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




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




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.




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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