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Highlights from the 2022 Arenal Christmas Count in Costa Rica

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

December is not the ideal month for bird counts, at least not in Costa Rica. Yes, we do have warm, tropical weather and a fancy assortment of resident and wintering species. Nor is there any trudging through snow in search of extra hardy species or visits to feeders with the hope of finding a grackle or Red-winged Blackbird that failed to fly south. However, in Costa Rica, despite being wonderfully warm in December, the birding isn't as straightforward as one might expect.
You see, December is also when cold fronts tend to soak the Caribbean side of the country. While heavy rains can't...
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