Day 2 in the Boquete area. We stopped at an inn along the road to Pipeline Trail and saw a lot of birds coming to their feeders. They are indicated by BGI for Boquete Garden Inn. The owners were very friendly and gave some good pointers for bird locations. From there it was 10 kilometres or so, to Pipeline Trail where we spent about 3 hours. No one we talked to, had seen any Quetzals on their hike so we felt privileged to have found 2. Pipeline Trail birds are indicated by PLT.
|Garden Inn. The Pipeline Trail (not to be confused with the much more famous Pipeline Trail closer to Panama City) is a few kilometres further down the road.|
|Baltimore Oriole BGI|
|Black Phoebe PLT|
|Black-striped Sparrow BGI|
|Palm Tanager BGI|
|Buff-throated Saltator BGI|
|Cherrie's Tanager female. Compare with male below|
|Cherrie's Tanager male BGI|
|At the entrance to Pipeline Trail the young fellow was collecting $3 each. We asked for the bano and he took us to his house.|
|Flame-Colored Tanager (young or female)|
|Flame-Colored Tanager male.|
|Just another tree flower|
"Lost Castle" One of Noriega's mansions that was bombed by the Americans (we think). Update-we have learned this is just a story invented by taxi drivers. Just a wealthy family owns it and they didn't finish it it because of in-fighting.
|Red-legged Honeycreeper BGI|
|Resplendent Quetzal female|
|Resplendent Quetzal male. We heard it calling and its tail feathers waving in the wind revealed its location. PLT|
|It flew to another branch.|
|Difficult to get those long tail feathers in the shot.|
|We asked two different guides who were coming down the trail if they had seen any Quetzals and both said no. The people in their parties confirmed they had not seen any so we felt pretty smug to have found 2 on our own.|
|Silver-throated Tanager BGI|
|Slate-throated Redstart PLT|
|Streaked Saltator BGI|
|Tennessee Warbler BGI|
|Tufted Flycatcher PLT|
|White-lined Tanager female. Compare with male below. BGI|
|White-lined Tanager male BGI|
|Yellow-faced Grassquit PLT|
|Green Hermit (don't ask) PLT|
|Green Hermit Hummingbird. We pointed this out to a guide who told us about a Black Guan. We didn't find it. PLT|
We are going through the birds pretty fast so feel free to inform me of any discrepancies in identification.
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