Birding in Northern Costa Rica; November 2-12... 2019 name is Todd. I live in Zion , Illinois and I am a retired teacher. I do a lot of local birding in northern Illinois and I am greatly looking forward to this birding trip. I have been all over the tropics of South-East Asia but I have never traveled in the tropics of the western hemisphere. I am looking forward to identifying and photographing tropical species, traveling in the rainforests, meeting new people, and eating some fabulous food. It should be a wonderful experience!