Saturday, March 26, 2016

Panama Boquete Birds Mar. 23, 24, 25 2016. Pepper Shrike, Trogon, Spangled-cheeked Tanager, Squirrel Cuckoo, Golden-olive Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds

The last 3 days were spent at 4 different locations. Culebra Trail, Pipeline Trail, Lerida Finca, and the trail to Volcan Baru.  Bill Fox jointed us for 2 of the hikes.  One was a damp one up Culebra trail.  It was the only day we have seen a sort of rain here and that was more of a phenomenon  called Bajareque.  It is a heavy mist that rolls over the mountains from the Caribbean. 
Canada Warbler Pipeline Trail Boquete. It was deciding whether to grab that bug or fly.  It flew.
Rufous-Browed Pepper Shrike Pipeline Trail Boquete.
Orange-bellied Trogon Pipeline Trail Boquete.
Orange-bellied Trogon Pipeline Trail Boquete.  Called in by Trogon whistler Bill Fox for our convenience.
Spangled-cheeked Tanager Culebra Trail.  I would really like to get a good shot of this gorgeous bird.
This bird likes to run through the trees like a squirrel and act a little crazy.  It is a Squirrel Cuckoo and it landed right beside me for some reason.  Pipeline Trail Boquete.
Squirrel Cuckoo Pipeline Trail Boquete
Indigenous kids with Señor Bill Fox at start of Pipeline Trail
Acorn Woodpecker and granary tree. Volcan Baru Trail.
Golden-olive Woodpecker female. Volcan Baru Trail.
Golden-olive Woodpecker male. Volcan Baru Trail.
Long-Tailed Silky Flycatcher. Culebra Trail.
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis. Lerida.
Snowy Bellied Hummingbird. Lerida.
Slaty Flowerpiercer. Lerida
Sometimes I just don't know what it is-maybe a Stripe-tailed Hummingbird.  One picture I took of it revealed white edges to the tail.
Green Violet-ear Mar 25 2016 Boquete Lerida
I am completing this blog at 4:30 AM Mar. 26.  We meet Jason Lara, a guide, who is taking us to a location called Willie Mazu at 6:30.  He assures us there are lots of birds there.  The next blog will reveal all.

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  1. Pretty amazing sights you have seen there Len I'm loving all the photos. You travelled all the way to Panama but couldn't leave behind Canada with that Canada Warbler (I love those guys!). Happy Easter in Panama!

    1. Thanks again Mel. Yes, I was thinking the same thing about that Warbler. So far we have seen Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Mourning, Golden-winged, Blackburnian, Black and White and I am sure I have missed a couple.

  2. I am amazed at how many species of hummingbirds there are. Are you looking for flowering plants, or are they smattered around?