Mostrando las entradas de noviembre, 1998

American Coot in Chivo Chivo

An American Coot was discovered by Rosabel on the far end of the lake just before Chiva Chiva Rd yesterday (sat, nov 29th). It was swimming along with a few Moorhens. The white bill was very conspicuous, and with the scope we were able to see the brownish frontal shield, too. Earlier that morning Camilo discovered a male Blue-winged Warblers on the bamboos along South Old Gamboa Rd. Then this morning we found a small group of Mouse-colored Tyrannulets at Parque Omar. Also seen there was a pair of Pearl Kites perched among the Grackles, close to the club house. A Capped Heron was seen on the canal by the mangroves at the far end of Costa del Este this morning, and a Cocoi was inside the Count Circle at Pma Viejo at dusk yesterday. The Ring-billed Gull at Paitilla was seen both saturday and sunday, with other gulls at a sandbank by Río Mataznillo. That's all for now. Make sure you get'em all!

PAS trip to Boquete, a report by Loyda Sánchez

Loyda Sánchez sent a report of the birds seen on the PAS fieldtrip to Boquete, Chiriquí. The bird of the trip was definetly the Yellow-throated Euphonia. The group also visited Cerro Batipa in the lowlands, where they saw many Yellow-billed Cotingas. Hi, good reports from Boquete, Chiriqui. The Thanksgiving dinner at Hotel Panamonte was GREAT!!! The weather was fine except for Saturday (it rained a little), Contingas at Batipa were plentiful on our way back on Sunday. And I had TWO lifers!! Thursday, Nov 26, 1998: Our best bird is the Yellow-throated Euphonia, of which we saw 3 individuals, 2 females, 1 male. At first we though it was the Thick-billed when we saw the male's yellow throat but then we saw the females, whitish underneath and yellow at the flanks. Very small forecrown in the male confirmed our wishes. The yellow throat line at the sides was not straight; it had like a dent in the direction of the nape of the neck. Birds were seen by Judith Anguizola, Abdiel Baules, Wal

White-tailed Nightjar in Costa del Este

José Tejada discovered a female White-tailed Nightjar on the mud at the end of the main road at Costa del Este.The bird was seen again the next day, at exactly the same spot.

Crane Hawk in Panama City

Camilo Montañez reports a Crane Hawk from the grounds of the Instituto Fermín Naudeau at La Locería, Panama City. Last friday (nov.20), i was at the at my school (Inst. Fermín Naudeau), when i saw a large flock of Grackles chasing a dark bird. It perched on some trees where he stayed for about 30 seconds before changing perches. It would constantly bob its long tail, and flew away after a minute. Once i got close to it, i saw that it was a dark gray all over, with a long tail which gave the bird a forest-falcon like shape. The tail had three white stripes on it. Very noticeable where its long, reddish legs. I did not have binoculars at the time, but i'm convinced that the bird was a Crane Hawk, based on the combination of fieldmarks observed, plus previous experience with the species. I couldn't see the white crescents on its wings, because it was perched most of the time. José Tejada told me that he has seen the species on the Metropolitan Nature Park, which is a minute away f

Plumbeous Hawk in Skunk Hollow

A young Plumbeous Hawk was seen on the first part of Skunk Hollow Road by the PAS fieldtrip to Achiote.

Plumbeous Hawk in Achiote Road

A Plumbeous Hawk was seen halfway between the second and third bridges on Achiote Road. On Sunday, november 8, Loyda Sánchez, Darién and Camilo Montañez, Karl Kaufmann and José Tejada and a group of Achiote residents taking the birdwatching course found a Plumbeous Hawk preening high in a tree about halfway from the second to the third bridge on Achiote Road. It was observed at length through the Kaufmann and Sanchez Scopes, and Leica and Swarowski (sp?) brand binoculars. It was perched with its back to our group, and calling like Plumbeous Hawks do. Its back was completely slaty gray, and it had a white band throuth its dark tail. The legs were bright reddish-orange, as was the cere. At first it was assumed to be a common Semiplumbeous Hawk, but its eyes were red, not yellow. Later, our suspicions proved correct when its throat and belly were seen to be the same slaty-gray color as the back and wings, and not white. Total observation time was about 15 minutes, after which the group be

Birding Achiote

The Achiote birding course had large flocks of migrating Swainson's and Broad-winged Hawks and a male Streaked Antwren on the road to Providencia, just before the town of Achiote.