Our naturalist guide Marco Fallas, last August 30th, had several sightings of Humpback Whales in the southern part of Costa Rica near Drake bay. Costa Rica receive annually a healthy migrating population of Humpbacks from the north and the southern regions. Join us in our Turtles Whales and Dolphins expedition and you will have very good chances to watch these amazing creatures!
The Yellow-tailed Oriole is 22-23 cm long and weighs 70 g. It is mainly yellow with a black back, lower face and upper breast. The wings are black with a yellow epaulet and the tail is black with yellow sides. This is the only oriole with prominent yellow in the tail, hence the species’ name. The sexes are similar, but young birds have the black on the back and tail replaced with olive-green.