Snail Kite in El Valle, a report by Venicio Wilson

I always thought of Snail Kite as a bird of marshlands and lakes. However, today as we came down from Cerro Cara Iguana in El Valle de Antón, we found this juvenile resting over a little dam next to the road. I checked the birdlist provided by the Canopy Lodge in 2005 and there is no mention of this species been there in El Valle. The pictures are not the best since I use my cellphone and binoculars to make them.