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The estuary at San Jose Del Cabo

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For me, the southernmost end of the Baja, is all about the estuary in nearby San Jose Del Cabo. I am old enough now, that the wild parties, and crazy Cabo bar scene hold very little appeal for me.

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New Birding Site in Costa Rica: Snowcaps, Raptors and More!

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However, if you have time for some birding much closer to San Jose, this choice hummingbird is also regular at one of the newest Costa Rica birding spots on the block; the intriguing Nectar and Pollen reserve. Located on the main highway between San Jose and Limon, Nectar and Pollen is easy to visit by car or even public bus.

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Costa Rica on a relaxed birding pace

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After 14 hours of flight / 20 h spent travelling to reach Costa Rica from Eastern Europe, I landed in San Jose in the rain. It was close to 5 a.m., the best time for city traffic to eat me alive. I naively trusted Google Maps’ claim that it takes a little over two hours to drive the next 100 km.

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Three Perfect Reasons to Bird Socorro, Costa Rica – Coffee, Proximity, and Quality

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Even if you had to spend a few frustrating days stuck in the urban wonderland of San Jose and surroundings, you still share the streets and parks with screeching Crimson-fronted Parakeets. Proximity – Although this area is fairly close to San Jose, the nearness in this case is all about the birds.

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Solutions for the Top Five Complaints when Birding in Costa Rica

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As soon as you leave the airport near San Jose, unless you are coming from the southeastern states during the summer months, you won’t help but notice the higher level of humidity. San Jose Traffic : Ouch! Most birding time in Costa Rica is spent away from San Jose so no problem there.

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Costa Rica: You Only Live Twice

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A field guide I’ll have to study on a long flight from Europe to San Jose. There are some other things to finish, but I am highly unlikely to make it before the trip, so it’ll have to wait for my return. There will be no chance to do it earlier!

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Come to Finca Luna Nueva Lodge in Costa Rica!

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Getting to our lodge is easy from either San Jose or Liberia, and once here you can take advantage of our extensive trails, multiple birding observation platforms, two feeding stations, and a 35-foot high bamboo canopy tower (seen above), where you can easily observe and photograph colorful toucans, euphonias, honeycreepers, and hundreds more.