Sloths, Monkeys and Iguanas
Trip Start Dec 29, 2012
97Trip End Aug 15, 2013
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At the entrance to the park we stopped in a big field and Dago was setting his telescope up and we had close up views of lots of different birds. We saw Green Parakeets, Baltimore Orioles, Turkey Vultures, Pale Vented Pigeons, Kiskadees, Woodpeckers, Toucan, Clay Coloured Thrush (Costa Rica's national bird), a few Chestnut-Manibled Toucans and a few others that I can't remember! Dago became very excited when he saw the toucans as they apparently are rare in the area. We have since seen a few around our villa too! Villa Titi should be renamed Villa Toucan as we have yet to see any Titi monkeys at all!
Entering the park along with tens of dozens of other tourists, Dago held us back so we wouldn't be surrounded by people. We then saw some Howler Monkeys chasing one another in the trees and a few black iguanas. Caleb woke up this morning ill (he's been feverish off and on for a few days, but we already booked our outing, so we dragged him along with us) and after a little while hiking and watching, Grandma took him the rest of the way to the beach to have a snooze with Dago's sister who was meeting us later with pineapple and burritos. So Aiden, Jim and myself took the slow walk and saw three and two toed sloths - one with a baby, who was not cooperating for the camera.
We saw several types of Iguanas and lizards - ask Aiden the difference between the two and he'll talk your ear off! We saw a cool Golden Orb Spider!
We finished off our day at the park with a swim at one it's many beaches. The water was much calmer than the main beach we have been frequenting. The boys were not impressed!