One of the most specatcular sights at Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica is the abundance and variety of hummingbirds~!! These tiny birds were buzzing about everywhere, every day, but, oh, so hard to photograph! As I mentioned in previous posts, our guide, Christian, was marvelous, but my memory for these particular species may be flawed. […]
The Arenal Lodge provides fresh fruit pieces two or three times a day for the local birds to enjoy – but not TOO much or TOO often, lest birds become dependent on ‘hand-outs’. This male Yellow-throated Euphonia and his friends were looking a little forlorn at first when they didn’t see any treats laid out for them in […]
Bananaquits are unique, busy little birds. Their classification is debated and it is now generally agreed that the Bananaquit belongs to its own family (FatBirder). We saw them often, forgaging among the shrubbery for flower nectar, fruits, and insects (Birds of Costa Rica, p. 324).These common residents of Costa Rica were frequent visitors to the gardens next to […]
We left the rainforest at Arenal Observatory Lodge and headed for the Pacific Ocean beaches for a few days. Enjoyed a quiet morning beach and sunset at Playa Carillo.Next we drove through the countryside and over the mountains – Coffee country!Our last stop was this incredible oasis a short distance from the airport, Hotel Bougainvillea, […]
Just a few iPhone shots from our awesome 3-night stay at the Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica 🇨🇷. Many thanks to our terrific guide, Christian, for teaching us so much – and for taking several shots with my phone through his spotting scope!
We started our visit to Costa Rica in the southern coastal region near Manuel Antonio National Park (view from our room), after which we travelled north to Lake Arenal, below, where we visited friends.Although we traveled quite extensively in our brief 6-day visit, one of my favorite spots was Arenal Observatory Lodge with its lush, […]