Taxonomy Redux 2021

Taxonomy Redux 2021

In the last several years we have seen many changes to the taxonomy of the birds of the world, and 2021 is no exception! This year the American Ornithological Society’s committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds (the NACC)...
Women Leaders in Conservation

Women Leaders in Conservation

For all the hard work and dedication that these women conservation leaders have put forth, I want to showcase them and their tireless work both with Osa Birds and in support of their community of Rancho Quemado. From left to right, Nuria Ureña, Yolanda Rodriguez and...
Continuing to Beautify the Heart of Osa

Continuing to Beautify the Heart of Osa

In the month of July, we celebrated World Environment Day (June 5) and Arbor Day (June 15) by creating more habitat for birds!  Osa Birds received funding from Tropical Wings, a non-profit organization dedicated to birds and habitat protection.  With the support and...
Reforesting Riparian Areas

Reforesting Riparian Areas

Today the Biological Monitoring Group of Rancho Quemado and the Junior Park Guards gathered to restore a degraded watershed along the Riyito River at the bridge entrance to Rancho Quemado.  Plants such as Heliconias, Episcias lilacinas, Calateas, Rubeaseas, Estococas...
Taxonomic Changes to Birds 2019

Taxonomic Changes to Birds 2019

Ver la Traducción al Español Abajo. The new common and or scientific names are highlighted in Bold below for birds found either on the Osa Peninsula or in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.  For other taxonomic order changes or merges/splits, please refer to...
Recuperando el bosque en el corazón de Osa

Recuperando el bosque en el corazón de Osa

En el proyecto “Estrategias de conservación de bosques y fortalecimiento de emprendimientos verdes en la comunidad de Rancho Quemado, en el área de amortiguamiento del Parque Nacional Corcovado”, actualmente ejecutado por Aves de Osa y financiado por el Canje I de...
Featured Bird: Chestnut-sided Warbler

Featured Bird: Chestnut-sided Warbler

See English Below Simplemente porque es de la famila Parulidae, la familia con más representantes de aves migratorias en la Península de Osa, les traigo la Reinita de costados castaños (Setophaga pensylvanica), la reinita y ave migratoria más común en Osa.  De solo 10...
2019 International Migratory Bird Day Festival

2019 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,...