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I would be thrilled if some of our tax dollars were going toward the investigation of ecotourism.   And Costa Rica is a fine place to do it.  They value nature there and have set aside about 1/3 of their country in preserves. 
Marge Lumpe
> Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 16:58:17 -0600> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: Costa Rica> To: [log in to unmask]> > 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> >> > ------------------------------------------------------------> > 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> >> > ------------------------------------------------------------> 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
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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