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Palo Verde National Park on the banks of the Rio Tempisque is one of the best wildlife and bird watching spots in Costa Rica. The remote wetland sanctuary harbors one of Central America’s largest concentration of aquatic birds and is the most important migratory bird site of the Mesoamerican Pacific.
Towards the end of the rainy season Palo Verde is home to at least 250,000 birds. For birdwatching however dry season (January through April) is the best time to visit the reserve because waters largely subside and the park’s many birds cluster by the remaining marshes and waterholes.
On one of our trips to Palo Verde, this black eagle was putting on quite a show for us. Apparently, he saw a nice little morsel so he swooped down, snatched it up and returned to his branch to enjoy the tasty treat.
For more birds, be sure to check out this video I did on one of our visits to Palo Verde.