Costa Rica is not only beautiful for its great natural landscapes; it is also beautiful for the huge variety of wildlife living here. The country is considered one of the 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. One of the interesting kind of birds found is Costa Rica are the owls; there are 17 species of owls (them) around the country, but these are not always easy to see.
It is interesting to see how some of these species of owls have changed its traditional habitat for another one and we want to mention three of these species:
The Llanera owl (Athenecunicularia) is one species that has lived in the country for a long time; it was seen for the first time in 1900, near the Irazu volcano in Cartago province. However, this owl was not seen again and took too much time to have records of its presence, this time the owl was seen in a different province, Guanacaste. It means that this species of owl emigrated from the highlands of Cartago to the lowlands of Guanacaste.
Other species such as Sorococa (Megascopscooperi) also moved to other parts of the country, this species has being moving into the same area, the North Pacific (Guanacaste), however, in June this year it was saw for the first time in Cano Negro, in the northern region, close to the Caribbean side of the country. The neotropical owl (Megascopscholiba) has similar behavior, it was seen in June 2012, in Bijagua, Alajuela.
The reason why these birds are living now in places, different than the traditional ones is not clear and needs a formal research to find it out but, something is true, this country is blessed with many different species of animals, birds and flora and you can try to find some of those species visiting the variety of forests the country has, such as rain forest, cloud forest and dry forest and Adventure in Costa Rica can assist you to arrange all the services you need to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica.
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