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 - July 17, 2018

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…

Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem

Helene Engler - July 4, 2018

In this two-part series, Helene Engler looks at the danger that power lines pose to Costa Rican wildlife, the debate surrounding the issue, and the activists trying…

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2018

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"] Originally published on April 22, 2016.

I’ve got my eye on you
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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I’ve got my eye on you

The Tico Times - February 28, 2018

Andrés Madrigal (@andresmadrigalcr) captured this image of one of Costa Rica's colorful toucans. Read more about the country's most famous toucan, Grecia, below: http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/08/11/grecia-toucan-new-cage   Would you…

Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares
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Environment and Wildlife
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Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

Lindsay Fendt - February 7, 2018

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In…

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

Robin Kazmier - January 8, 2018

Despite the best efforts of many a telescope-wielding nature guide, I fell in love with birds while sitting at my desk in San José, editing a field…

The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain
Maeology
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Maeology
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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain

Katherine Stanley - November 14, 2017

It was still pitch black when I sat up in bed, thoroughly annoyed. “What is that damned noise?” I asked my husband, on whom the incredible din…

On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah
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Photos & Video
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On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah

The Tico Times - November 6, 2017

Thanks to Kristel Segeren for this image from Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast: she came across a green basilisk lizard, also known as…

Welcome ashore
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Photos & Video
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Welcome ashore

The Tico Times - October 30, 2017

As the annual arribada of sea turtles continues in Ostional, Guanacaste, we're sharing one of our favorite images by Lindsay Fendt of a turtle coming ashore to nest.…

Baby turtles on a mission
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Photos & Video
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Baby turtles on a mission

The Tico Times - October 25, 2017

Thanks to reader Charlene Gruar who, earlier this month, sent us photos of baby green and leatherback turtles on the beach at Moín, on the Caribbean coast.…