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Carara, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Language: English, Spanish
Johan has worked as a guide from 2003, since then his passion about nature it been growing. In 2007 after amazing encounters with the birds of Carara National Park he decide to initiate a research about the birds of these National Park that leads him to create and organize the Christmas Bird Count of Carara National Park with Audubon National Society.
In September of the same year Johan is part of the organizing committee of Shore Birds Count of Costa Rica, and during the first count he reported by first time to its country the Pacific Golden Plover.
Johan is also co-founder of the Costa Rican Ornithologists Union, where actively participates in the various bird conservation programs.
He currently studies the career Management and Protection of Natural Resources.
Johan has conducted several birds' inventories in various areas of Costa Rica so he has a great knowledge about the status and distribution of the Costa Rican birds.
During several years as a birdwatching guide he has developed a teaching technique full of analogies and metaphors which change the experience of just birdwatching into a very educational activity about natural history of birds which is reflected in all performing tours.
In 2015 Johan FernÂ¡ndez leads the team that helps Noah Striker during his visit in Costa Rica during The Worldwide Big Year.
Area and hotspots
Carara National and Tarcoles River, Cloud Forest and Paramo of Talamanca Mountain range-San Gerardo de Dota-Los Quetzales, Valley of El General- Southern Pacific foothills, Carribean Plains- Sarapiqui low lands- La Selva Biological Station, Arenal Volcano Area. San Vito de Coto Brus. South Pacific foothills of Talamanca, Caribbean foothills Rancho Naturalista, Rio Frio area. Cano Negro National park, Northwest Dry forest. Santa Rosa National Park, Palo Verde National Park, North Caribbean region, Tenorio Volcano National Park
Black Guan, Chamaepetes unicolor, Black-breasted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus leucolaemus, Chiriqui Quail-Dove, Geotrygon chiriquensis, Buff-fronted Quail-Dove, Geotrygon costaricensis, Sulphur-winged Parakeet, Pyrrhura hoffmanni, Red-fronted Parrotlet, Touit costaricensis, Bare-shanked Screech-Owl***, Megascops clarkii, Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium costaricanum, Dusky Nightjar, Caprimulgus saturatus, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Panterpe insignis, Black-bellied Hummingbird, Eupherusa nigriventris, White-tailed Emerald, Elvira chionura, Purple-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis calolaemus, White-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis castaneoventris, Magenta-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox bryantae, Volcano Hummingbird, Selasphorus flammula, Scintillant Hummingbird, Selasphorus scintilla, Orange-bellied Trogon, Trogon aurantiiventris, Prong-billed Barbet, Semnornis frantzii, Ruddy Treerunner, Margarornis rubiginosus, Streak-breasted Treehunter, Thripadectes rufobrunneus, Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, Scytalopus argentifrons, Dark Pewee, Contopus lugubris, Ochraceous Pewee, Contopus ochraceus, Black-capped Flycatcher, Empidonax atriceps, Golden-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes hemichrysus, Yellow-winged Vireo, Vireo carmioli, Silvery-throated Jay, Cyanolyca argentigula, Ochraceous Wren, Troglodytes ochraceus, Timberline Wren, Thryorchilus browni, Black-faced Solitaire, Myadestes melanops, Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus gracilirostris, Sooty Thrush, Turdus nigrescens, Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher, Phainoptila melanoxantha, Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, Ptilogonys caudatus, Flame-throated Warbler, Parula gutturalis, Collared Redstart, Myioborus torquatus, Black-cheeked Warbler, Basileuterus melanogenys, Wrenthrush (Zeledonia), Zeledonia coronata, Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus pileatus, Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Tangara dowii, Peg-billed Finch, Acanthidops bairdii, Slaty Flowerpiercer, Diglossa plumbea, Yellow-thighed Finch, Pselliophorus tibialis, Large-footed Finch
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