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Friday, June 15, 2018

TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT ON LINE, ROUTE 922, BEGACES TO PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK, GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA, 6/13/18

   This past Wednesday we went on a birding tour with Carlos of Costa Rica Green Life Tours.  We had gone birding with him two years ago when we last visited Costa Rica.  He is a great birding guide.  He knows where the birds are and can ID them by sight and sound.  He has the gift of being able to sight and ID birds at a distance while driving.
   Carlos picked us up at our hotel at 5:30 am.  We were going to Palo Verde National Park to bird.  We went from our hotel, the Riu Guanacaste to the outskirts of Liberia where we picked up Route 1, the Pan American Highway.  We took Route 1 to Begaces, where we went on Route 922.  This route goes to Palo Verde National Park.  We birded along the road both going and coming back and at the park itself.  We got back to the hotel about 6 pm.  It was a very successful birding day.
   One of the first birds we saw and photographed was this beautiful Turquoise-browed Motmot.