Mostrando las entradas de febrero, 2006

Migrants in Tocumen Marsh

Darién Montañez and Hal Opperman visited Tocumen Marsh. We only heard Little Cuckoo, but had crippling views of a female Blackpoll Warbler and a Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher.

Mixed bag

José Tejada sent a bunch of interesting reports: Jan. 17: Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a basic-plumaged Blackpoll Warbler at Mono Tití Rd, Metropolitan Nature Park. Jan. 21: Female Cerulean Warbler at Achiote Road. Feb. 13: Female Golden-cheeked Warbler seen on the road up to Respingo in Cerro Punta, at pretty much the same spot where he saw the first Panama record on 3 january 2005. Feb. 14: Warbling Vireo in Finca Hartmann. Second Panama record. Feb. 21: Female Cape May Warbler at a flowering guácimo colorado tree in front of the one-story bunker on the left at the base of Mono Tití Rd, Metropolitan Nature Park. Also on the same day, he had a Worm-eating Warbler from the lookout halfway in on Mono Tití Rd.

VENT Birds

Marshall Iliff sent in reports for his three consecutive VENT tours to Panama. Highlights below: 2 Feb. Altos del María: 1 White-tipped Sicklebill, 12 Snowcaps, 4 Orange-bellied Trogons, 2 Spotted Barbtails, 3 Spotted Woodcreepers, 2 Plain Antvireos, 2 Black-crowned Antpittas, 2 White-ruffed Manakins, 1 Rufous-browed Tyrannulet, 15 Tufted Flycatchers, 12 Ochraceous Wrens, 5 Tawny-capped Euphonias, and two Black-and-yellow Tanagers, among more expected foothill species. Our one new sighting for the area was a single Brown Violet-ear singing from a high perch. We did not see this bird well, but I recognized it as a Violet-ear from its persistent single chip note that it delivered from a high perch. When we found the bird it was easily identifiable as Brown Violet-ear by its short bill and its brownish coloration with pale underparts without darker pattern or iridescence. Green Thorntail – We had three females and one adult male at El Valle 3 Feb. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – We had two bi


Ariel Aguirre reports a Common Yellowthroat seen at the Gamboa Ammo Dump.

Another Tricolored Munia

José Tejada sent in a photo of a Tricolored Munia seen on February 7 behind the Metropolitan Nature Park visitor center.