The Night Tour with Tracie

"The Bug Lady"

Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Discover the hidden treasures of Drake Bay,  Costa Rica with Tracie "The Bug Lady" .

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There are more species of insects in one tropical tree than there are in the entire state of Vermont.


 

 

Costa Rica Wildlife Field Guides

If you are interested in learning more about Costa Rica's diverse wildlife, we highly recommend purchasing a field guide for your holiday. Having a field guide during your travels will help you easily identify even cryptic species and provide you with insights into their natural history. I highly recommend these resources as they will be a valuable source of information during your travels.

We currently have three field guides for sale which focus on the animals of Costa Rica. These books are published through Zona Tropical/Cornell University Press, the gold standard for Costa Rica field guides, and they all contain a wealth of knowledge.

We are selling each book for $30. If you would like to purchase two titles we can offer you a rate price of $50 for both books. If you would like to purchase all three books we can offer you a rate price $75. Let us know if you would like any of the books so that we can set aside your copies and bring them to you the night of the tour.

Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica

I am so happy to offer you my new book Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica, which I coauthored with Fiona Reid. Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica is the first guide to provide comprehensive coverage of every currently known terrestrial and aquatic mammal species found in Costa Rica.

The guide features:

• 60 plates with full-color illustrations of every known mammal species and over 100 color photographs

• An illustrated introduction covering the history of mammalogy in Costa Rica, how to find mammals, and more

• Up-to-date species accounts, range maps, and natural history vignettes

We are offering my new book Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica for a rate of $30 per copy.

Please let me know if you would like a dedicated copy of the "Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica" and I would be more than happy to do that for you.

You can follow this link for more information on this book.

Sample pages from Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica!

 
Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica

We also have Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica by Paul Hanson, Kenji Nishida and Ángel Solís available for $30 per copy.  Tracie Stice was selected to write the foreword for this informative book.

 Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica highlights a collection of insects which travelers are likely to encounter while travelling in Costa Rica. It features stunning photographs, distribution maps and insightful information about the insects included in the book.

You can follow this link for more information on Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica.

Pocket Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

For those herpetology enthusiasts out there, we also have the brand-new publication Pocket Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica by Twan Leenders available for $30 per copy. This compact book covers every amphibian and reptile species in the country.

The guide features:

• 136 color plates with more than 700 photographs

• 48 black-and-white scientific illustrations

• Up-to-date species accounts and color coded range maps


You can follow this link for more information on Pocket Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica.

Mammals of the Osa Peninsula

An Introduction to the Most Common Species

 

Central American Spider Monkey, Atales geoffroyi, from Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Central American Spider Monkey - Ateles geoffroyi


 

We self-published the photography based book Mammals of the Osa Peninsula: An Introduction to the Most Common Species during the 2020 Covid shutdown. It is a wonderful introduction the mammals of the Osa Peninsula. The book is available for purchase through Blurb. A link to their website as well as a preview of the book is included at the bottom of the page.

 

The Osa Peninsula is widely considered one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. It is home to half of Costa Rica's plant and animal species and Costa Rica harbors approximately 5% of the world's bio-diversity.

 

Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Tent making bats are commonly encountered in Drake Bay.

Thomas' Fruit-eating Bats - Dermanura watsoni

 

Delve into this fascinating world and discover some of the Osa Peninsula's most iconic mammal species.

Mammals of the Osa Peninsula offers readers a glipse into the often secretive lives of some of the most iconic mammals of the region. They are brought to life by over 150 photographs and insights into their fascinating natural histories.

 

Bairds's tapir - Tapirus bairdii

 

This 192 page publication includes more than 150 photographs, including 50 spectacular cetacean photos shot by local expert Sierra Goodman.

Visit Sierra's website at www.divinedolphin.com to learn more about her and to join her for a day out on the water. Her dolphin and whale excursions can not be missed!

You can preview the first 40 pages of Mammals of the Osa Peninsula here:

 


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