San Vito Bird Club: Big Sit Sunday!***Observación de aves por silla, domingo!

Please join Jo Davidson and the San Vito Bird Club for a new type of birding event.

Rather than a Sunday Bird Walk, we’re having a Sunday Bird Big Sit.   What is a big sit?  Normally, we hike about looking for birds.  With a big sit, we stay in one place and look for the bird species that come to us!

When?  Sunday, May 28th from 7:30am to 9:30am.

Where?  Meet on the Las Cruces OTS (Wilson Garden) terrace (just outside the comedor).

What Else?  Binoculars and field guides available for use.  Bring a simple boca if you like.  Coffee, water and tea available.

(Jo Davidson: photo courtesy of Helen LeVasseur)

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No SVBC Bird Walk This Week/Caminata de aves este semana–no hay

Our regularly scheduled San Vito Bird Club bird walk is NOT happening this Sunday, May 7th.  We apologize.  Are you interested in LEADING the next bird walk on May 21st? If so, contact me at  But hey…get out there and do a relaxing bird walk on your own!


Lo siento amigos y miembros pero la caminata de aves regular del Club de Aves de San Vito no va a pasar este semana.  Si quire ser la GUIA por la proxima caminata, enviame un correa electronico…  Pero OYE, distruta una caminata de aves relajante!


Special Event Walk at Las Cruces (Wilson Garden): Sunday, April 23–Caminata especial a Las Cruces (Jardin Wilson): domingo, abril 23

Please join Greg Nace, Horticulturist at the Wilson Botanical Garden for a Special Event Walk.  Greg will share his profound knowledge of plants, gardening and tropical ecology with participants.  He will also share his upcoming plans for changes at Wilson.
Since the plants are equally active throughout the daylight hours (unlike the birds), we have changed the start time:
  • Meet at Recepcion at 10:00am on Sunday, April 23rd.
  • Binoculars will be available if needed.
We might even see some birds! 

Next Bird Walk: Sunday, April 9–Proximo caminata de aves: domingo, abril 9

Please join Alison Olivieri and the San Vito Bird Club at our next bird walk:

  • Sunday, April 9 at 7:30am.  Meet at Recepcion.
  • Wilson Botanical Garden/Las Cruces Biological Station
  • Binoculars and field guides available.


Por favor unete Alison Olivieri y el Club de Aves de San Vito por el proximo caminata de aves:

  • Abril 9, domingo–7:30am.  Reunirse a la Recepcion.
  • Jardin Wilson/Las Cruces
  • Tenemos binoculares y guias.

(Photo courtesy of Alison Olivieri)

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Next SVBC Bird Walk: Sunday, March 19th/Proximo caminata de aves: 19 de marzo, domingo

Please join me, Greg Homer, and the San Vito Bird Club for a walk through the San Joaquin wetlands near the San Vito airstrip.  The VERY rare and endemic Masked (Chiriqui) Yellowthroat has been quite active lately near the lake.  No guarantees but, as always, we hope to see and hear this bird.  Other waterbirds are often found at San Joaquin along with a nice variety of terrestrial birds.

  • If you know how to get to the San Joaquin wetlands, meet there at 7:30am.
  • If you do not know how to get there, meet at the top of the gravel road that goes down to Sabalito close to Finca Cantaros at 7:15am.  You may follow me there.
  • Please try to carpool.  I can take five in my car; email me ( if you need a ride.  I’ll be leaving at 7:00am.
  • There is a small access fee to walk the San Joaquin wetlands of c1000.
  • As always, binoculars are available.

Hope to see you there.

Quiz Bird, photo by Jeff Worman

Next Bird Walk: Sunday, Feb 26 (El Tangaral)/Proximo caminata de aves:26 de febrero, domingo (El Tangaral)

Please join Greg Homer and the San Vito Bird Club for a guided bird walk at Finca El Tangaral on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 7:30am to 10am.  Parking is available to the right just inside the gate.  Following the walk, please join us for coffee and cake and a brief tutorial: ‘Pigeons and Doves of Coto Brus–Song Identification’.  Binoculars available as needed.


Por favor unete Greg Homer y el Club de Aves de San Vito por una caminata a Finca El Tangaral; febrero 26 (domingo) de 7:30am a 10am.  Ustedes puedan aparcar sus coches a la direcha de los portones.  Despues la caminata tenemos un tutorial: ‘Palomas de Coto Brus–Como identificar por sus canciones’.  Tambien, cafe y pasteles.  Como siempre, tenemos binoculares si es necessario.

(photo courtesy of Harry Hull)


SVBC Bird Walks: Change to Sundays!/Caminatas del Club de Aves de San Vito: ¡Cambio a domingos!

San Vito Bird Club bird walks are changing from Saturday mornings to Sunday mornings. This change is to accommodate the every increasing popularity of our wonderful San Vito Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. Our next walk is SUNDAY, Dec. 4th at the Wilson Botanical Garden (Las Cruces).

Please join us for this, hopefully dry and sunny, bird walk. Following the walk we will be collecting your 2017 SVBC dues. Dues have not been increased for several years but this year they are going up, slightly. The new membership fees are:

  • International dues: $20 individual/$40 family.
  • Resident dues: $25 individual/$50 family.

You may also pay your dues from the PayPal button below.

We also have some exciting new San Vito Bird Club merchandise you can order!

  • T-shirts
  • Coffee mugs
  • Caps and more

We look forward to seeing you at our new Sunday bird walk—Dec. 4th.   And don’t forget to take home your FREE-FREE-FREE San Vito Bird Club window sticker.


Las caminatas del Club de Aves de San Vito pasan de sábados en la mañana a los domingos en la mañana. Este cambio es para ajustarnos a la creciente popularidad de nuestra Feria del Agricultor los sábados en la mañana en San Vito. Nuestra próxima caminata es el DOMINGO 4 de diciembre en el Jardín Botánico Wilson (Las Cruces).

Por favor acompáñenos en esta, ojalá seca y soleada, caminata para pajarear. Después de la caminata, recolectaremos las cuotas de membresía del SVBC de 2017. El costo de la membresía no ha incrementado por varios años, pero este año será un poco mayor. Los nuevos costos de membresía son:

  • Membresía para visitantes internacionales: $20 por individuo / $40 por familia
  • Membresía para residentes: $25 por individuo / $50 por familia

Usted puede también cancelar su membresía desde el botón de PayPal abajo.

¡También tenemos noticias emocionantes sobre mercadería del Club de Aves de San Vito que usted puede ordenar!

  • Camisetas
  • Tazas para café
  • Gorras y más

Esperamos verles en nuestra nueva caminata para pajarear – el domingo 4 de diciembre. No olvide llevarse a casa su pegatina del Club de Pájaros de San Vito GRATIS-GRATIS-GRATIS.