• Pat's Top Ten Birds of Costa Rica, 2017

    6 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The end of December is nigh and I don't feel pressured to chase birds. How can that be? Aren't I doing a Big Year? Don't I always sort of do one? Yes, I do but it's more like meeting a personal goal rather than ditching all responsibility to twitch from one corner of the country to the next. I usually try for 600 species and then aim for 50 more. This year, I set the bar at 700 and am very pleased to have reached that coveted number in early November. It happened at Chomes and took the form of a lone American Oystercatcher in flight right after a Gull-billed Tern with an invisible 699 had...
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