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The Merlin Out Back

2 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

I live in the Central Valley, the most populated part of Costa Rica. For most of its history, this intermontane valley was a melange of wetlands and moist forest watered by rains that drench the adjacent mountains. The rains still fall and the valley continues to act as a basin but nearly all of the marshlands and lakes are long gone, agriculture has replaced much of the forest. Even so, despite the pressures on land and resources that stem from two million plus people, green space perseveres. Natural habitat makes a stubborn stance in riparian zones, in hedgerows, and patches of forest.
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