Ornithology and Avitourism Workshop.
For two days in September, the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa had the pleasure of hosting a workshop on birdwatching in collaboration with the Costa Rica Ornithology Association (Asociación Ornitologica de Costa Rica). In addition to our staff at the hotel, we invited members of the community to join us for one of two, four-hour long workshops providing an introduction into ornithology and the importance of birdwatching. The workshops consisted of a classroom session as well as birding walk, where participants learned how to use binoculars and were among the first to experience birding from the top of our newly completed 28 m. (92 ft.) tall birding tower, The Nest. We would like to sincerely thank the participants for their active engagement in the activities as well as thank Susana García Blanco from the Costa Rica Ornithology Association for leading the workshop.