Alex Vargas

Alex Vargas is one of the best-known bird guides with experience in Latin America, the Caribbean Islands. He originates from Costa Rica, a paradise hosting 4% of the world's biodiversity. Alex is now based in Thailand with his Costa Rican wife and his lovely daughter. Here he spends a good part of his life chasing amazing and exotic birds with a camera in hand. Bird-photography has become his big passion and today he has a growing gallery with birds from several hotspots of the world. Alex has been widely published in books and magazines from around the globe and his video channel is full of jewels!

Nov 102012
Birds from Laem Pak Bia, part 2 of 3

Second part that accounts some of my many photographic expeditions at Laem Pak Bia, a great area for waders and much more… December 23rd, 2008 & December 27th, 2008 – just before Christmas (08), we visited the King’s Project on a sunny day and got a few images. It was already pretty dry around Central […]

Nov 012012
Laem Pak Bia, another Bird-Photo Hotspot in Thailand! (1of 3)

Several hotspots in the Laem Pak Bia area, are worth to mention, as these produce great birding and bird-photos all year around At less than 2 hours driving from Bangkok, in Petchburi Province, Laem Pak Bia it’s a fishing town that offers some rich and unique birding opportunities with many waders, gulls and more in […]

Jun 302012
Banded Pitta @ Southern Thailand

Banded Pitta… A Bird-Photo Jewel Pittas are fascinating birds that hope around the forest floors in tropical Asia and Australasia, with a couple of species found in Africa. The Banded Pitta (Pitta guajana) it’s located in the Thai-Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sundas (except the Island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia). In Thailand, one can only […]

Mar 072012
Up to 900 tropical bird species could “go extinct”

Up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100, researchers say — a BBC Nature report by Anna-Louise Taylor for BBC Nature News (images in this post by Alex Vargas and Jorge Chinchilla) The finding is modeled on the effects of a 3.5C Earth surface temperature rise, a […]

Feb 252012
Bird-Photography... that's what I like and do!

Birding with a camera in Thailand. Birdwatching is today, one of the strongest lines of tourism around the globe. According to an U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study, only in the United States of America, birdwatchers contributed with 36 billion USD to the nation’s economy in 2006, and over 20% of all Americans are identified […]