Little Bit of Heaven

Pop Quiz: if you are drinking your morning coffee at first light and you see a Northern Waterthrush, Common Black Hawk, Brown Pelicans and House Wrens, where are you?

Answer: Cabinas Los Cocos at Playa Zancudo, where else?

The waves are calling you, not to mention the River Cruise, for which Los Cocos is justifiably famous. Recent highlights included soaring King Vultures, Grey-lined Hawk, Mangrove Hummingbird and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, photo by Julie Girard Woolley

It is a total bird show there, from the river to the beach to the rice fields (where Red-breasted Meadowlarks, grassquits, seedeaters and Fork-tailed Flycatchers steal the show).

Great Egret, photo by Julie Girard Woolley

Just in case Susan England, boat captain and owner of Los Cocos, decides not to run her boats this coming high season, we had a good run with Captain Erick Chavarria who is not accustomed to birders but did a great job backing up, turning around for better views, etc. His boat is comfortable, he speaks English, is reasonably priced and on WhatsApp at 8638 7712.

River Cruise November 30, 2021

If you need to be reminded about Cabinas Los Cocos, here you go:

Cabin at Los Cocos, photo by Alison Olivieri
Playa Zancudo, photo by Alison Olivieri
Captain Susan and Captain Erick, photo by Alison Olivieri