Saturday, February 6, 2016

Panama is wild

Well perhaps you wouldn't know if from photos of the birds, with the exception of the aracari, taken from around the Radisson Summit Hotel - a golf resort about a 30 minute drive from the ammo dump ponds and Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and Camino del Oleoducto (Pipeline Road). 

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus

Female Variable Seedeater (Sporophila americana)

Male Variable Seedeater

Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis)

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Southern Lapwings (Vanillas chilensis)

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)

Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)

Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)

Sleeping baby capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Cooling adult capybara

Juvenile Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)

Because of our late flight arrival times, our trip began with a day on our own to do what we wished.  The American-style Radisson Summit hotel was a surprising start to our Panama birding trip, but the birdy grounds, including the golf course, gave lots of opportunity for exploration.  Panama's wildness came in the following days when we experienced the vastness of the rainforest and what it held for us to experience.     


Unknown said...

Gorgeous photos, Cathy! Have a wonderful time.

Matt said...

the caracara is a very fun shot!