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Shifting Perspectives

Going into the trip, I believed I was in for a relaxing two weeks after a grueling past semester. I expected to learn bundles about the country and birds and enjoy every moment, but I did not expect the experience to change my outlook on my future. I have always…
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Set Alarm for 5 a.m.

All the itineraries and research in the world could not have prepared me for all the beauty and experiences I had in Costa Rica. A typical day was to get up at the crack of dawn and going off on a new adventure. This ranged from seeing a volcano, to…
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The Hike

Costa Rica is known for its breath taking landscape, with beautiful mountains and streams. We hiked many, many miles on this trip to witness these beautiful landscapes. There was one hike, that really tested all of us though, especially myself. This hike was a 3-4 mile hike uphill to Karen…
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Our day at Solimar

This picture was taken after a long day of exploring Solimar and hiking through the forest to find the spectacled owl nest. Solimar is one of the largest cattle ranches in Costa Rica. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many cattle in one place. The farm is made up…
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The Hike

During my Avian Biology trip in Costa Rica my class would hike every day to enjoy nature and find elusive birds however, one hike in particular stood out from the rest. The purpose of this hike was to reach the lodge at the Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve. This hike occurred…
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