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With this book you can choose where to go and get help exploring once you get there. There are maps, GPS coordinates, site descriptions, lists of likely birds/wildlife and lots more. This is not a replacement for an identification guide (also calledMoreWith this book you can choose where to go and get help exploring once you get there. There are maps, GPS coordinates, site descriptions, lists of likely birds/wildlife and lots more. This is not a replacement for an identification guide (also called a field guide) although it does contain a chapter of wildlife watching tips that includes advice about identification.Parque Nacional Carara (or Carara National Park) is on the western side of Costa Rica. You might be considering visiting because you will be driving on one of the main roads that pass nearby. Alternatively, this site is possible as a day trip from San Jose (a suggested route and timings to optimise public transport are included in the site description).This national park is very popular with birdwatchers and considered by many to be the best place for a single days birdwatching in Costa Rica. The northern path nearer the river is also excellent for mammals.The contents of this book are as follows:-* Introduction* Practicalities* Birdwaching Skills* Map of Costa Rica showing Carara* Carara* FAQ* Wildlife Lists (for Nicoya and Parque Nacional Carara)The Nicoya location is considered as a whole. The book then moves on to focus on Carara National Park. The research at this site was done without the help of a local guide and show that good wildlife can be seen whatever your travel budget.A number of full-colour maps are included to give you a feeling for what the area is like. These maps include compass, scale and GPS coordinates. The maps have been optimised for electronic readers.A list of possible birds is presented for the Nicoya location. This includes unlikely or difficult birds. A list of the wildlife (with birds separated into a different list) that was seen on a research visit is also included. The research visit list only includes wildlife that could realistically be seen by visitors without specialist local knowledge.Also included is wildlife watching advice and an explanation of how each bird seen on the research trip was identified.