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Birding News from Costa Rica During the Pandemic

The world is currently in the grips of a pandemic and so much is on hold, but life goes on. This is a pause and won't last forever especially given the global race for effective treatments and a vaccine. In the meantime, on a bright note, Costa Rica has managed to get a better handle on controlling the virus and diminishing the curve than many other places. This has been possible because of the small size of our country along with a quality health care system and effective governance. How long this will last remains to be seen but in the meantime, here is a bit birding news from the birding paradise known as Costa Rica:

Birds are still everywhere

The national parks might be temporarily closed but there are still plenty of other places to see hundreds of birds. Even with most local birders watching birds from and near their homes, birders are seeing and taking pictures of everything from glittering tanagers to the exquisite Snowcap. It's a reminder of the fantastic birding we are fortunate to have in Costa Rica, birds and birding that will still be here when travel is once again possible.

The nesting season

Now is when a lot of birds in Costa Rica are nesting, we hope to have an excellent breeding season and look forward to experiencing those beautiful results through the lenses of cameras and binoculars later this year and on into 2021.

We look forward to watching more of the fantastic Resplendent Quetzal!

Lovely Cotinga still showing at Rancho Naturalista

On a special note, the male Lovely Cotinga that has been visiting Rancho Naturalista is still doing so. Athough this rare beauty can be seen at more than one site in Costa Rica, a predictable cotinga is the best kind of cotinga!

Lifer Tours guides are still watching birds

We might be stuck at home but we are still watching birds and taking pictures. It's what we love to do and also keeps our birding skills honed for when we can once again show people the beauty of birds in Costa Rica and elsewhere.

Which birds are you seeing where you live? Which birds would you like to see in Costa Rica? Let us know in the comments or send us an email, we would love to hear from you!

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