Stepping on to Whidbey Island is to follow in the steps of Capt. Vancouver and Lt. Puget. The island itself is named after the Sailing Master Joseph Whidbey.
Compared to the other shorebirds on Jaco Beach that morning this Whimbrel seemed enormous, and yet he had the coordination of a ballerina.
It may be one of Costa Rica’s smallest National Parks, but what it lacks in size it more then makes up for in wildlife diversity.
Another one of Costa Rica’s colorful butterflies is the Postman Butterfly. We saw them on a frequent basis around our villa. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
While staying in the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica, we were walking back to the hotel when we heard this incredible bird song emanating from a dense tree. It was full of colorful Blue-Gray Tanager singing their hearts out.
Port Crescent’s prosperity and future, like so many others on the Olympic Peninsula, was depended on the placement of the tidal exodus of the railroad terminus rumored to built on the peninsula.
Every morning we’d hear a Roufous-naped Wren outside our villa. He liked to sit on the power line and sing his heart out, I’m assuming he was hopeful for a mate, but maybe he just enjoyed hearing himself.
The first time we saw one of these incredibly bright butterflies both Theresa and I thought it must be a tropical bird.
How quickly we replaced the warm humid climate of Costa Rica’s tropical rain forest with the cold humid climate of the Olympic Peninsula’s temperate rain forest.
Jaco Beach is known for its nightlight but the area is full of wildlife as well. This Spotted Sandpiper was just one of the many birds we spotted while relaxing on the shoreline.