ATFO: La Selva, Costa Rica

Our Advanced Tropical Field Ornithology course just returned from an excellent field course at La Selva Research Station in the hot and humid Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. There were birds aplenty, from gaudy Great Green Macaws and the can-you-believe-it all white Snowy Cotinga to tinamous and curassows that walked up to us in the forest. Naturally, we focused on the relatively less-spectacular species for our studies, conducting a large set of playback trials on forest species (especially wrens). I look forward to moving onwards with data analysis on this project!