Tárcoles River Expedition — Part 2


Great Egret

Great Egret

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.

Falcon

Falcon

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.

American Crocodile

American Crocodile

Brahman

Brahman

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:

Northern Crested Caracara

Northern Crested Caracara

Here are a few more bird shots from that day:

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Blue Heron

Unknown Species

Great Egret

Great Egret

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