Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.3

It’s been 8 months since the camera was put in position. It’s starting to show signs of humidity damage now, but for the time being it’s still taking pictures. The latest batch show much more of the same selection of mammals, and pleasingly the Ocelots are still coming. I don’t know how many individual cats … Read more

Costa Rica, summary – March 2016

The process of identifying some of the more difficult species, such as arachnids, anoles, invertebrates and amphibians, is still ongoing, but everything else has been added to the species list, and is also listed below. Notable Costa Rican species not seen, all of which give a good reason to return one day, include Baird’s Tapir, … Read more

Costa Rica, Arenal – March 2016

It was around a six hour drive from Tortuguero to Arenal. The volcano was shrouded in cloud when we arrived. A Great Kiskadee was the first bird to be identified here, the larger of a group of near identical looking flycatchers. Next was a female Great Curassow, a kind of large pheasant. A number of … Read more

Costa Rica, Tortuguero – March 2016

The drive from home to Heathrow was uneventful but longer than necessary. We arrived at a hotel ready for an early flight in the morning to Newark, New York. Getting through security was smooth enough. The first mammal of the holiday was seen – a House Mouse, scuttling around the departure lounge at Terminal 2. … Read more