Up In the High Country
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
While waiting for our ship that takes 'Julia Max' from Golfito to Victoria, BC, we have been spending our time at higher elevations where it is cooler. Currently we are at the Toucanet Lodge, whose mission includes bird watching. Today we have identified 4-5 different hummingbird species, a ruddy tree-runner, a collared trogan, band-tailed pigeons, tropical kingbirds, a chestnut-capped brush-finch. Birding is like a box of chocolates' to quote Forrest Gump, 'you never know what you're going to get'! We had awakened at the crack of dawn(0500) and walked up the hill for a kilometer looking for the resplendent quetzal. But we were unsuccessful. On the way to the Toucanet Lodge yesterday, we stopped at the Questzal Lodge and identified the long-tailed silky-flycatcher for the first time. It was another 'ah-haaa, yes' moment! But no Quetzal. Here is a photo of a respendent quetzal that Sue took a year ago.