At the Savegre Mountain Lodge, a pair of Resplendent Quetzals was nesting on the hotel grounds just a short walk from our cabin. The birds took turns excavating a nest hole in a tree. The cavity was large enough that the birds disappeared inside, but about a foot of the male’s tail stuck straight out while he was working. When the male left the nest hole, he suddenly dropped almost straight down, probably to evade pr
Lisa Palmese-Graubard and Lindsay Taulbee, two representatives from Holbrook Global Field Expeditions, will be travelling to the “Windy City” for the National Science Teachers Association Conference on Science Education! This event will be held from March 12 to March 15 in Chicago, IL. We are excited to highlight our professional development programs at this conference. Our professional development programs provide e
Join birding and natural history specialist Paulo Valerio as he reveals the birding hot spots of Costa Rica at Lotusland in Santa Barbara, California. Paulo’s presentation, which will take place at 4 p.m. on March 10, will cover popular spots for birders to view some of Costa Rica’s 878 avian species. As a Costa Rican native, Paulo has great insight to the hottest places to witness the unique birds of his home countr
The following videos were recently shared on YouTube by Giamo Jackson Carter, a young ESL teacher from Kansas City who volunteers at CECOS, better known as the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center. Read more in The Costa Rica Star.
Since February 7th, visitors to the San Diego Natural History Museum can see stunning imagery of birds from every continent by fourteen award-winning wildlife photographers, including Todd Gustafson of Gustafson Photo Safari. Other photographers include Daniel Cox, Arash Hazeghi, Denise Ippolito, Tim Laman, Paul McKenzie, Arthur Morris, Clifford Oliver, Kiran Poonacha, Marie Read, Blake Shaw, David Tipling, Roy Toft,
No butterfly makes a journey quite like the Monarch. These cold-blooded butterflies are unable to survive long winters, so millions of Monarchs migrate south every fall, seeking warmer temperatures. Migration is not uncommon for butterflies and moths; however no butterfly travels as far as the Monarch, which has been known to journey up to three thousand miles. Monarchs begin migrating south during the fall. Monarchs
Macaws are a species of bird that many people around the world obtain as pets. You may know them for repeating their owners’ lines like, “Polly want a cracker?” But, what you may not realize is that many of these birds are held captive and sometimes even abused by their owners. While leading a trip in Costa Rica last winter, Julie Zickefoose visited a macaw and wildlife sanctuary not far from Selva Verde, and she is
It’s Kigali, one of the jewels of Africa. Our flight was Rwanda Express…super easy and landed ahead of schedule. Amos was there to meet us and his smiling face is just one of the many reasons I love this country. The Kigali Serena is another! I got my usual room with a view of the lights sparkling among the hills. The whole group is here and we enjoyed Mongolian stir fry for dinner. Day 1 There really isn’t anything
Holbrook Travel will be attending the NANPA Nature Photography Summit this February in San Diego. Vice President of Development, Pelin Karaca, will be attending with photographer Todd Gustafson. They will be joining other vendors and photographers on February 20 and 21 at the Exhibit and Trade Show which will be held at the San Diego Town and Country Resort Hotel. Todd will be giving two presentations on how to enhan
Learn what it’s like to be a Holbrook guide in Costa Rica from this interview with Yehudi Hernendez! Watch as Yehudi works in the field and explains his love for Costa Rica’s biodiversity as well as his passion for educating visitors to his native country.