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Who paid for your trip to Costa Rica ?  I really don't like the thought of
my tax dollars going for that .
Jaime Garrison
Hillsboro




On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Brad Jacobs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I just returned from a trip to Costa Rica with a group of folks from US
> and Canada.  We were invited to assess and make recommendations for
> ecotourism on the Rainforest Biodiversity Group's new birding trail in
> Heredia in northeast Costa Rica in the Caribbean Lowlands. We visited five
> of twelve new private landowners who have or are developing place to stay
> and rainforest trails.  We were only in CR for five days, but we were able
> to see about 250 bird species more or less.  The count is not tallied yet.
>  I personally saw about 210 species with five of those only heard.
>
> Also, 71 were lifers, including Agami Heron, Great Green Macaw, and lots
> of birds that follow the army ant swarms.  Lifers were: Crimson-fronted
> Parakeet, Mt. Robin, Barred Hawk, Torrent Tyrannulet, Passerini's and
> Cherrie's Tanager, Common Bush-Tanager, Golden browed Chlorophonia, Brown
> Violet-ear, Green Thorntail, Coppery-headed Emerald, Green-crowned
> Brilliant, Crested Guan, Scaly-crested Pgmy-Tyrant, Bay headed Tanager,
> Golden-hooded Tanager, Crimson-collared Tanager, Slaty spinetail,
> streak-headed Woodcreeper, Chestnut-mandibled toucan, Black-cheeked
> woodpecker, Green breasted Mango, Cocoa Woodcreeper, streak-breasted wren,
> rufous motmot, faciated tiger-heron, buff-rumped warbler, chestnut-backed
> antbird, slaty-tailed trogon, slaty ant-shrike, piratic flycatcher,
> black-faced grosbeak, violaceous trogon, eye-ringed flatbill, pale-billed
> woodpecker, violet-crowned woodnymph, great tinamou, black-faced antbird,
> black-headed antthrush, white-necked jacobin, variable seedeat!
>  er, barred antshricke, vermiculated screech-owl, long-billed hermit,
> yellow-billed cacique, dot-winged antwren, plain-brown woodcreeper,
> long-tailed woodcreeper, bicolored antbird, western slaty antshrike, Agami
> heron, short-billed pigeon, black-faced antrhush, bright-rumped atila,
> Oscellated Antbird, Bay wren, brown-hooded parrot, band-backed wren,
> long-tailed tyrant, yellow-margined flycatcher, yellow-bellied elaenia,
> black-and-white owl,  white-shouldered tanager, dusky antbird, rufous and
> white wren, white-whiskered puffbird, plain xenox, baird's trogon,
> orange-billed sparrow, bare-throated tiger-heron, mangrove black hawk,
> yellow-naped parrot, mangrove warbler (yellow), cinnamon becard, and panama
> flycatcher, and snowcap.  Weather was good but raining often. Muddy trails
> but not too bad.  60-80 deg. F.
>
> At my house on Saturday night we had about 20 plus woodcocks displaying in
> the warm evening from about 6:20 to 6:50 pm.
>
> brad
>
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The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Spring Meeting ... May 2, 3, & 4, 2008 at Chillicothe, MO
More information: http://www.mobirds.org