The Arenal Observatory Lodge has several feeders to attract birds and they did their job. I was able to photograph honeycreepers, tanagers, oropendola, woodpeckers and more.
The bird feeders also attracted White-nosed Coatis which fed on the scraps. These bold creatures would walk right into the restaurant if given a chance.
There is an extensive trail system at the Lodge which provides more opportunities to spot wildlife and different views of the volcano.
Costa Rica is a great country to visit if you are a nature photographer, birder, or just a fan of the natural world. I hope you have enjoyed this brief three-part recap of our recent Holiday with Nature in Costa Rica. My plan is to return to Costa Rica in December 2012 to see if I can get some better photos on a photo tour led by a professional photographer.
For over 100 more photos from this trip go to http://dongettywildlifephotography.com/p445168888
To go back to part 1 of this trip report go to https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/?p=12891
For part 2 go to https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/?p=12922
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