International Whale Shark Day 2015

August 30, 2015 marks the 7th International Whale Shark Day. It’s a day to celebrate the world’s largest fish and to promote conservation for this charismatic ocean giant. We recently…

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Galapagos Big 15

Maybe you’ve heard of Africa’s Big Five (buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion and leopard). The Big Five was coined by big game hunters and refers to the five most difficult species…

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Costa Rica Trip Report – Tortuguero

Though Tortuguero, Costa Rica is primarily known for its turtle season, it offers an abundance of other wildlife watching opportunities. Tortuguero (the name of both the town and the national…

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New Species of Frog Discovered in Costa Rica

A new frog species has recently been discovered in Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountains, a mountain range that lies on the border between Costa Rica and Panama. Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium…

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In Search of Endemics in Colombia

At the end of February, our newest travel consultant Amy Englert got the chance to escape from Colorado's cold weather and visit the remote Chocó department in Colombia.  Chocó is…

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Belize Trip Report – Birding at Caves Branch and Chaa Creek

Located at the southeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America.  Unlike countries nearby (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras), Belize lacks a…

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Seeing Sea Turtles – Akumal Bay, Mexico

In summer, visitors to Akumal, Mexico have the opportunity to observe the complete life cycle of sea turtles from hatching to nesting. During a recent trip, we stayed one night…

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