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Birds of a different feather!

emerald toucanet Pygmy King Fisher Agami Heron Spectacled owls Quetzal Umbrella Bird   While on the Costa Rica Avian Biology study abroad we saw many fantastic birds. It seemed that even the most common birds were more beautiful than the rarest at home. As we became more experienced birders we…
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Monkeys and Peccaries and Sloths… OH MY!

Peccary Two toed sloth While in Costa Rica on the Avian Biology study abroad I was amazed by the incredible beauty of my surroundings. I had planned to go on this trip and only see birds, and while I did see a lot of birds, I was surprised to see…
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Looking Forward…

Going in to this trip I expected to learn a lot about avian species, other wildlife, and birdwatching, however, I did not expect to learn so much about sustainability.  After 3 weeks in Costa Rica, I came back to the US with a different perspective on sustainability, and an increased…
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Hacienda La Ensenada

My favorite place we visited while in Costa Rica was Hacienda La Ensenada.  La Ensenada is a small lodge on a national wildlife refuge, located right on the Gulf of Nicoya in the province of Puntarenas.  La Ensenada has so much to offer! On our way to La Ensenada, it…
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