The Tárcoles River must be a birder’s paradise, from what we saw. There were many species of falcon, some of which I’ve been unable to identify, other birds of prey, and many types of waterfowl.
But, as I’ve noted before, birds are not the sole inhabitants here. Animal life ranges from reptilian predators to farm animals grazing along the banks of the Tárcoles River.
However it’s the abundant and diverse bird life that really gets your attention here. This is a northern crested caracara, a member of the falcon family:
Here are a few more bird shots from that day: