The Pacific Side of Costa Rica with Bob Keiffer

Turqoise-browed Motmot, is just one of the lovely birds that can be found in Costa Rica.

Visit the Pacific Side of Costa Rica at the February 15 Redbud Audubon Society Meeting

 Come spend an evening visiting the wild Pacific-side of Costa Rica on Thursday, February 15 at Redbud Audubon’s monthly program meeting at the Lower Lake Methodist Church Social Hall, starting at 7 p.m. The speaker is Bob Keiffer, of Hopland, a well-known local presenter of fabulous interesting programs. Bob and his wife Beth visited the diverse country of Costa Rica last year, and Bob was able to get lots of great images from their travels.

Visit special places on the Pacific-side of Costa Rica and see Basalisks at Corcovado National Park, Tent-making Bats at Manuel Antonio Park, sloths at Carara National Park, hummingbirds at Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica is home to amazing wildlife. Don’t miss this interesting program where animals like the Mantled Howler Monkey will be viewed.

Preserve, turquoise waters of the Rio Celeste, and crocodiles on the Tarcoles River.   Discover spectacular sunset beaches to wild jungles. Find out that it does not take a huge, expensive camera and lens to capture memorable wildlife photos.

Bob’s great photography and his engaging talks always provide for an entertaining evening. “Beth and I traveled the Pacific-side of Costa Rica for over two weeks last February, visiting many of the parks and preserves. I chose not to carry my heavy Canon camera and 400 mm lens with me …instead taking a small lightweight Lumix camera with a 30X zoom lens. I was surprisingly pleased with the ease of use and quality of wildlife photographs that I was able to obtain,” Bob notes.

The program should be entertaining and filled with color, wildlife, and country customs and lore.

Robert J. Keiffer is a native of Mendocino County. He attended Humboldt State University from 1974 to 1979 where he graduated with a BS degree in Wildlife Management.

The American Crocodile is seen in the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica.

Bob went on to work for the US Fish & Wildlife Service at Hart Mountain, Sheldon, and Modoc refuges, Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Mendocino County Resource Conservation District and ended up with a career with the University of California at the Hopland Research and Extension Center as the Principal Superintendent of Agriculture. After recently retiring last July, Bob has been busy shampooing cats.