Exploring the Birds of Costa Rica's Rancho Naturalista

Join naturalist and artist Christine Elder for a free, live, online event in celebration of Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 AM CST.  We’ll be broadcasting from Costa Rica’s premier birdwatching lodge; Rancho Naturalista, where we’ll be sharing our observations of birds as we explore the lodge grounds.

This mid-elevation forest region east of San Jose boasts over 400 species of resident and migratory birds.

During our broadcast we’ll be watching the hummingbird feeders which are visited by local specialties like Snowcaps and Black-crested Coquettes, checking out the fruit feeders which are enjoyed by oropendolas, toucans, motmots, and tanagers, and investigating the moth light which draws insect-eating species like woodcreepers, wood-wrens, ant-tanagers.

If time allows, Christine will show sketches of local birds from her nature journal and share tips for how you too can capture a bird’s likeness with quick gesture sketches in the field.

Register for free here: https://bit.ly/3xcFeVi


Tayutic 9° 49' 55.6644" N, 83° 33' 50.04" W
Start date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 10:00
End date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 11:00