Posts of "Recent Sightings"

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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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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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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King Vulture in Tambor Bay!

January 23, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

Today an adult King Vulture was spotted soaring over of Panorama Ridge in Tambor Bay! This is my first sighting of this large and beautiful species that has become increasingly rare in many parts of Cost Rica due to habitat loss and poaching. It was sighted while one of our multiday birding tour groups was ...

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Finally a Peppershrike!

January 19, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

Great morning birding along the Panica River Trail today! The activity and abundance of bird life was truly awesome. We even got to see a Rufous-browed Peppershrike! This is a bird that has eluded me for 4 years worth of birding in Tambor Bay and I was happy to finally see it with such a ...

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Finding the Elegant Trogon

January 17, 2014 by Nick Hawkins No Comment

Ever wonder about the bird on the Tambor Bay Birders Logo? It is the male and female of the beautiful Elegant Trogon. Although we love our logo, you have to see this incredible bird in person to do it justice. Seeing the Elegant Trogon is a right of passage for members of the Tambor Bay ...

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