Flying from Atlanta - arriving over Costa Rica
Flying from Atlanta - arriving in the Central Highlands around San Jose
Hotel Bella Vista, Alajuela - highly recommended.
View towards San Jose from Hotel Bella Vista
Grounds of Hotel Bella Vista
Birding the grounds of the Hotel Bella Vista
View in late evening from Hotel Bella Vista
View of Alajuela and San Jose at night from Hotel Bella Vista
Rufous-capped Warbler - Alajuela
White-crowned Parrot - Alajuela
Black-cowled Oriole - Las Horquetas
Red-legged Honeycreeper - Las Horquetas
Red-legged Honeycreeper (F) - Las Horquetas
Palm Tanager - Las Horquetas, Costa Rica
Passerini's Tanager (F) - Las Horquetas
Blue-and-gray Tanager - Las Horquetas
The rubber boot collection - gearing up for the ride to Rara Avis
On the ride to Rara Avis
At Rara Avis, boardwalk to the bridge
Our room at Rara Avis
The "hotel" at Rara Avis
The best part about the accommodations at Rara Avis
El Comedor, Rara Avis
La Cocina, Rara Avis
Mirador de las Cataratas, Rara Avis
Las Cataratas, Rara Avis
Upper Falls, Rara Avis
Violet-crowned Woodnymph (F)
Green-crowned Brilliant (F)
Green Thorntail (F)
Contemplating a trail. Shouldn't have gone there.
The rain forest. It is called that because it rains here. A lot.
Cool reptile, species unknown to me.
Coatamundi. Plentiful at Rara Avis
Birding the approach road to Rara Avis
Along a good trail.
Hiking back out from Rara Avis
There used to be a rain forest here. Now there are cows. If you want to save it, don't eat hamburgers.
Lunch with our driver, Danelo
La Selva Biological Research Station
Our accommodations at La Selva
On our deck at La Selva
Dining Room, La Selva
Passarini's Tanager (F)
Common Tody Flycatcher
In climax rain forest, La Selva
Violaceous Trogon (F)
One of the paved pathways at La Selva
Unknown, but very cool lizard.
In old growth rain forest - La Selva
Looking up one of the amazing trees.
Poison Dart Frog
Another species of Poison Dart Frog
Another very cool lizard.
If he were sitting on a branch, you wouldn't see him.
Researchers banding a Wood Thrush
Bare-necked Umbrella Bird (F)
Fungi on a downed tree
White-whiskered Puffbirds, M & F
A Bullock's Oriole back at the Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Squirrel Cuckoo, Alajuela
One final morning to find birds, Hotel Buena Vista