I started to call this my 10 favorite photos but I couldn’t narrow it down. So I’ll go with a title of just a few photos.
Let me start by stating up front this was a family vacation with birding added. Though if you ask my family they would say it was a birding trip for me. The trip was my first out of the country in years so I was also using the trip to see how I like traveling aboard.
I am not going to write about the trip in a travelogue format. I will present a brief description of the trip and in my next post discuss some things we had heard or read about Costa Rica before we went and if they were true or not.
A brief description of the trip. On December 13 we flew from Indianapolis to Houston to San Jose. No problems. We had hired a driver to take us to La Fortuna, the town nearest Arenal Volcano. My sister-in-law’s family came in the next day. The lodges we stayed at in La Fortuna had great grounds for birding, so I did most of it there. The day I was to go with a guide to Arenal got all messed up so I didn’t make it. But I did hire a guide one morning that took us around the grounds of a local preserve. After four days in the area we then moved on to the NW resort area – La Flamingo. All the birding there was within walking distance of the hotel. We stayed 3 days and flew home out of Liberia. No problems there either. Got home at 12:30 AM and did the Johnson County CBC the next day. That’s the trip in a nutshell. If you want more details leave a comment and I will reply.
Here are a few of my favorite birds-photos from the trip. I’m sure I’ll post more at a later date.
Remember to click the photos for a better view – especially the Broad-billed Motmot’s.