Birding the SW Pacific Coast Region of Costa Rica

Mary Lane and Steve Davis

Mary Lane and Steve Davis have been members of Oklahoma City Audubon for the past 15 years. Before retiring, Mary conducted medical research at the OU Health Sciences Center and Steve administered program evaluations at Oklahoma state agencies. While they both had interests in nature, the environment, birds and other creatures for years before that, they only started more-than-casual, backyard bird watching after joining OCAS.

Besides taking field trips with OCAS members in Oklahoma and surrounding states, in the past 10 years, they have had the opportunity to participate in guided birding trips to Central and South America. In February 2023, they traveled to Costa Rica for the fourth time, visiting the southern Pacific coast, as well as central parts of the country.

Over 900 species of birds have been identified in Costa Rica, including about 50 species of hummingbirds. Mary and Steve saw over 270 of those birds on their 8-day 2023 trip. During their presentation at the May 20 OCAS meeting, they will discuss their experiences and share photos of some of the birds they saw during their time in Costa Rica.

Our meetings are held September through June on the third Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.

Meeting Location:

Our meetings are held at the Will Rogers Garden center, located at the intersection of NW 36th Street and I-44. The Oklahoma City Audubon Society is neither a chapter of, nor affiliated with, the National Audubon Society.

 

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