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Conservation Birding Trip to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
February 9, 2014 - February 14, 2014$500
Are you interested in exploring one of the wildest and most diverse places in Central America? The Osa Peninsula is home to one of only four tropical fjords on the planet, the most significant wetland ecosystem and mangrove forests of Central America, the largest remaining tract of lowland rainforest in Pacific Mesoamerica, 2-3% of Earth’s flora found nowhere else in the world, 323 endemic species of plants and vertebrates, the largest population of scarlet macaws in Central America, more than 4,000 vascular plants, more than 10,000 insects, more than 700 tree species, 463 species of birds, 140 mammals including 25 species of dolphins and the only place on the globe where northern and southern populations of humpback whales meet.
The Osa is also an extremely important place for protecting wintering habitat for Wisconsin’s neotropical migrant birds. More than 55 species of “our” local Wisconsin migrants call the Osa home for six months of the year. Organizations like The Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin DNR, WBCI, and people like you who care about pristine places are working with Osa Conservation (Costa Rican nonprofit organization) to protect wintering habitat on the Osa because it is the best and last remaining place in Central America where large blocks of tropical rainforest can still be protected.
Want to visit the Osa Peninsula in person? Contact Joe Henry and he will explain how. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see firsthand this wild and untamed land.