arenal region of Costa Rica!

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2021)

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Can you believe that we’re already one-twelfth of the way through this year? One can only hope 2021 gets more exciting–in a good, healthy, and interconnected way, of course–in the coming months.

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Come to Brazil with Boute Expeditions

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review

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Here are some of the questions that were running through my mind as I read Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl : (a) Is ornithological research always this dangerous? (b) b) Who will play author Jonathan C. Slaght in the film version? because, if the film rights to this book have not been snapped up yet, Hollywood is making a huge mistake) (c) Will I ever see a Blakiston’s Fish Owl?

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The Metamorphosis

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As the Purple Swamphen awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, it found himself transformed into a Grey-headed Swamphen.

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Kimberley Flycatcher

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Last week I introduced you to the Kimberley Flycatcher – Microeca tormenti. This species is easier to find in Derby than Broome and the Derby wharf is a good place to go and observe them.

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Chacachacare Island

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In contemplating a title for this blog post, I vacillated between historical and geological references. Then it hit me that the name of the island itself is rather exotic sounding. Chacachacare (pronounced shaka-shaka-reh ) is the westernmost of the Bocas islands off the northwestern tip of Trinidad.