Rio Tarcoles

Picked up the bikers in San José January 2 in the afternoon, but we began the day in Carara and the adjacent mountains.
A Scarlet Macaw couple in the entrance hall to their home.
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan.
The following day (yesterday), we all went on a boat trip on the Tarcoles river, which is bordering the Carara National Park. We saw an amaizing number of herons, egrets, other birds and lots of American Crocodiles.

Boat-billed Night-Heron.
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron.
Go to the Costa Rica photo folder to see more birds.

We kept the eye open for lurking reptiles! 
The crocs were large, eager and hungry. 
The boat driver volunteered his right arm.
– He did make it back in one piece, though.
This very morning, during our breakfast on the porch, this Macaw flew by in all its glory.

Our internet connection is dicey, so expect only sporadic blog updates, – until further notice.