Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends
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Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

Lindsay Fendt - January 4, 2018

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
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6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the best defense is just to hide. Fortunately,…

Grab your binoculars: It’s Christmas Bird Count season in Costa Rica!
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Grab your binoculars: It’s Christmas Bird Count season in Costa Rica!

Robin Kazmier - December 1, 2015

Prior to the 20th century, many North Americans participated in a Christmas Day tradition known as a Side Hunt, in which they ventured into the countryside in teams, or…

Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site
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Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

Robin Kazmier - November 2, 2015

Heads up! One of the most spectacular wildlife displays on the planet is happening in the skies over Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast right now: fall raptor migration.…

Urban flocks (Part 2): 5 more common birds of San José
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Urban flocks (Part 2): 5 more common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - September 14, 2015

See Part 1 of this series: Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José We continue this month with a look at five more birds that are…

Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José
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Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - August 17, 2015

The Tico Times is pleased to welcome Robin Kazmier, the general manager of our Publications Group, into an additional role: at the helm of  "Into the Wild,"…

It’s frog orgy season
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It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - June 6, 2015

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa Rica’s frog and toad populations this means it's…

On Pacific beaches, dancing the hermit crab conga
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On Pacific beaches, dancing the hermit crab conga

Lindsay Fendt - May 16, 2015

Also Recommended: 6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven't seen If you’ve ever picked up a shell from a beach in Costa Rica, you may have…

The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants
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The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants

Lindsay Fendt - April 3, 2015

When looking for wildlife in Costa Rica, it’s easy to become fixated on the unusual mammals and vibrant birds, but one of the country’s most complex creatures…

6 Costa Rican animal names decoded
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6 Costa Rican animal names decoded

Lindsay Fendt - March 7, 2015

When it comes to pointing out animals, some Costa Ricans can be extremely unspecific. Sometimes it seems that all small or rodent-like animals are referred to as…