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Old Thursday 21st October 2004, 23:05   #1
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Birding In Costa Rica

Hello all ... we are planning a trip to Costa Rica in December/January. Looking for info on this birder's paradise. I know it's probably all available on the Internet and in various birding books, however, we got some great advice from a forum member prior to our trip to Barbados last month, and I'm hoping you guys will come through again for our next expedition.

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Old Thursday 21st October 2004, 23:44   #2
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I dont know if this will help you, but in the last issue of Birders World there was an articule about birding in Costa Rica. If you would lilke to see it here's the page
http://www.birdersworld.com/brd/default.aspx?c=a&id=348
It has some pretty good info in it. Anyways thats what I thought.
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Old Friday 22nd October 2004, 01:15   #3
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Erik ... thanks for the link .... great article ... I also signed up for the Birder's World forums .... didn't know about them either ... while doing some Internet research on some birds we photographed in Barbados I came across a couple of other superb bird sites ... you may want to check them out
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/links/links.jsp?page=g_1
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/aviba...g=home&lang=EN
http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/birdindex.html

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We did a coast to coast swing through Costa Rica; Tortuguero National Park on the east coast; Monteverde Cloud Forest in the central mountains; Carara National reserve on the Pacific side. Got some great birds. It wasn't exclusively a birding tour ( it was a general ecotour with International Expeditions), but our guide was a bird expert, and we got a great life list. THere are some places I would still like to see there (Corcovado, Cerro De La Muerte), but I would say that this was a good introduction. Tortuguero NP was especially fascinating. Also, great Hummingbirds all over, especially Monteverde.
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thanks for the tip ... I'll pass that along to my wife, who plans the spots we'll visit.

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Old Friday 22nd October 2004, 20:02   #6
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Thanks Jim
I realy like the camacdonald page. It has goofd hotspots for Chile too. So I enjoy checking places out on there.
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