• A Cuckoo in Costa Rica Brings in the Birders

    4 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    12 species of cuckoos are on the Costa Rica bird list. One of them, the Greater Ani, is rare and odd vagrant that has only been seen a few times in the canals of Tortuguero National Park.
    Tortuguero- one of many excellent birding areas in Costa Rica.
    Another, the Cocos Cuckoo requires a looong boat ride to Cocos Island. However, the ani is easily seen in many other places and, as long as you reach its island home, the Cocos Cuckoo is fairly easy to see.
    I can't say the same for the other especially tough cuckoo in Costa Rica, the one and only Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo .
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