Costa Rica 2016

In April 2016 myself and my girlfriend visited Costa Rica for 12 days. We decided to spend the entire trip in the south-western area surrounding the Corcovado National Park. After taking a small plane from San José to Puerto Jimenez we stayed in a remote, mountain location for 6 nights followed by 5 nights at Drake Bay. From here we could visit the Corcovado National Park itself and see some amazing wildlife we would not have seen elsewhere.

Costa Rica needs no introduction and despite extremely dry conditions, we still found vast numbers of amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, insects and sea life. Finding amphibians did take some patience as rainfall was particularly low while we were there but patience and some local help allowed us to see all of our major targets in the end. We are extremely grateful to Adam Bland, Mike Boston, Andrew Gray, Marcelo Carvajal and especially Eduardo Castro Rojas. Without Eduardo we would not have found many of the the species we saw and his knowledge of his local patch of the Osa peninsula is outstanding. Thanks Eduardo!

We saw so many species that it is too difficult for me to write a day-to-day field report, although perhaps I am just getting lazy. The latter is mostly likely, but the photos should speak for themselves I hope.

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