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February 2020

February is one of San Gerardo´s most exciting months, as this is when the Chirripó Race occurs each year.  The race weekend is accompanied by many festivities, along with the sale of food prepared by the local community.  Cloudbridge´s researchers, … Continue reading

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January 2020

At Cloudbridge, we started off the new year (and new decade) right with two weeks of inspiring visits from 11th and 12th graders from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science. This study abroad program, coordinated through Western Kentucky University, … Continue reading

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December 2019

December has been a lively month at Cloudbridge. On Christmas Day, we gathered for an afternoon of festivities, including a highly competitive game of croquet, pictured above. We also shared international foods in a community potluck. Here, our bird intern Amauta … Continue reading

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November 2019

Two male White-crested Coquettes having a territorial dispute.  Photo credit: Laura Hulbert October went out with a bang with our Halloween party, held on the Day of the Dead.  After the party, we had to gather our strength at the … Continue reading

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October 2019

October has been another fun and exciting month here at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve.    As many of you know, October can be a rainy time of year in our part of Costa Rica, but this year it hasn´t been too bad.  … Continue reading

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September 2019

September is Costa Rica´s civic month – the country´s Independence is celebrated on the 15th, with parades, folkloric dance, singing of patriotic hymns and delicious typical food. In 1821, Central America (including Costa Rica) was granted Independence from Spain, which … Continue reading

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August 2019

Research and Volunteers: Dylan  presented the preliminary results on a new camera trapping program we have been setting up in the reserve. The new program has set up 8 cameras in the reserve, that we rotate through 16 locations every … Continue reading

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July 2019

We welcome Carrie Visintainer the new manager of the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. Carrie’s just arrived at Cloudbridge from Colorado. With a background in communications and non-profit management, she’s taking on responsibility for the overall management of the reserve, working closely … Continue reading

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June 2019

Research: Jonathan Slifkin was here for 3 months continuing the work of Izzy Soane and Jeffrey Roth on studying Mixed Species Feeding Flocks (MSF) in the reserve. Mixed species feeding flocks are just that, flocks of birds of at least … Continue reading

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December 2013

These photos of a jaguar were taken by a camera trap in the next valley over from Cloudbridge.  This is the closest siting to the reserve of these beautiful cats. Volunteers/Research Clarice Esch returned to Cloudbridge to continue her research on the … Continue reading

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