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Parrots and Penguins and Whales, Oh My! (Península Valdés, Argentina)

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Gregor and I carefully timed our drive across Argentina so that we could be on the Atlantic Coast during the month of October. That’s the month when migrating Southern Right Whales arrive in peak numbers on the shores of Península Valdés. It’s also the time when Magellanic penguins mate at the rookeries along Argentina’s coast. Having been land-locked for a month, we were looking forward to seeing the ocean again. (more…)

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Lessons from a Costa Rican Wildlife Guide

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Okay, so Gregor and I are pretty impressed with Costa Rica. After a disappointing month in Nicaragua, we expected to be slightly underwhelmed by the country claimed to be a nature-lover’s paradise. It turns out that Costa Rica is kind of a big deal, especially in the flora and fauna department.

Costa Rica has over 500,000 species of animals, fungi, and plants – that number represents about 4% of the world’s species. (more…)

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