Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Panama Boquete Birds Mar 20, 21, 22, 2016. Bat Falcon, Common Tody-flycatcher, Crimson-backed Tanager, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Lesser Greenlet, Palm Tanager

Our time here is narrowing down to a week remaining so we hired a guide. We were supposed to leave this morning to explore new locations.  However very strong winds came up overnight and we barely got any sleep.  We regretfully postponed our trip until Saturday.  The following pictures are some of the birds seen over the last 3 days with locations indicated.

Bat Falcon Punte Wilson
Bat Falcon Punte Wilson
Pale Vented Pigeons Cottage
There were literally 1000's of Swainsons Hawks kettling over our cottage March 20.
They are migrating north.
This is just a fraction of the migrating flock as they head north from Argentina on their 6000 mile flight.  It is one of the most spectacular sights I have seen.
White-tipped Dove
Bronzed Cowbird Tree Trek
Collared Redstart Tree Trek
Blue and White Swallow (black undertail coverts to separate it from Tree Swallow) Tree Trek
Boat-billed Flycatcher Caldera.  Compare with Great Kiskadee below.
Great Kiskadee to compare with Boat-billed Flycatcher above.
Common Today-flycatcher Rio Encontado.
Crimson-backed Tanager Rio Encontado.

Lesser Greenlet Rio Encontado.
Palm Tanager Caldera.
Ruddy Ground Dove Caldera
Yellow-green Vireo. Rio Encontado.  Almost like a Red-eyed Vireo but lacks the more distinctive facial pattern of the Red-eyed Vireo.
Finally a Cicada.  They are about 2 inches long and make a heck of a racket.  You almost have to cover your ears if you are close, like this one was.  They spend about 13-17 years underground as nymphs only to emerge and make life miserable if you live close to them.

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos each one of them but that bat falcon is impressive