Posts of "Birding News"

Tambor Christmas Bird Count 2015

January 16, 2016 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

On January 9th, 2015 we held the annual Tambor Bay Christmas Bird count. We had an excellent turnout and enjoyed a superb day of birding in the Tambor area. In total, 193 species were recorded with a total of 3613 individuals. This breaks our previous record of 191 species in 2013! Highlights of the count included an ...

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Northern Potoo in Tambor Bay

March 8, 2015 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

Well it’s great to know that Tambor Bay is host to at least one Northern Potoo! A rare and hard to find bird for Costa Rica. These amazing nocturnal birds roost on a favored perch during the day, using their incredible camouflage to remain hidden until the night when they take flight to catch insects ...

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New improvements for birding trails!

January 25, 2015 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

Well it has been a busy start to the birding season here in Tambor Bay, kicking off with our 3rd annual Christmas bird count that saw a good turn out of participants and some excellent birding in the Tambor Bay area. Participants of the bird count also got to enjoy some new improvements to the ...

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Christmas Bird Count 2014

January 12, 2015 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

On Jan. 10th the Tambor Bay Birding Association conducted its third annual Christmas Bird count! It was a great turn out at Hotel Tambor Tropical the night before the count, with 25 people getting organized into groups in preparation of a full day of birding ahead. The count began at 6PM on Jan. 9th with ...

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Results of Valentine’s Bird Count 2014

February 18, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

The results are in! A big thank-you to everyone who helped with the Valentine’s Bird count that happened this past weekend in Tambor Bay. It was a lot of fun and we managed to record a total of 176 species, 3 of which are new for the Tambor Bay list! We also recorded a total ...

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Valentine’s Day Junior Birders Count

February 17, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

On Valentine’s Day morning the Junior Birders got together to do their part of the Valentine’s Days birding count that happened in Tambor Bay on the 14th and 15th. The junior birders got a lesson in birding and bird identification from our expert visitors from La Selva Biological Station; Ileana and Joel Alvarado. Both have ...

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Hawk Watching Trip to Raptor Ridge

February 13, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

I recently spent a couple of days doing some hawk watching and general birding up at Raptor Ridge with Larry Landstrom and Ruth Rodriguez. We had some great bird watching with the skies around the mountain filled with raptors. We had many looks at the pair of white hawks that nest nearby and we also ...

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Tambor Bay Birder Helps Record First Albatross for Costa Rica

February 9, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

The Tambor Birders are happy to announce an exciting discovery just off the coast of Tambor Bay! On January 9, a fisherman named Keiner Berrocal Chacón encountered a large bird species in the Gulf of Nicoya about 15 miles from Cabo Blanco. Keiner managed to get some pictures and showed them to Jorge Zuñiga, member ...

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Valentine’s Day Birding Festival

The Tambor Bay Birders would like to invite all bird watchers to help out with the 2nd annual Tambor Bay Valentine’s Birding Festival – For the love of birds! This is a fun count held every year to appreciate the incredible diversity of bird life in Tambor Bay. February 14th 7:00 AM – Tambor Bay ...

Nocturnal Bird Survey 2014

February 3, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

On the night of February 1st, the Tambor Bay Birders set out to conduct the areas first nocturnal bird survey. It was an exciting night! The group had excellent looks at a pair of black and white owls, a species that is marked as absent from the Nicoya Peninsula, previously unknown to the area and ...

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