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Caño Negro National Refuge, Costa Rica

Another lifer for me. We were birding along the road to the village of Caño Negro and a driver of a van showed us this bird. Thx my friend. The last few weeks I saw many lifers, good for my statistics.

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This Nicaraguan Seed-Finch was a special treat during our March visit to Costa Rica. We stopped along the road to Cano Negro to look at some other birds and this impressive male popped up and gave us a nice look. I remember seeing a photo of one before my first ever visit to Costa Rica and being so impressed that it was at the top of my list of want to see birds.

 

Oryzoborus nuttingi

 

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im Hintergrund der aktive Vulkan Masaya

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The Nicaraguan Grackle is one of the highly sought after species that can be found in the Cano Negro area so we always make sure to keep our eyes open for them when we are in the area. We had some luck earlier this month when our eagle-eyed boat captain spotted this male singing away from the top of some trees along the Rio Frio. This bird is special because it has such a small range which is from western Nicaragua to northern Costa Rica.

 

We will be doing this trip again next spring, if you think you might be interested more information is available here: www.texastargetbirds.com/group-photo-trips/2018-costa-ric...

  

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Quiscalus nicaraguensis

 

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This Nicaraguan Grackle was one of several that we saw on our March visit to Costa Rica. We encountered them during our visit to Cano Negro, a large wetlands on the Nicaraguan border.

 

Quiscalus nicaraguensis

 

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I spent several days in Nicaragua in early February. I saw several Snowy Egrets every day near the beach. This one was hunting (and dancing) in a small fresh water stream a few feet from where it entered the ocean. The reflections from the nearby palm trees and the egret itself caught my eye.

The Mombacho Volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes in Nicaragua. It has four craters. All of the craters are covered with cloud forest. This type of forest is only found on one other spot in the Pacific, and that is on the Maderas Volcano in Ometepe.

 

On the Mombacho volcano, you can walk around one of the craters, or hike around several craters. Besides lots of different trees and plants that thrive because of the cloud forests humidity you can also observe howler and white face monkeys, as well as snakes, deer, reptiles, birds, and insects. There are several endemic species living on the Mombacho.

 

You can read my review on Tripadvisor here.

A different view point of a shot posted last year of a Nicaraguan Glasswing Butterfly. The name, if not self explanatory, comes from the bulk of their wings being entirely transparent.

 

More info on them here...

www.ehow.com/facts_5313807_glasswing-butterfly-habitat.html

The Mombacho Volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes in Nicaragua. It has four craters. All of the craters are covered with cloud forest. This type of forest is only found on one other spot in the Pacific, and that is on the Maderas Volcano in Ometepe.

 

On the Mombacho volcano, you can walk around one of the craters, or hike around several craters. Besides lots of different trees and plants that thrive because of the cloud forests humidity you can also observe howler and white face monkeys, as well as snakes, deer, reptiles, birds, and insects. There are several endemic species living on the Mombacho.

 

You can read my review on Tripadvisor here.

El Jaguar Nature Reserve

Nicaragua

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The 438-square-kilometer strip between Nicaragua’s southern border and Lake Cocibolca is a protected wetlands and wildlife reserve replete with myriad species of animals and inhabited by some 1,700 fishermen and subsistence farmers in 11 small communities. The locals are descendants of the Zapote and Guatuzo (or Maleku) peoples as well as the mestizos who arrived in the late 19th century to cultivate rubber.

 

The Ecological Center Los Guatuzos is located within the Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, in the Municipality of San Carlos, Rio San Juan. The refuge has rivers and trails where you can discover the lush flora and fauna. In this place, nature and economical activities developed by the community are connected.

 

With your visit you will contribute to the conservation of the protected area and the development of the community.

 

You can read my review on Tripadvisor here.

Baile Tradicional: Leon, Nicaragua

some surfers walk on a lonesome beach..

volcano island Ometepe in Nicaragua

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In 2017, I had the privilege of going on a mission trip to the villages of Nicaragua where I became inspired by the culture, the environment, and the architecture of the village houses. I began building this in the fall of 2017, finished it in the summer of 2018, and then I let it sit for over a year before I took any pictures of it (the dust should give it a nice look). Glad I could finally get this posted.

 

As of right now, I'm in my first year of college, which means I've entered the dreaded "dark age." Time and other interests, as my interest for Lego has dwindled over the years, have and will prevent me from building for a while, but I hope to be able to return to the brick in the near(ish) future as I am continually inspired by other builders and the world around me-- and I kind of miss it.

 

Until then, Leg godt! and God Bless!

The Mombacho Volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes in Nicaragua. It has four craters. All of the craters are covered with cloud forest. This type of forest is only found on one other spot in the Pacific, and that is on the Maderas Volcano in Ometepe.

 

On the Mombacho volcano, you can walk around one of the craters, or hike around several craters. Besides lots of different trees and plants that thrive because of the cloud forests humidity you can also observe howler and white face monkeys, as well as snakes, deer, reptiles, birds, and insects. There are several endemic species living on the Mombacho.

 

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I spent several days in Nicaragua in early February. While at Montelimar Beach Resort I made an effort to capture the sunset each night. On this night there was nary a cloud in the sky, but that allowed the rich glow from the setting sun to illuminate the horizon and the ocean as well.

To see more photos from Nicaragua (not seen in my Photostream), you are welcomed to browse this album:

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Most restaurants in Nicaragua are open-air (just a roof). While dining in such a restaurant near Masaya I noticed a bit of a commotion several feet from our table; I was told some kind of animal had been spotted in the roof rafters. The waiters had seen me with my camera so they called for me to come take a picture. At first I just saw one, but a few seconds later another appeared. I'd never seen critters like that before, but they certainly looked more creepy than cute to me. An internet search later revealed they were Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupines. They had probably wandered up from the adjacent lagoon.

I spent several days in Nicaragua in early February. While at the Montelimar Beach Resort I saw lots of pelicans. They hunted several hours a day, right up until sunset. I could barely see this flock when they flew through this sunset scene.

this is the office of FundArte...they provide art supplies every weekend to any child who arrives for free...children who consistently attend these events are invited to help paint a mural in town...the town has hundreds of these murals (see other photos)

There were thousands of dragonflies but they never landed for me to get a decent shot. Luckily, the Snowy Egret and the reflections were more accommodating.

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Valeriano, a 100+ year old Nicaraguan farmer

Granada, the oldest Spanish-built city in the isthmus, was once the jewel of Central America. Major restoration and repainting of the town in pastel colours mean Granada is now one of the most attractive town in Nicaragua.

The Mombacho Volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes in Nicaragua. It has four craters. All of the craters are covered with cloud forest. This type of forest is only found on one other spot in the Pacific, and that is on the Maderas Volcano in Ometepe.

 

On the Mombacho volcano, you can walk around one of the craters, or hike around several craters. Besides lots of different trees and plants that thrive because of the cloud forests humidity you can also observe howler and white face monkeys, as well as snakes, deer, reptiles, birds, and insects. There are several endemic species living on the Mombacho.

 

You can read my review on Tripadvisor here.

 

There's a beautiful stretch of beach at the Montelimar Beach Resort; it's accented by some volcanic outcrops on one end of the property. At low tide these outcrops are fully exposed and accessible.

To see more photos from Nicaragua (not seen in my Photostream), you are welcomed to browse this album:

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island of ometepe

Ladies working on in the food market in Nicaragua.

Church The Recollection Colonial Town of Leon .

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