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Costa Rica’s Biodiversity: A Haven for Fascinating Wildlife

Renowned for its remarkable biodiversity, Costa Rica is a sanctuary for captivating wildlife species. From its lush rainforests to coastal expanses, diverse ecosystems nurture an array of creatures. The intelligence and comprehension displayed by these species have perpetually intrigued scientists and nature enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Costa Rican wildlife and experience the delicate balance of its ecosystems, a testament to the beauty of nature’s intricacy.

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Costa Rica Birds Diversity: Exploring the Avian Beauty

The birds of Costa Rica offer a fascinating glimpse into the incredible diversity and beauty of the country's avian population. [...]

I Love Booby Birds – Fascinating Pelagic Birds | Costa Rica

Okay, stop giggling. The Booby family is one of my favorite pelagic birds. Pelagic means they spend most of their [...]

Bizarre Adventures in the Ferocious Isles

Traveling to the Danish Faroe Islands is like a short vacation in an asylum for the criminally insane. Not that [...]

Pallas’ Long-Tongued Bat: A Fascinating Nectar-Loving Marvel of South and Central America

The Pallas' Long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina) is a fascinating mammal native to South and Central America. Its exceptional metabolism and [...]

Macaws Making a Costa Rican Comeback

Scarlet Macaws Making a Costa Rican Comeback: The Return of a God. Depicted as the fiery god of light, Itzamna, in ancient Mayan legends, the scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is unmistakable. With a wingspan of nearly five feet and a squawk that can’t be ignored, these majestic birds are crowd pleasers that seem to love the attention.

Costa Rica’s Whale-Watching Season: A Dance with Gentle Giants

Costa Rica's Whale-Watching Season: A Dance with Gentle Giants Ah, Costa Rica! A land where verdant jungles meet azure oceans, [...]

Tropical Flowers and Hummingbirds

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to learn all about our tropical flowers and the hummingbirds that [...]

Pacific Screech Owl

The Pacific screech-owl (Megascops cooperi) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Costa Rica, [...]

Howler Monkeys: Fascinating Creatures of Costa Rica’s Forests

When it comes to the diverse wildlife found in the forests of Central and South America, one creature stands out [...]

Sloth’s Poetic Serenity

In twilight's tender embrace, where shadows softly dance, There dwells a creature of tranquil grace, in nature's gentle trance. Its [...]

Fred’s Bird Adventures

The Sulphur-Winged Parakeet Bird in Brief The Sulphur-Winged Parakeet (Pyrrhura hoffmanni)   Also known as Hoffman’s conure or the sulfur-winged [...]

Kingfishers: The Halcyon Love Birds

Kingfishers: The Halcyon Love Birds. Photo Caption: The common kingfisher, also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, is confined to those [...]

What’s that huge nest in the tree?

What's that big nest in the trees? Hornets? Wasps? Flies? Ants? Good try, they are termites.   Termites are small [...]

Coatis the Clowns of the Forest

Oh, the adorable Coatis of Costa Rica! These charming creatures never fail to captivate the hearts of visitors with their [...]

Beautiful Birds of Costa Rica

MORE ADVENTURES IN COSTA RICA HERE   To fully appreciate that Costa Rica has no clear boundaries defining where heaven [...]

Motmots of Costa Rica

Motmots are proof that common birds are not necessarily common looking. A stunning family of birds — one or more [...]

Rufous-Vented Ground-Cuckoo

Rarely Seen Roadrunner Relative For birders with a “life list” of sighting dreams come true, the rufous-vented ground-cuckoo will commonly [...]

Check Out These Seven Amazing Jaguar Facts

Costa Rica’s jaguars are both mighty and mysterious. What we know about these unique big cats is fascinating. What we [...]

Whale Spotting on Many Bucket Lists

One of the most sought-after experiences in Costa Rica is watching a whale breach the surface of the Pacific. Better [...]

These Bees Don’t Sting

Unlike My Bee Farm Visit Part 1, in last month’s Howler, this story will not start with, “Owww!” That’s because [...]

Birds of Gondwanaland?

Next time you are at a bird feeder in Costa Rica, or walking in the jungle, enjoy the knowledge that [...]

My Bee Farm Visit

Howler is delighted to feature this first-hand account of an 11-year-old’s journey in Costa Rica learning about bees. Part 1 [...]

Monkeying Around In Costa Rica

There are four types of monkeys in Costa Rica, and three of them can be found in the wild in [...]

Up Close and Personal: Macro Photography Gems

Welcome to Peter Grob’s world, where no creature is too small to steal the big spotlight. The Switzerland native describes [...]

Bird’s Eye View of Costa Rica

After living here for over three years, I was looking forward to this trip to gaze at the beauty of [...]

Tune in to the Ocho Verde Wildlife Channel

Howler readers are invited to tune in to the Ocho Verde Wildlife Channel on YouTube, featuring our jungle animal wildlife [...]

Rare Albino Whale in Costa Rica Draws Waves of Global Attention

What aerial photographer Felipe Chávez initially mistook for ocean trash was actually so extraordinary that the resulting waves of international [...]

Christmas Gift Opportunity: Through The Lens

Howler Magazine through the lens features16 photographers and over 50 photographs about Costa Rica. Many people ask if we have [...]

Arribada: They Have Arrived!

Over a five-day period, arribada nesting turtles will lay up to 10 million eggs on Ostional's beach. Have you witnessed [...]

Wild Side of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to hundreds of wildlife species. Thanks to Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring, you can watch dozens of the [...]