Waterfall & Bird Count Day

Danta Waterfall
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Crested Guan
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Great Curassow
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Montezuma Oropendola
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Green Honeycreeper female
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Mantled Howler Monkey
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Emerald Basilisk
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

One of the Lillies
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Hibiscus
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Tonight’s Sunset Over Lake Arenal
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

And today was eBird’s “Global Big Day” of bird counting. Here is a link to my eBird List of 11 species seen here at Arenal Observatory Lodge. All of the birding guides here were out counting today which is why I could not have a guided bird hike today. I have one tomorrow.

¡Pura Vida!

And My Photo Gallery for this Trip is being added to daily while on the trip! A longer more leisurely trip makes this possible and my galleries are my main trip reports. Enjoy!

Iguanas & Lizards at Sarapiquí

Green Iguana (male in mating orange)
Selva Verde Lodge Sarapiquí, Chilamate, Costa Rica

Emerald Basilisk (“Jesus Christ Lizard”)
Selva Verde Lodge Sarapiquí, Chilamate, Costa Rica

Gray Lichen Anole
Selva Verde Lodge Sarapiquí, Chilamate, Costa Rica

Unknown – Possibly a type of Skink or Ameiva (there are many)
Selva Verde Lodge Sarapiquí, Chilamate, Costa Rica

See also my photo gallery of Reptiles      And I still have insects and other animals to share! 🙂

What Global Warming is Doing to Costa Rica This Year is an interesting article about the radical weather we have been having. We had our first hurricane in 300 years, more eruptions of one volcano, and heavier winds and rains than normal. You guys in the states need to convince your new idiot president-elect that global warming is real! It affects everyone! 

Amphibians & Reptiles Seen in Manzanillo

Red-eyed Tree Frog
Manzanillo, Costa Rica

 

Strawberry Dart Frog
Manzanillo, Costa Rica

 

Black & Green Dart Frog
Manzanillo, Costa Rica

 

Yellow Eyelash Pitviper
Manzanillo, Costa Rica
In a tree on the boardwalk path to my tent, but they avoid people!

 

Yellow-headed Gecko
Manzanillo, Costa Rica
At the Ara Project

 

Emerald Basilisk
Manzanillo, Costa Rica
My favorite lizard. Like a little dinosaur!

See my AMPHIBIANS PHOTO GALLERY

 
 
Both are part of my larger “Charlie Doggett’s COSTA RICA” photo gallery

This post continues my report on a 4-night visit to Manzanillo in the South Caribbean area off Costa Rica about a week ago.

Manzanillo Posts Delayed for New Computer

Today I take my laptop in to have everything transferred to my new computer which will be at least two days, assuming the new one arrives today. So just one shot from Manzanillo:

 

Emerald Basilisk, Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Hopefully you will receive the other photos from Manzanillo by Thursday or Friday.