• What's Next at the Juan Santamaria Aiport in Costa Rica? A Pipit? A Wagtail?

    18 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    White-tailed Kite in action- a classic airport species in Costa Rica.
    Odd habitats attract odd birds. Or rather, I should say that out of place habitats attract lost birds. The good old sewage ponds bring in waders and wandering waterbirds that have nowhere else to go. Turf farms in wooded regions are wide open oases for grasspipers and other species adapted to natural lawns. The same can be said of wooded parks in urban areas and other bits of precious habitat surrounded by areas less hospitable to various types of the avian kind.
    Although Costa Rica is noted for tropical forests and...
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