• Benefits of “Winter” Birding at Carara National Park, Costa Rica

    4 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    These are the summer months of the northern hemisphere and yet this time of year in Costa Rica is known as the “invierno”, Spanish for “winter”. However, no matter how adapted I become to the local culture, I just can't use that word in Costa Rica. No, because the real thing is the brittle cold days and frozen nights of my Niagara youth, a place where I delivered pre-dawn newspapers on empty icy streets, where the sharp stars pierced the night sky so quiet and bereft of life I swear you could hear the ice sing.
    A bit of a mild Niagara winter.
    It's just too much of an amazingly far cry from...
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