Bosque Del Cabo in Feb 09

Jun 30th, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Davy,

You are on! We have never seen a Tapir and would love too. I don't think they are spotted very often there but you never know until you try.

Look forward to meeting you.
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Jul 1st, 2008, 05:29 AM
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For what it's worth, someone who has been going to BdC for many years told me last July that tapirs are often found at water's edge. I'm thinking that below the suspension bridge might be a good spotting area.
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Jul 1st, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Would love to see one – do you think there’s any chance we would see one in February?
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 04:13 AM
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I don't think sightings are common. Maybe less that pumas--but I may be wrong.
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 10:46 AM
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I also think that Tapir sightings are uncommon, but their footprints aren't nearly as rare. I recall that footprints have been sighted near the banana plants at the far end of the Titi Trail and around the pond at the low end of the Tropical Garden, down the slope from the Pavillion. The pond area is damp and very close to a deep creekbed on the nearby trail. We spent a couple of hours on the upper level of the Pavillion, telephoto lens ready, but no Tapir appeared. No people either. Some of them (Tapirs) wear electronics that allow their location to be traced. Wow, maybe my cell phone will pick one up!
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM
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I love that pond. Between the frogs and cooperative water walking Basilisks, there is always something to see. A Tapir would be the icing on the cake.

Last time we were there in February it didn't rain at all. Maybe a little rain this time will bring some of the more elusive creatures out. At least, we can hope for that.
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Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:11 AM
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I think that part of the reason that tapir are seldom seen is that they are nocturnal.

When I was in the jungle in Peru a few years ago, I was awoken by a load rukus in the middle of the night. I grabbed a light and went outside to see two large tapir apparently fighting. They kept up for about twenty minutes and then went separate ways, with one heading towards the river and the other towards the jungle.

You might have luck spotting them on a night hike.
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Jan 10th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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We are going to be at the BDC staying in the Mariposa on Feb 5,6 and 7th before heading out to Arenal for 4 nights EDH. This will be our 1st trip to CR and so looking forward to it.
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Jan 10th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Mariposa is a very nice cabin; you'll get a bathtub too.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Tucan,

We are supposed to have Mariposa just before you get it. We promise not to leave a ring around the bathtub. BTW, it looks like a tub you can't scoot around in, being mosaic (well, broken tile anyway).
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Jan 11th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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You will love the tub though, it's huge! What's even more fun is taking a bath and having a troop of monkeys (you're right up against the treeline) staring at you, and making noises that sure sounded like shrieks of laughter.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Tully are they laughing before or after you get in? Kinkazote I thought I was reading your other post right and was going to make sure you take any snakes or other friends you make with you. You can leave the monkeys I need to have an alarm clock to get the most out of my day and time at the BDC. Thanks for keeping it clean for us and enjoy as well.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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We stayed in Tucan, which also has a bathtub. I loved it. When we were there, the guys in Mariposa were using the tub to store their cans of beer!
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Jan 15th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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Hi all,

I used to be EDH_Traveler but discontinued that name.

Kinkazote and Tucan, I am sure that we will run into you at the bar. You can't miss me, I will be the tall dude lugging the camera and tripod around...

Alan
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Jan 16th, 2009, 04:05 AM
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ATH, WOW! Those are absolutely gorgeous pictures. Chan Chich was one of the destinations we've been considering for a future trip (probably next winter) and now that I've seen your photos, I'm pretty sure it will be the next destination of choice. Thanks for sharing.

We'll miss you at BdC as we will be there March 7th-12th but hopefully, I'll get to see some of your pics before I leave.
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Jan 17th, 2009, 02:09 PM
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We will be there as well, from the 12th to the 15th of Feb.

See ya
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Jan 18th, 2009, 04:05 AM
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Hi RHR!
Which cabin are you staying in? We will be staying in Tucan, and will be at Bosque at exactly the same time as you. 23 more sleeps until we leave!!
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Jan 18th, 2009, 08:35 AM
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atdahl - You took some great picture in Belize and might have to have a drink at the bar and discuss photography, etc when we are there at same time - neighbor. We were considering Belize until we picked CR over it for this go round.

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Jan 19th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Tucan,

We will definitely be at the bar every night. It is a great way to catch up on what others saw during the day. So, do stop by so we can chat. It's hard to beat a cold one after a long day of wildlife watching.

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Jan 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM
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We will be in Mariposa for our 4th Consecutive year.
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