Saturday, January 02, 2010

Costa Rica Pt 1

After Nicaragua it wa on to Costa Rica, via an overnight ferry crossing of Lago Omtepe.

Conditions on the boat were far from luxury

But were compensated by a nice sunset

First birding stop in Costa Rica was La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. A day trip up to the grounds of Arenal Observatory Lodge produced a few nice sightings:

Spotted Antbird

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Green Honeycreeper

Crimson-collared Tanager

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Motmot

White Hawk


Farnes said...

GREAT PICY of the Motmot - top stuff and good birding memories, but you should be revising!! Its bleak up north - plenty of snow - even you southerners must be getting some now?? Happy New Year and good birding in 2010 Joe.

Matt said...

Oh my god, WTF! You've actually pulled your finger out your arse and uploaded some more photos from the trip almost a year ago ... amazing. Well done old chap, got anymore?