Birds in Costa Rica

12 May 2012 Birds in Costa Rica

birdsIn this sound-rich excerpt from “Pura Vida,” conservationists in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, take us right into the rain forest to listen for birds.

First aired: Spring Semester, 2012 ·




Tribreasted rim. He’s actually responding, can you listen to?

People like the colorful birds, they like the difficult ones. The brown ones, they have loud mating calls. 

I feed them at home for toucans and other birds. So I give them papayas and bananas every morning. I sit in the dining room and I have breakfast. If I don’t feed them once, they get into the kitchen, searching for food. 

Well, what I’m seeing is huge climate change, this is affecting whole species of birds. Like when I was a kid, I used to go to the trail and see many, many birds. Now just a few of them, and that is because there is not enough food for them.

I don’t mind myself being in armchair, in my backyard, watching the live passage of.. No, I will be with my binoculars, birdwatching.