Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birding the Bayano, a report by Carlos Bethancourt

On Dec 28, 2008, I took my friends Debi Shearwater, Don, David, Helen, Cindy and Les, birding to the Bayano Lake, where we got some Darien specialties. Seen that morning were White-eared Conebill (a lifer for me, woooo!), Gray-cheeked Nunlet, Barred Puffbird, White-headed Wren, Red-rumped Woodpecker, Black Antshrike, Crane Hawks and Bare-crowned Antbird, just to mention a few!.... We all had a great time in Bayano plus a lifer for me, not bad...

Then on Dec 28th (With Debi Shearwate, Don, Les, Cindy, David and Helen) 2008 and Jan 9, 2009 (with the VENT group, Lifer for my friend Jery Langham) I went up to Cerro Azul and both days I got great views of the endemic Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker.

1 comment:

Leslie "Marco" Lieurance said...

Carlos -

Great picture of the woodpecker. We wondered if you might go back to Cerro Azul.

After all my worries, the Ocellated Antbird from Pipeline Road is on the video and is calling! I'll get you a copy.

Thanks for the post and the reminder of a fabulous tour!

Les & Cindy Lieurance
San Francisco USA