Saturday, November 28, 2009
Flying to Paradise
In a few hours I'm flying down to Costa Rica. And I'm excited! With over 890 bird species, CR is a paradise for birdwatchers.
Unfortunately, I'm on a work-related trip and will only have one full day free for birding. And I haven't decided how to spend it yet, because I've been overwhelmed with choices of destinations. In the end, I'll probably either take a bus tour to a national park or hire a taxi to drive me to several good birding sites. Whichever I opt for, I'm sure to see some new birds and maybe even some interesting mammals and reptiles, too. After my struggles trying to photograph the quick-moving Kinglets in our yards, I may have more success with two- and three-toed sloths.
As well as a day in the countryside, I should be able to fit in a few hours of birding in San Jose itself. Although they say it isn't the most attractive of cities, it seems to have some interesting yardbirds.
I'm back home Tuesday evening and so I'll post a trip report in the middle of next week.
Wish me luck!