Birds! This is why we went. Almost all of these were taken at the resort and private reserve of La Foresta in Quepos, CR. We found out from a guide at the Manuel Antonio National Park that in January on the Pacific coast, many of the birds move up into the higher elevations to escape the heat of their summer. But, we were happy with what we captured. Let the parade begin.
On our first afternoon in Costa Rica, we arrived at the resort tired and hungry. It was about 4:00 pm, and we didn’t have much time to look for birds. It was tempting to go sit in the bar and have a cool drink, but we decided to grab our cameras and go for a walk. Within 30 minutes we spotted both the Aracari and the Toucan, and never again the rest of the trip. It would have been a shame to miss these shots.
If you think I have incorrectly ID’d a bird, please send me a note. The only one I could not find was the large black fork-tailed bird we saw flying over the ocean. You would think that would be an easy one.