PANAMA ALBUM

 

 

 

2015

Another marvellous trip to Panama, recording 435 species including some of the rarely seen bamboo specialists such as Maroon-chested Ground-dove, Peg-billed Finch and Slaty Finch. We enjoyed wonderful views of Resplendent Quetzal, plus singing Three-wattled Bellbird in the highland cloud forest.

Photographs courtesy of tour participants Richard and Lyn Ebbs

 

Tufted Flycatcher. This one showed well at the La Amistad national park.

 

Hoffmann's Three-toed Sloth, frequently encountered in the forest

 

Tithorea butterfly. One of many butterflies from the forest edge

 

The extremely attractive Glass-winged butterfly

 

Our accommodation at the lovely Casa Grande lodge

 

The elusive Ruddy-capped Nightingale Thrush

 

Boing!!

 

Golden-olive Woodpecker

 

We found this very obliging White-whiskered Puffbird along the famous Pipeline Road

 

The Fiery-throated Hummingbird. A Western Highland endemic

 

White-necked Jacobin. These are a common sight at hummingbird feeders along the Pipeline Road

 

Tankers at the Miraflores lock. A visit to the Panama Canal is always a popular feature of this itinerary

 

 

2013

Here are a few more photos from this year's trip. These were taken by Steve Cook.

 

 

 

There are always plenty of hummingbirds to be seen in Panama. Here are two male White-necked Jacobins and a male Violet-bellied Hummingbird.

 

 

It was good to get great views of Rufous Motmot.  The Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher, on the right, is our log cover bird for this trip. Photos just can not do justice to them.

 

 

Orange-crowned Oriole. It is only likely to be seen in a very small part of the canal zone on our itinerary, so we were lucky to get such good views.

 

 

The Keel-billed Toucan is one of the star birds of the trip and we got many repeat views.

 

Cherrie's Tanager sheltering from the sun...

 

..and taking a shower!

This Acorn Woodpecker was in the grounds of our last hotel.

 

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Here are some photographs taken by Bernard Markwell on our recent trip (March 2013).

 

Red-crowned Woodpecker

 

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

 

Rufous Motmot

 

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

 

Streaked Flycatcher

 

Violet-bellied Hummingbird

 

Orange-bellied Trogon

 

 

 

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2011

 

 

 

 

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