Ok, I admit it, the Montezuma Oropendola courtship worked for me!

Meet a Montezuma Oropendola, they are, quite simply, one of the most impressive and incredible birds that I have had the pleasure of spending time with. Not only are they a joy to look at, they are also incredible to watch. The thing is, you hear them before you tend to spot them. Despite them being quite big birds, it’s not their bulk […]

After the day trips…

As the sun sets, an empty river boat returns to dock on the narrow spit of land that is Tortuguero, Costa Rica, closely followed by a barely visible silhouetted bird in flight. Tortuguero National Park is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and covers an area of 77,032 acres (31,174 ha). Tortuguero is bordered on […]

Hi, I’m Geoffroy, please to meet you

A spider monkey splays its body across a fern-like tree, making it difficult to work out which limb is which. Geoffroy’s spider monkey is considered endangered by the IUCN, as it’s primarily distributed amongst the narrow tracts of rainforest in Central America and is susceptible to habitat loss through deforestation.  This is seen from the […]

Hypno-Toad, a Crazy Storm, Johnny Walker and The Milky Way.

Hypno-Toad, a Crazy Storm, Johnny Walker and The Milky Way… not the usual way to celebrate ten years of marriage, but it was certainly memorable and I would not change it for the world. Our ten year wedding anniversary plans changed at the last minute – we were supposed to be watching Atlantis take to the skies in Florida, […]

Tyres and Teeth

I could not celebrate Costa Rica week here on Taraji Blue withour re-sharing this blog post. First written and shared back in May 2011 it’s a tale of pure stupidity, naivety and sheer determination… and it is one of my favourites… Well I never knew there was any such place where one could have their […]