Category: wildlife

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tikal Guatemala Experience

Tikal Maya Ruins is one of the most special places in the world to my family and me. Why? Because this is where my husband and I met thirteen years ago. Since then we have taken our sons to visit … Continue reading

How to Swim with Manatee – 5 Important Facts To Know Before You Go

To swim with Manatee you first need to understand who and what these docile, social animals are all about. Then you need to learn how to swim with them so that no one gets hurt, frightened and most importantly the … Continue reading

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park – Not Your Typical Park

While visiting Crystal River on Florida’s Nature Coast I kept on bumping into fun info about Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. From what I gathered the park had a lot of opportunities for wildlife sightings. Let me tell you, not … Continue reading

Releasing Baby Turtles – Monterrico, Guatemala

Have you ever had a chance to hold a tiny creature in your hand? Feel it squirm around, move its little legs and hands, tickle the palm of your hand. From September to February, every day, CECON (Conservation Center of Studies … Continue reading

Florida’s Everglades – The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

If you look on the map of Southern Florida, you’ll be amazed as to how large the Everglades really are. It’s been a long dream of mine to visit the park and really sink my teeth into all it has … Continue reading

Bird & Wildlife Watching in Guatemala

Birdwatchers and nature lovers have found their playground in Guatemala. 15% of Guatemala’s land is designated as national parks, national monuments, wildlife sanctuaries and biospheres. Plus, with over 19 different ecosystems: beaches, mangrove swamps, wetlands, flood plains, desert thorn forests, … Continue reading

Tarcoles River American Crocodiles, Costa Rica – Photo Essay

Tarcoles River in Costa Rica is world known for having the most amount of American Crocodiles in the Northern Hemisphere. And the best part you can come up really close! Discover how great this Crocodile Tour in Costa Rica can … Continue reading

15 Wildlife Spottings in Guatemala

Guatemala is a place with many beautiful destinations which are also filled with and amazing amount of exotic species of animals. Here is a list with some of the most popular animals of this beautiful Central American country: Find the … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 10 Things You Should Know About Turquoise-Browed Motmot

The turquoise-browed Motmot is a beautifully colored medium sized bird that lives from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico down to Costa Rica. It is quite common in Central America. In fact El Salvador and Nicaragua made it their national bird. … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 8 Truths About Green Herons

The Green Heron is a small bird (44 cm.) that likes to stalk it’s pray. Native populations can be found all over Costa Rica as well as in most of Central America. They are quite common in habitats that go … Continue reading

25 Wildlife Spottings in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and there is no way that I can name every animal there is. So I decided to do a list of the most representative animals from Costa Rica’s … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 11 Facts About the Black Necked Stilt

The Black-necked Stilt is an abundant shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. It is found through Central America and the Caribbean. In Guatemala they are commonly seen in the southern coasts. It is found in habitats such as estuarines, salt … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 10 Interesting Facts About Magnificent Frigate Bird

The frigate birds are a family of seabirds and are also called frigate pelicans. It can be found breeding along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and in the Corcovado National Park.   1. They have long wings, tails and … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 9 Mysteries of Black Hawks Revealed

Common Black Hawks are successful predatory birds with a mysterious touch. In Guatemala it can be found around the Caribbean coasts. Here is some information about them.   1. The Common Black Hawk feeds mainly on crabs, but also eats small … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 8 Facts About Cattle Egret

The Cattle Egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron. These guys are found all over Central America and in Costa Rica they can be found in theManuel Antonio National Park.   1. The Cattle Egret feeds on a wide range … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 8 Reasons Why Spectacled Caimans are so Successful

Al though they are one of the smallest crocodilian species these guys are fierce predators. In Guatemala it can be found in the northern department of Peten. Here are some interesting facts about them.   1. The species’ common name … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 8 Reasons to Love Clay Colored Robins

The Clay-colored Robin is a small common Middle American bird. In Costa Rica it can be easily found in Manuel Antonio National Park and Cahuita National Park. They are also known for “calling the rain”, find out why.   1. … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 10 Facts About the Brown Basilisk

Brown basilisk are also called the Jesus lizard. They are native to Panama, Belize, northwestern Colombia and Costa Rica. In Guatemala, this species is widespread, found practically anywhere where there is a water source.   1. They usually appear in … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 7 Mysteries of Boa Constrictors

Boa Constrictors live in Central & South America and some islands in the Caribbean. Boa constrictor’s habitat varies widely depending of environmental conditions, from tropical rainforests to arid semi-desert country. In Costa Rica it can be seen in Corcovado National … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 8 Thrilling Facts About White Lipped Peccary

White lipped Peccaries are the big and aggressive brothers of the collared peccary. They live in Central and South America. This species typically prefers dense, humid tropical forests, usually with primary growth, although their habitat include dry savannas and tropical … Continue reading

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