When you think of Las Vegas, bird watching may not be one of the first things that comes to mind. But several months ago, I was invited to present a program this month for the Las Vegas Red Rock Audubon Chapter, so I headed up to Vegas, tacking on an extra day in my schedule to make time for some bird watching. Prior to my trip, I was asked if I had any ‘target’ birds I was hoping to see there.
Our last few days in Costa Rica involved more travel time and less birding. At this stage in the trip, it was getting harder to add new species to my trip list, but that doesn’t mean I slowed down my efforts! One day we birded at an amazing lodge and spa, El Silencio. Nestled at a mid-slope elevation, the habitat could be considered tropical rain forest. There was water everywhere. Our hike from the lodge took us further into the forest, eventually ending at an impressive waterfall.
This is part three in a series. Leaving the central, high-elevation volcanic region of Costa Rica, we headed east over the Continental Divide and entered the Caribbean lowland habitat. We were shivering just the day before, and now we were sweltering in the heat and humidity of the lowland tropical forest. Our destination was the La Selva Biological Station, an organization dedicated to tropical studies.
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