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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

Getting to Tiskita

As I mentioned last week, Tiskita is in the bottom part of Costa Rica, almost near Panama.  There are several ways that you can get there.  The most common way is to take a small flight from San Jose to Golfito and then take a taxi from Golfito to the lodge.  We decided against this […]

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Central American Squirrel Monkey

I don’t go on these trips hoping only to see birds.  I like all kinds of wildlife.  One of the most delightful species we saw was the Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii). Look at his little nose!  Squirrel Monkeys are very sweet to each other.  They travel in large groups, although most of the time […]

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Corners

Cockatiels are very ambitious birds.  They don’t spend a lot of time on lazy activities like sleeping.  Even preening looks like hard work to me because it takes them hours everyday to look beautiful.  But in addition to preening, the cockatiels have projects.  For awhile it was sitting on the outside corner of the cages […]

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Great Kiskadee

I saw the Great Kiskadee more than any other bird in Costa Rica.  He’s a beautiful bird and I love all the shots of him, but there were several times where I was taking pictures of tanagers in a tree and the kiskadee would jump in and distract. He obtained his name from the noise […]

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Costa Rica

We got back from Costa Rica last night and I have so much to write about.  The beaches were huge and the water was incredibly warm. We stayed at the Tiskita Jungle Lodge near Pavones.  This is located in the southern part of Costa Rica near Panama. To get there we had a take a […]

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Snuggling

Conner may not sing as much anymore, but he’s still willing to snuggle. The camera makes him a little shy, but Jon was able to catch him in his closed-eye pose.

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Downy Woodpecker

We have Downy Woodpeckers in Utah, but they’re hard to find.  I’ve seen them in the spring and I saw one randomly on a telephone poll before a University of Utah football game, but in general I only see them a couple times of year. This is very obviously a male as indicated by the […]

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Ash-throated Flycatcher

We saw a lot of flycatchers in Arizona, but I really enjoyed seeing the Ash-throated Flycatcher. It might be in part because he let us take a lot of pictures.  He was in this really desolate looking area. I don’t know why they call them ash throated since the whole front is ash colored. One […]

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Toys for Trevor

I try to supply a wide variety of toys for Trevor and Conner.  Conner doesn’t like them as much as he used to, but sometimes he chews the popsicle sticks.  Trevor prefers more variety. This toy is awesome because it has a box wrapped in tissue with shreddable material inside.  Unfortunately, Trevor doesn’t like to […]

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Titmouse

Georgia is a beautiful state.  Especially right now when Salt Lake City is covered in the polluted inversion air, it’s nice to be reminded of bright cloud-filled skies. It’s nice to see healthy looking cows along the road. One other thing that we need more of in Utah is the Tufted Titmouse.  Every year I’m […]

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