wildlife

Wildlife facts and info about animals, reptiles and insects in Central America.

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

Where to Go Wildlife and Bird 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

Guatemala Wildlife – Top 15 Animals to See

Guatemala is a place with many beautiful destinations which are also filled with an amazing amount of exotic species of animals. Its huge forests and mostly untouched mountains hide all sorts of beautiful animals. Guatemala Wildlife is one of the … Continue reading

Guatemala Wildlife – 13 Facts About Turquoise-Browed Motmot

Most people, when they think of Guatemala Wildlife might think about Capuchin Monkeys, sea turtles, and Jaguars. But the country is home to many more species, including tons of colorful bird species.  One of them is the colorful turquoise-browed Motmot. … Continue reading

Costa Rica Wildlife – 25 Spottings to Have

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

If you have ever done the slightest research about traveling to Costa Rica you probably know already that its best attractions is its rich wildlife. Monkeys, crocodiles, sea turtles and sloths are some of the most popular animals to see … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 14 Facts About the Common Black Hawk

Common Black Hawks are successful predatory birds with a mysterious touch. These guys have been developed to hunt in wooded areas. Sadly, the common black hawk is currently extremely endangered. They can be disturbed easily and their habitat is quickly … 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 Guatemala – 13 Thrilling Facts About White Lipped Peccary

Most people think of Guatemala travel as a chance to see cute monkeys. And it is true, you will find them everywhere but there are also tons of other species that you can find. The cute white-lipped peccary is one … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – Top 15 Facts About White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys

If you go hiking in the northern jungle of Guatemala you will be able to see and or listen to tons of monkeys playing over your head. A few monkey species make this place their home including the White-Faced Capuchin … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 16 Squirrel Monkey Facts

These are part of the family of the New World Monkeys and one of the 4 species of monkeys living in Costa Rica. Their full name is Black Crowned Central American Squirrel Monkeys and can be found in the tropical … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 15 Fun Facts About Sloths

I believe most of us have heard about sloths. They are the little guys that always look sleepy who like to hang out in trees and move as slow as possible. These guys are the champions at saving energy in … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 10 Things To Learn About Silky Anteaters

Not many of us know about the silky anteater. These guys live in a range from Southern Mexico to Brazil. In Costa Rica they can be seen in Corcovado National Park This is your chance to get to know them: … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 9 Reasons Why Rats Are So Successful

Brown rats are one of the best known and most common animals in the world. They are the second most successful mammal in the world. In Guatemala just as the rest of Countries of the world they are mostly found … Continue reading