The Hills are Alive…

Originally posted on San on the Lam:
Sunday 05 June-Tuesday 07 June 2005. Costa Rica. This was our last morning at Selva Verde. Typically, it was wet, but it’s not called ‘rainforest’ for nothing! Today we were travelling west, and a little south, to a new area called Monteverde. First, though, we had time for a last look around the grounds of Selva Verde-definitely the… Continue reading The Hills are Alive…

Sacha Lodge

Originally posted on San on the Lam:
Sunday 02 December-Monday 03 December 2007.  Ecuador. Sacha Lodge was an amazing place. Remote but luxurious. Thatched roof cabins and five-star cuisine. It was a never-to-be-forgotten experience to stay there and we were never bored. On Sunday-no day of rest for birders!-we headed out into the field (lake) again, heading for the boardwalk and another boat trip on… Continue reading Sacha Lodge

Bird’s ID – Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak The Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) is a large, seed-eating grosbeak in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae). It is primarily a foliage gleaner. It breeds in cool-temperate North America, migrating to tropical America in winter. Adult birds are 18–22 cm (7.1–8.7 in) long, span 29–33 cm (11–13 in) across the wings and weigh 35–65 g (1.2–2.3 oz). Grosbeaks measured during migration in the… Continue reading Bird’s ID – Rose-breasted Grosbeak