Date: 6/5/19 12:09 pm
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Costa Rica nature tour a great success
Twenty-one Arkansas Auduboners and two faculty (myself and Anant Deshwal) had a great time in Costa Rica last week.  The tour raised over $3,000 for the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust endowment.  We were guided by the now legendary Esteban Biamonte.
Highlights of the tour include:
* Anant catching a Boa Constrictor which was in the process of catching a Green Iguana (Anant got them both on a BOGO deal)* Spectacular views of a pair of Resplendent Quetzals at nest in Monteverde Cloud Forest (moved some into tears, literally)* Crocodiles and baby crocodiles galore in Rio Tempisque* A Bare-throated Tiger Heron catching a Burrowing Python and then dropping it because it was too big* Encounters with a Northern Tamandua, a Wooly Opossum, several Proboscis Bats, and families of Mantled Howlers* Birding while wallowing like water buffaloes in volcanic steaming hot springs..... 
.......and 189 species of birds despite three days of near constant rain.  Full lists below.  
26 May 2019 
Liberia airport https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56783845
Hacienda Guachipelin https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56783916
Night walkhttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56783936
27 May 
Prebreakfast birdinghttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56790241
Santa Rosa National Park 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56807484
28 May 
Hacienda Guachipelinhttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56845409
Rincon de la Vieja volcano https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56845939
PM birding walk https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56851083
29 May
Solimar Ranch https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56942509
Cafeteria Horizonte https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56942802
30 May 
Monteverde Santa Elena prebreakfast birdinghttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56943416
Monteverde Cloud Forest https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56943802
Finca Life Verde Coffee farm tour https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56947208
Curi Cancha Reserve Nightwalk 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56947400
31 May 
Prebreakfast birding Pig Farm Road https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56948020
Selvatura Suspension Bridges https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56948358
1 June 
Prebreakfast birding walk https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56984095
Tempisque River boatinghttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56984405
2 June 
Prebreakfast birding Playa Carrillo areahttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57011631
Chora island snorkeling trip https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57011755



 
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