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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 the ruins so they too can see the magic this place possesses. Normally when my […]

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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 manatee get the respect and love they need. Let’s Learn a Bit about Manatee in […]

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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 only do you have non stop wildlife sightings, the park is unlike any other park […]

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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 – University of Guatemala, San Carlos) allows people to join in the release of baby […]

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Florida’s Everglades – The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

If you look at 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 to offer. However, with a two-year-old, I’ll be missing out on all the fun tours […]

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Costa Rica Wildlife – Animal Species Part 2

Welcome to part two of Costa Rica wildlife! This is a list where I share with you information about the different animal species you will find when traveling to this amazing Central American country. If you missed it check out Costa Rica wildlife #1. Here are 12 animal species of Costa Rica Wildlife: 1. Scarlet […]

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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, savannas, humid lowland jungles, cloud forests, and cool highland pine/oak woodlands – just to name […]

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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 richest in Central America and definitely worth seeing. Top 15 Animals From Guatemala Wildlife To […]

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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. The turquoise-browed Motmot is a beautifully colored medium-sized bird that lives from the Yucatan Peninsula […]

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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 Wildlife. Costa Rica Wildlife – 25 Animal Species You Might Find 1. Magnificent Frigate Bird: […]

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13 Black Necked Stilt Facts – Guatemala Wildlife

The Black-necked Stilt is an abundant shorebird of the wetlands and coastlines of the American continent. It is found through Central America and the Caribbean. In Guatemala, they are commonly seen on the southern, or pacific coasts. It is found in habitats such as estuaries, salt ponds, and emergent wetland habitats. So, if you dare […]

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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 in Costa Rica. But there are many others that are just as amazing. One of […]

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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 being destroyed to make way to human development. They can still be seen in southern […]

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10 Cattle Egret Facts – Costa Rica Wildlife

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 the Manuel Antonio National Park. So let’s learn more about them so that you know what you are seeing when you do and can help others traveling with you […]

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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 comes from a bony ridge between the eyes. It gives the appearance of a pair […]

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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. Clay-colored Robins from humid regions are darker than those from dry regions. 2. The plumage […]

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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 Park. This dangerous yet fascinating reptile is waiting for you to solve its mysteries.   […]

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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 of them. White-lipped Peccaries are the big and aggressive brothers of the collared peccary. They […]

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Wildlife Costa Rica – 8 Confessions of White Tailed Deer

White tailed deer are very popular in Central America. In Costa Rica they are commonly seen in the rainforest of Guanacaste. They also live in much of the Central American territory. Here are some of their confessions:   1. The White-Tailed Deer is a long-legged, fast-moving mammal and the smallest members of the North American deer […]

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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 Monkey. White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys are small and inquisitive new world monkeys and the easiest to […]

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