It all started with Angel Paz “the antpitta whisperer” about a decade ago in Ecuador. This man quickly became a world-famous birder by feeding antpittas with earthworms and showing these shy forest dwellers to birders. Recently, a local guide nicknamed “Cope” did the same trick in Costa Rica. He showed us this fantastic Thicket Antpitta which is normally a super elusive species. This image was taken during the Cloud Forest & Quetzals tour in May by tour leader Dušan Brinkhuizen.