Palo Verde Marsh

Palo Verde National Park is one of several protected areas contributing to Costa Rica's Tempisque Conservation Area.It is located in Guanacaste Province, and protects much of the Tempisque River Valley.

Many habitat types are contained within the parks borders, including much of what one comes to expect from the tropical dry forest environs.

Within such seasonally arid forest and scrub lands water sources become great concentrators of wildlife. Such fresh water resources in the dry season are like oasis to both wild and domesticated animals. They are vital to agriculture, to livestock, and to man.

Pressures upon water resources, and resultant contamination by the activities of people, by communities and industry pose direct threats to the health and survival of these wetlands and their surroundings.

The embedded mp3 file is a recording of a Purple Gallinule.
A marsh such as the one above is home to numerous noisy vocalists, such as the Northern Jacana, Limpkin, Least Grebe, egrets, herons, tiger herons, Red-winged Blackbirds,
and flocks of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks to name a few.

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