Costa Rica – Day 5

Today we would have started with an early breakfast while shooting some of the birds coming to the feeders. Once we all get our fill of birds and breakfast, we would load the buses and head over to our next destination, La Fortuna. This small city is located on the foothills of the Arenal, one of the six active volcanoes in the country. Costa Rica has more than 200 volcanic features including more than 60 extinct  or dormant volcanoes.  We would have several opportunities to photograph the volcano as well as some of the wildlife that call this area home, including the White-throated Magpie Jays and a variety of butterflies at a local wildlife preserve.  The lodge grounds offers great opportunities to photograph birds feeding on fruiting trees an their private preserve is home to Guans and Aracaris. The next day we would visit a local preserve to photograph more birds, and a large collection of butterflies in a natural setting. Sloths and Agoutis are frequently seen in the preserve.  After lunch we would head out to our next destination on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. On this trip we would pass over the Continental Divide once again. Our destination would be Tarcoles in the Puntarenas province.