Saturday, March 5, 2016

Panama Birding Boquete Day 3 and 4-Three Wattled Bellbird, Firey Throated Hummingbird, Smooth-billed Ani,

Day 4 was a day to shop and relax. We found a few birds before we hit the supermarket and recorded them with day 3.  Some not recorded in pictures were Gray-headed Chachalaca, Great Egret and Cattle Egret. 
Boquete.  Nestled at the foot of Volcan Baru the climate in this active little town is quite agreeable.  We don't have air-conditioning and we don't need it.  The hills are ideal for coffee plantations.  We visited a plantation called "Finca Lerida" and found many of the following birds there including the Three-wattled Bellbird.

Acorn Woodpecker

American Redstart 

Common Tody (a flycatcher)

Common Tody 

Fiery-throated Hummingbird

Violet-eared Hummingbird

Green Violet-eared Hummingbird

Unknown (but pretty)

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Smooth-billed Ani

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Three-wattled Bellbird

Three-wattled Bellbird

Bay-headed Tanager.  Taken at a great distance and I didn't know what I had until I downloaded it.  Hope to get a better shot of this beauty.

Blue and White Swallow (I think)

Gray-breasted Martins

Gray-breasted Martin

Green Heron

Pale-vented Pigeon outside our cottage.

Rufous-capped Warbler

Tropical Kingbird.  
Yellow-bellied Siskins.

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1 comment:

  1. Len and Dian: That Three wattled Bellbird is a real find, and seemingly easy ( for you ). I'll have to bookmark that location in case I ever make it back to that region. I looked for it in that same general area in Panama two years ago but no luck. Your fellow Fraser Valley birder, Dave Beeke found the bellbird and the Umbrellabird in Costa Rica last year; ( same time of year, and similar habitat ). I also saw the latter there. So there's your next challenge. I remember our Costa Rican guide was so excited to see the Umbrellabird, he was almost in tears. With your luck you'll probably find it tomorrow!!!! Good luck and have fun.