Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Two male Green-winged Teal (Anas creca) were seen at the Lagunas Catfish Farm ponds along the highway to Playas del Coco, Guanacaste on Feb.15. They were in amongst some 1500 Blue-winged Teal (A.discors). Also of note and seen there during the same visit were 5 female N.Shoveler (A.clypeata), 1 female N.Pintail (A.acuta), 31 Am.Coot (Fulica americana) and 5 S.Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis). Most of the ducks were in the inner ponds that can't be seen from the highway. However, you can ask for permission to enter if you stop in at the restaurant and talk to the owner Rob Willis. He has been very hospitable to birders and so far asks only that you patronize the restaurant. I had the catfish fish and chips and they really hit the spot.