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Out Birding to Help an Endemic Sparrow in Costa Rica

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

I won't be answering any messages this morning, won't be available. Won't be taking any phone calls either but I've got a good excuse. Today, along with teams in a few other parts of Costa Rica and elsewhere, I will be birding for a cause, watching birds to help one that only lives in Costa Rica, the Cabanis's Ground-Sparrow. Around the size of a Song Sparrow or Chaffinch , maybe a bit bigger, this mini towhee forages near the ground in dense scrubby vegetation. Although this endemic is high on the most wanted list of many visiting birders, unfortunately, it's not an easy bird to...
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