We spent Christmas 2011 in Costa Rica, and I have still not had a chance to go through all the photos. Even with two cameras completely kaput on this trip, we still managed to shoot almost 4,000 images. Not too many monkeys though, mostly birds. Part of our itinerary took us to San Gerardo de Dota, known for being a “sure thing” for resplendent quetzal sightings. Resplendent what?...read more
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Raccoony cat lemurs. That’s how I would describe Coatis. Wikipedia notes that they are “also known as the Brazilian aardvark, Mexican tejón, hog-nosed coon, pizotes, crackoons and snookum bears.” Ok, I’ll call them crackoons and snookum bears We encountered large bands of coati the last time we were in Corcovado, and also in Argentina at Iguazu Falls. Solitary coatis...read more
Technically, we returned on the 1st, but I’ve just now unburied myself and have time for this post. For the holidays this year, we spent 10 days in Costa Rica. We’ve been there before (back in 2004), but it is close, safe, and has great wildlife. Our first stop was the Osa Peninsula, referred to as “possibly the most bio-diverse place on earth.” I would refer to it as...read more