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2018 International Migratory Bird Day Festival

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

2018 International Migratory Bird Day Festival

At Osa Birds fifth-annual International Migratory Bird Day Festival, children danced in the streets dressed as flamboyant, richly colored birds, holding feathered wings aloft.  An integral piece that gives flight to this event is the Tropical Wings annual Birdathon, a concentrated bird species count which takes place throughout the southern Pacific coastal range of Costa Rica including Osa’s sparkling Golfo Dulce and richly bird-abundant Osa Peninsula, named one of the most biologically intense areas of the world by National Geographic. The bird-centric celebration entailed presentations,...

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White-crowned Sparrow

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

White-crowned Sparrow

New About Town This juvenile White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) showed up mid November in the town of Rancho Quemado on the north end of the Osa Peninsula.  It was first observed by Yolanda Rodriguez Corrales who is a member of the Biological Monitoring group of the community.  This is the first time this species has come this far south in its winter range to our knowledge, and believe me, it is a topic of conversation and new visitors to the area. While morphological differences are very slight between the male and the female, this first year male is already practicing his...

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Migratory birds leave the Osa/La Ida de las Aves Migratorias

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Media Bar | 0 comments

Migratory birds leave the Osa/La Ida de las Aves Migratorias

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Festival News

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Blog, Media Bar | 0 comments

Festival News

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Featured Bird: Mourning Dove

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog, Media Bar | 0 comments

Featured Bird: Mourning Dove

La Paloma Huilota (Zenaida macroura) es un ave migratoria neotropical y residente común que se encuentra en Los Estados Unidos todo el año y se reproduce principalmente en el central norte de los Estados Unidos y Canadá.  El rango invernal se extiende desde México hasta Panamá central.  Observaciones oficiales han sido reportadas en el nordeste de Costa Rica hasta Quepos y también la especie ha sido reportada en Panamá por El Volcán Barú.  Los guías de aves de la Península de osa han observado la Zenaida en Puerto Jiménez en años anteriores, pero es poco frecuente.  Hoy vi mi primer Zenaida...

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