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Virtual Birding Trip: Caribbean Lowland Costa Rica
December 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST$12 – $17
In an exciting birding partnership with Lifer Nature Tours, Indiana Audubon is happy to present winter quarantine virtual birding field trips throughout the tropics. Costa Rica is a birder’s paradise, hosting hundreds of bird species at 5% of the entire diversity of plants and animals on the entire planet. The lowland rainforests of the Caribbean slope are dense, wet rainforests hosting a great diversity of birds.
In this special virtual birding trip, we’ll join Juan Diego Vargas, Lifer Nature Tours creator and expert birder, to explore true lowlands along the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua. This area hosts some of the largest blocks of pristine rainforest and is a great place to find three species of toucans, as well as close up views of tanagers, honeycreepers, and woodpeckers. We’ll also have a chance to visit some hummingbird feeders in which we have a fair chance for Long-billed Hermit, Scaly-breasted and Rufous-tailed hummingbirds and White-necked Jacobin. Also occasionally Red-eyed Tree Frog is found as it is quite common in the ponds nearby.
Sites visited during this tour will likely include the Laguna Lagarto Lodge.
Registration proceeds are going towards Lifer Nature Tours and the beautiful sites that host these amazing birds. Registration is below, and is $12 for Indiana Audubon members ($17 for non members). A minimum of 5 participants is required. All virtual field trips begin at 8am EST/7am CST. Total time “in the field” is approximately one hour. All pre-registered participants will be sent a Zoom invite link prior to the event. IAS is donating the majority of the workshop fee directly to Lifer Nature Tours and the guides who’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For questions, visit Here.