Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica (cont.)

Birding on the Osa peninsula

We traveled to the southwestern Pacific Osa peninsula to see macaws and lowland birds. The rainy season caught up with us and we were planted in the mud.
Ray Wilson points out a new bird to Doris
Wet season birding in Costa Rica
Washing the mud from out boots
The wet season in Osa begins in early May. The birds and other animals enjoy the rains. We were glad to experience a first-class tropical downpour.
CATIE Administration building
Thomas Wilson discusses Judson College students visiting CATIE with Director Gerneral  Dr. Pedro Ferreira.
Dr. Pedro Ferreira and CATIE Board of Directors President, Dr.  Richard Rortvedt, present Thomas Wilson with a copy of Bird of the Highlands. Our group visited CATIE Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center and discussed establishing a Study Abroad program for Judson College students. Director General Pedro Ferreira presented Dr. Wilson a copy of the "Bird of the Highlands."

Board of Directors President, Dr. Richard F. Rortvedt, joined in the meeting and extended a warm welcome to us and to Judson College.
CATIEdining hall
CATIE dorm room
Fishing in Costa Rica... Fun on the Water
Ray Wilson with trophy male rainbow bass from Lake Arenal Thomas Wilson with a female rainbow bass
Thomas Wilson with a 120 lb sailfish from Osa peninsula
Thomas holding Ray in the boat
Fishing in Costa Rica is great. Rainbow Bass in Lake Arenal are caught on largemouth bass gear. Bill fishing in Golfo Dulce area - Golfito, which is a large Pacific Ocean bay near Panama, is a world famous outdoor adventure.

Fishing and birding are very compatible sports. We saw Brown Boobies at sea and many exciting birds in the rainforest. What a life!
Ray Wilson with a 130 lb sailfish
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Dr. Thomas Wilson