Monday, March 15, 2010

Birding 15 Mar, 2010

Today's visit was to Cerro Azul. We made three stops: 1) Los Nubes, 2) Birder's View, and 3) Tagua.

Cerro Azul is at approximately 800m elevation and is noticeably cooler and less humid than Panama City and the Canal area. Part of Cerro Azul is a private, gated community, and among the three places we visitied, only Birder's View was within the gated area.

Mike's highlights: 10 lifers including Boat-billed Flycatcher, Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker (endemic to Panama), Yellow-eared Toucanet, Bay-headed Tanager, Violet-headed Hummingbird, White-ruffed Manakin, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Emerald Tanager, White-collared Swift, Shining Honeycreeper.

Dad's highlights: Chestnut-headed Oropendola, Three-toed Sloth mother with baby, Violaceous Trogon, Emerald Tanager, Thick-billed Euphonia, Hepatic Tanager, Crimson-backed Tanager, Blue Dacnis, Red-legged and Shining Honeycreeper, Keel-billed Toucan, Yellow-eared Toucanet.

Complete story to follow...

Total species today = 59
Total lifers today = 10
Tota cumulative species for trip = 106

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