Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica (cont.)

Itinerary for Judson College (subject to revision)

Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica (emphasis on birding)

Contact: Thomas Wilson
Field Study Schedule: Tuesday, April 17 - Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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Day 1: San José. Arrive at San Jose airport; immediately drive to CATIE... The Tropical Agricultual Research and Higher Education Center.
Day 2: CATIE Early morning birding followed by brunch; travel to the Guillemo Campos - small cottage program.
Day 3: CATIE. Activities at CATIE during the morning; depart to Sarapiqui area.; birding at Colonia Virgen del Socorro.
Day 4: Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). Birding and natural history at La Selva
Day 5: Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). Birding at La Selva in morning; leave for Fortuna in afternoon
Day 6: Fortuna... Arenal volcano trip; Hanging Bridges at Arenal Park.; visit to the Baldi Hot Springs and have dinner and bath in the spring.
Day 7: Fortuna. Tour to Caño Negro. Boat trip, lunch included.
Day 8: Monteverde. Transfer Car... Boat across Lake Arenal... horseback up the mountain to Monteverde; Mirado trail ride;overnight at Mirado Lodge. Tour of Monteverde; birding
Day 9: Monteverde. birding at Sendero Bosque Nuboso
Day 10: Monteverde - Natural History and Birding at Monteverde
Day 11: Isla Pajaros - afternoon leave for Manual Antonio.
Day 12: Manuel Antonio - natural history and birding; snorkeling; swimming at beach
Day 13: Manuel Antonio. Walk at the trail into the National Park.
Day 14: Manuel Antonio - . Departure from MA spending the day at Carara Biological Station; leave for San Jose
Day15: San Jose - Departure.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Thomas Wilson