Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Olive-Ridley Sea-Turtle Arribada

Playa Ostional from a distance


7,000-10,000 individuals nested










Not going to be a successful nest
Glistening of the Olive shells
Three returning to sea
Full nest

A few exhausted did not succeed

sea turtle videos

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Olive-Ridley returning to sea
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A tired female digging a nest
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A glimpse at the number of turtles

Bird Island on the Rio Tempisque

Bird Island
Rio Tempisque
Mangroves
Black-crowned night heron
Anhinga's in the nest

Wood storks, spoonbills, and great egrets
Roseate spoonbills

wildlife around Guanacaste

Buena Vista
American crocodile
Whimbrel
Black vultures

Sanderlings
Green Iguana
Rosebelly spiny lizard
Cnemidophorus deppii

Variegated squirrel
Painted wood turtle
Wood stork

The dormiodor plant

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Watch these plants wilt with tactile stimulus

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Salt Flats along the gulf of Nicoya




Gulf of Nicoya
Fiddler crab
Flock of black-bellied tree ducks
Least sandpiper
Black-necked stilts
White ibis
Whimbrel with ruddy turnstones
Wilson's phalarope

Wood stork
Heliconia's
Spiny-tailed Iguana
Painted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima)

Viper (Porthidium ophryomegas)