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Grab your binoculars: In Costa Rica, It’s Christmas Bird Count season!

Prior to the 20th century, many North Americans participated in a Christmas Day tradition known as a Side Hunt, in which they ventured into the countryside...

Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

One of the most spectacular wildlife displays on the planet is happening in the skies over Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast right now: fall raptor migration and the formation of a "river of raptors." And thanks to a geographic bottleneck, one of the best places in the world to witness it is the Kèköldi indigenous territory on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast.

Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park

Preliminary results suggest that a six-year-old project to replace non-native trees in La Sabana Park with native species has succeeded in bringing Costa Rican wildlife back to the park.

New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica

The discovery brings the total number of snakes in Costa Rica to 143, of which 23 are venomous.

20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren

Twenty Guanacaste schoolchildren drew their way into the (natural) history books this year and became the first kids in region -- and maybe anywhere -- to have wasp species named in their honor.

Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

One of the most spectacular wildlife displays on the planet is happening in the skies over Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast right now: fall raptor migration and the formation of a "river of raptors." And thanks to a geographic bottleneck, one of the best places in the world to witness it is the Kèköldi indigenous territory on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast.

On Earth Day, a walk through Costa Rica’s recent environmental history

Earth Day is about celebrating the planet that gives us life. But it's also about taking stock of where we are in terms of making sure life on this planet continues. So with that in mind, here are some of the highlights of Costa Rica's recent environmental history.

New species of passion flower discovered in Osa Peninsula

With the discovery of the new plant there are now 52 known species of passion flowers native to Costa Rica. It is the first new species of passion flower discovered in the last 11 years.

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