Monday, May 7, 2018

A Towering Experience Today!

The following 4 birds were photographed in treetops at eye level from "The Nest"
or the 92 ft tall metal tower on the lodge property. Amazing treetop experience!

Yellow-throated Toucan
 
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

Collared Aracari (A type of Toucan)
 Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

Keel-billed Toucan
 
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

Red Lored Parrot
 
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

"The Nest" or Birding Tower 92 ft tall -- A Little Scary!
 
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

Freddy is there 8 hours a day with locked gate to the tower. 
8 max people at a time including one staff member. Lots of warnings in English & Spanish.
 
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica


Top of the English Warning Sign  With long list of conditions below from pregnancy to vertigo!
There are 146 steps going up and down and the tower does sway with wind & people movement.
Today was my 2nd time up. Yesterday morning my birding guide took me up and we saw 0 birds! Nada!
This afternoon Freddy used recordings of toucan sounds to attract them to the surrounding treetops!
 Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica


¡Pura Vida!

And My Photo Gallery for this Trip is being added to daily while on the trip! 
There you can see all the birds together, etc. plus photos not on the blog.


Sunset Behind the Clouds Tonight 
 Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

And Scary Clouds at that! But No Rain! 
 Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica


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