One last look down on the Kiri Lodge before leaving the Orosi Valley headed to Dominical.
Visiting new friends at their home above Dominical.
Looking down to the coast from above Dominical.
Pizote, or White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica),
The pool at Hacienda Baru.
Concentrating on birds, I let a lot of amazing insects go by. This is a butterfly, I think. At least, it isn't an ant. We have ants in Nevada.
On the Beach at Hacienda Baru.
Sunset, Hacienda Baru.
Now on to Monteverde, one of the most famous reserves in the world.
Our Cabina in Santa Elena (Monteverde area) where we stayed for two weeks.
Gary in the kitchen at the cabina.
View from our Cabina out over the Gulf of Nicoya.
Agouti in our back yard.
Rainbows are frequent in Monteverde, as the clouds blow over the ridge and dissipate in the dry regions below.
A new hummer (for us) in our back yard.
On a trail, Monteverde Reserve.
A very cool canopy bridge, Monteverde.
Exhausting work, watching birds.
On the observation Tower, situated on the Continental Divide in the Santa Elena Reserve.
Cloud forest, Santa Elena Reserve.
On the observation tower again, this time on a clear day.
Arenal Volcano from the tower.
Arenal Volcano from the tower, through the big lens.
Looking to the west over the dryer terrain below Bosque Eterno de los Ninos.
Waiting for something to fly by - Bosque Eterno de los Ninos.
Cool flower, about 10" tall (sorry, I don't know plants. I know it is not a pansy. I would recognize pansies.)
Cloud Forest scene, Monteverde Reserve.
Our first photographable Quetzal. A major goal of the trip.
Finally, a good look at a male in breeding plumage.
A private reserve near Monteverde. The trail system had just been completed, and we were the first visitors.
Another impressive tree. There were a lot of impressive trees. The trees in Nevada don't look anything like this.
Leaving Monteverde - Fun with the rental vehicle
View from the high paramo, on the Pan-Am highway near Cerro de la Muerte.
Birding the high paramo.