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I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YIGUIRRO • Yigüirro - Costa Rica's NOISY National Bird (that makes me CRAZY it's SOOOO LOUD at unGodly hours!!)


Costa Rica's NATIONAL BIRD is the Yigüirro (pronunciation sounds like gui-[as in guido] row [rolled "r"]).

Now, I don't get why on earth, in a country FULL of gorgeous birds, THIS bird was selected to represent it. 

MAYBE it is because this national bird of Costa Rica tends to come out LOUD and CLEAR about a few weeks to a month before the start of Rainy Season.

Either way - I do NOT NOT NOT like the Yiguirro because it's a FRICKING CONTINUOUSLY OBNOXIOUS NOISY bird that once it gets in the tree outside you're window - will start at 3 or 5am and won't stop till night time - sometimes 24/7!!!!   GRRRR!! 
(can you tell they out my window at THIS moment - March 25, 2015 yeacking away?!??!!  call me grumpy when it comes to Yigguirro's but I LOVE TOTAL SILENCE!!!  I know, I picked the wrong country!!)

THE SOUND
So THIS is what a Yigüirro sounds like.  In researching samples of the sound of Yiguirro's, almost all just had the sound of one or two Yigguirro's which was SOOOO NOT MY experience!!!  I had a tree JUST outside my window in Escazu that I SWEAR had 40++++ Yiguirros in them and they'd go off starting between 3-4am - EVERY FRICKING DAY!!!  GRRRRR!!)

 I took this March 26, 2015 at 3:30am

video
I took this May 21, 2014 in Escazu at around 4:45am!!!



MORE INFO ON YIGUIRRO's


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