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Two Cans in a Tree? No, Three Toucans in a Tree

Hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica, we watched this blue-jay looking bird with a mohawk open a seed for the tasty inside. While we were doing morning yoga at Pousada Colonial, where we stayed in the Arenal area, these toucans landed in a tree right outside. Yes, […]

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Do Hummingbirds Hum Because They Forgot the Words?

There was a large, very iridescent blue hummingbird that I’d never seen before. I tried to catch a good photo but she was shy and way too quick. I even tried explaining that the light was better on the other side of the tree. What do you expect. They have […]

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Stalking the Wild Quetzel in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

While in Jaco, we frequented a certain micro-roaster coffee shop. When we told Juan, the owner, that we were headed for Arenal, he said “Oh, you must visit Monteverde. It’s very special.” We did. At an elevation of about 4000 feet, Monteverde is high enough to have coffee plantations and […]

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