Tico Tales: An Extra-Ordinary Bird

Clay-colored thrush, the national bird of Costa Rica

High in the hills of the southern zone of Costa Rica, sights, sounds, and scents can be overwhelming at times. I came here to spend a month focused on researching and writing, naively believing a quiet house in the hills with only a lumpy dirt road for access would provide the solitude and peace I had been seeking. Yes––I have found both qualities in abundance, but what I wasn’t expecting was a continuous parade of colorful…