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Costa Rica: Passion for Birds… and Art!

In Costa Rica there are birds everywhere. Parakeets, parrots, toucans, owls, hawks… Such is the extent of the diversity of birds in the country that a whole lifetime is barely enough to observe them all while traveling along the different landscapes of the country. Although in a few hours, you can take a beautiful tour […]

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It Looks Like a Stick and Sings Like a Sloth | Parece una estaca y canta como un perezoso

Bird: It Looks Like a Stick and Sings Like a Sloth

Poo-oo-oo-oo-oo rings the sorrowful wail through the warm summer night. Everyone told me it was a sloth calling. In the late 1980s a visiting ornithologist enlightened me. “That sorrowful wail comes from the Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)” he told me, “one of the best camoflaged birds in the world.” We walked through the night toward […]

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Wildlife refuge in Costa Rica

iRescue Wildlife refuge: An Animal Sanctuary with a Difference

Welcome to the iRescue Wildlife sanctuary, a shelter with a different mission from any other wildlife refuge in Costa Rica. While most sanctuaries are focused on the very important work of returning rehabilitated wildlife to the jungle, at Irescue we are dedicated to an equally important but very different mission, providing lasting care and housing for […]

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In Costa Rica, we can find four different kinds of vultures. The famous Black vulture, the Turkey vulture, the King vulture and the Yellow-lesser vulture.

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Alexander Skutch, birds and much more

~ by Susana GarcíaAlexander Skutch was the most famous Neotropical ornithologist of the 20th century. After traveling to many Central and South American countries, he settled on a farm in Santa Elena de General that he called Los Cusingos. Here he wrote most of his extensive bibliography on birds and philosophy. When he passed away, the Tropical Science Center took over […]

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