Sunday, March 24, 2019
Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris) - 24Nov2016
It's beautiful how a short glance at a fairly common bird in unfamiliar environs can be a thrilling experience. In hindsight this sighting was fairly unremarkable, but I still remember the moment years later. Actually I think I generally get more out of these birds because I find them myself and don't typically use guides. I do support locals and generally try and find opportunities to spread the wealth, but there is just something more rewarding for me in finding my own birds. Taken at Arenal Observatory Lodge.