• The great green Caribbean lowlands - Costa Rica

    7 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Sitting on a beach under a coconut tree (but not under the very crown, I know that), I am contemplating birding and the meaning of life... Salty breeze comes from the Caribbean, way saltier than any Mediterranean sea breeze. Watching my first Brown Pelicans , I am inhaling deeply and commenting to Sergio Arias how strong the scent is. He answers: “Maybe the ganja those guys are smoking makes it that strong.”
    Sergio and I continue to a sloth shelter, where, waiting for the tour, I sit in a café. Leaves are falling next to me... remembering the advice from a guidebook, I check the tall tree...
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