Friday, September 26, 2008

RBG Website Renovated!

After long last, the RBG website has undergone a complete renovation and is looking better than ever! Check out the new site at! Special thanks to Jennifer Davis, the web designer, for doing such an outstanding job!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Almendro is protected!

This week the Costa Rican legislation made it officially illegal to cut any Almendro trees in the whole country! The main reason is because of the Great Green Macaw and its need of the Almendro. This could change however if the Great Green Macaw responds and is no longer endangered.
Congrats to all the Amigos de la Lapa Verde for all the work to support the conservation and education of and about the Great Green Macaw!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mountain Lion Caught on Camera

Finca Pangola, one of the sites of the Costa Rican Bird Route, has a trail camera set up which has been capturing great photos of the jungle's inhabitants. We would love to be able to set up trail cameras at all of our sites for a variety of reasons. They are useful tools for wildlife surveys, as well as education and interpretation. In the meantime, we will enjoy the pictures from Finca Pangola!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's All Good

Here is an excerpt from Paul Baicich's monthly Birding Community E-Bulletin. It's a nice reminder that when it comes to's all good!

"Invariably, when birders are in the field, they are asked by curious passers-by and novice birders alike if there has been "anything good" seen.

No matter that you might have only seen a chickadee and a junco so far in the day's birding, the correct response remains the same: "It's all good!"

Let the curious know the wonders of the chickadee and the reliability of the junco as well as your effervescent expectations to find those flocks of wonderful birds just beyond the edge of the trees on the path ahead. Make it interesting; make it wondrous, and realize that every birder in the field is a potential ambassador for our pastime. Remember: It's all good!"