Samay Lagoon Lodge
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... eggs. We saw the tools they use to measure and tag the turtle and the counters they use to count the eggs (up to 120!). We learned about the history of the area and how over the years the area turned around from poaching and selling the sea turtle eggs to a focus on tourism and protection, which has been much more profitable and sustainable.The conservancy and an association of guides, which you need to go out on the beach at night to look for the turtles, have been ...
... Janet and I woke up early to catch a photo of a Caribbean sunrise. It was a bit cloudy but interesting enough. After breakfast we got back in the boat for the return to Cano Blanco, and we were lucky to see a baby anhinga sitting in its nest with its mom watching over. Anhingas are the birds you see that dry their wings in the sun like a cormorant.
... We hung out there for a while then entered the park for a 1.5hr self guided walk around one of the many trails. We were only a few metres in when we came across a group of "birders" with their cameras and binoculars out looking at something up in the trees. It was a Resplendent Quetzal bird which was absolutely beautiful and the reason a lot of people come to Monteverde and we were one of the few people lucky enough to see one! I got a couple of photos with my little ...
... giant spider! Soon after we were told we could head back to the beach as there was another turtle building her nest. Thankfully she decided to stay and we got closer just as she was laying her eggs! It was so cool to see!! Turtles lay around 80-120 eggs at a time but quite often only a small
number survive due to predators or hunter finding the nests. On our way back to town we spotted some baby turtles whose nest was too close to town and so with the lights and everything ...
We took a walk into the jungle today. We saw another sloth, boa constrictor snake, spider monkies, howler monkies and around 20 toucans. We also saw several other bird species. Had a tour of the Tortuguero canals. Saw many species including iguanas, bats, white faced monkies and several bird species such as the Tiger Egrid. This is truly a magical ...
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