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)
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.