Costa Rican Birding Adventure
by Ned C. Hill
This is a story of a birding adventure taken by ten Utah County Birders to
Costa Rica, March 6-16, 2003,
where they saw over 300 species. Bryan
and Dennis Shirley were the trip leaders.
Bryan, LeIla, Scott, Carol Jean, Tuula, Alton, Tom, Milt, Ned (Dennis shot
The Monteverde Cloud Forest
Part Three: The Arenal
Part Four: Selva Verde and
Part Five: Poas Volcano Area
Where else …
you see 10 lifers in about 30 seconds?
Do they have
more species of birds than all of North
America in an area half the size of Utah?
drive a few miles over the continental divide and
find a whole different world of flora and fauna?
Can you hope
to see 27 hummingbirds, 22 tanagers, 9
woodpeckers, 13 woodcreepers, 4 trogons, 12 wrens and
2 toucans in little over a week?
you see 300 species of birds in 9 days in a very pleasant,
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