Montezuma Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

If ever a name fit a species it is the Montezuma Oropéndola. This fascinating bird has four trade-marks, two of which are described in its name. Let’s dissect the name and in the process you will learn some Spanish. ORO – is the Spanish word for gold. The...
My Favorite Photos From 2013 – The Birds

My Favorite Photos From 2013 – The Birds

As 2013 draws to a close, I wanted to create a couple of blog posts of my favorite pictures that I have taken since moving to Costa Rica in June of this year. This post profiles my favorite bird photos. They might not be the very best of photos but there is something...
unParrot in Costa Rica

unParrot in Costa Rica

Parrot’ing In the States, to my non-tropical mind, every colorful bird was a Parrot. I thought a Scarlet Macaw was a Parrot, I thought Parakeets were Parrots and I thought Parrots were Parrots.  So, once we arrived in our new home of Grecia and started getting...