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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Wildlife

Yigüirro, the national bird of Costa Rica

Let us introduce to you the famous Yigüirro. Yes, this simple bird is famous: it is the national bird of Costa Rica. You might...

The WHOOOSE-WHOO of Costa Rican Owls

There are 17 different species of Owls patroling the Costa Rican forests. Here is a description of four of them that are a must-see...

Crocodilians of Costa Rica: Crocodile vs Caiman

Costa Rica’s rivers, lakes, and sometimes even beaches have abundant populations of Crocodilians, a group of prehistoric predators who in one form or another...

Where two rivers start, a mission was born

How did a specific concern for the health of two rivers grow into a project that affected multiple communities’ schools and economies, the role...

Orchids, mysterious plants.

    Orchids inevitably arouse curiosity and admiration. They used to be unusual, but today it is common to see them in homes and even for...

Wild Backyard, a saving grace during COVID

I have the privilege to work as wildlife, nature, and travel photographer, and as a naturalist guide. When quarantine started as a result of...

The story of olive-ridley turtle town, Ostional

I still remember, very clearly, the first time I got to Ostional, one of four places in the world that hosts the amazing, massive...

Toucans, six species in one country, Costa Rica.

Besides some childhood memories of a fruit loop eating toucan named Sam, what do we really know about the toucan? Lately, Costa Rican toucans have...
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