Mostrando las entradas de noviembre, 2011

Long-billed Starthroat in Costa del Este

Itzel Fong Gadea visited Costa del Este this morning, where she ran into Dr. Osvaldo Quintero and into this Long-billed Starthroat , quite the rarity anywhere near the city.

Red-tailed Hawk at Cerro Ancón, a report by Daniel Hinckley

On November 3rd, 2011 I saw and photographed an immature Red-tailed Hawk at Cerro Ancón during the hawk count. A previous report from a few years ago was met with some skepticism so we hope this will lay any doubts to rest. We've also counted 7 Northern Harriers and 11 Merlins this year, all since October 1st. We'll be up there till November 18th, so please feel free to stop by for a visit. We're getting close to last year's record of 1.77 million raptors.

Yellow-collared Chlorophonia at Altos del María, a report by Carlos Bethancourt

On Monday, October 31, two of our top guides, Danilo Rodríguez and Moyo Rodríguez, went to Altos del María for a full day of birding. What Danilo and Moyo did not know is that they would be finding a lifer for both of them: an immature male Yellow-collared Chlorophonia —found by Danilo and photographed by Moyo. The best part is that the only records for this bird in Panama are from Cerro Pirre in Darién at about 4,000 ft. It is now known from Altos del María thanks to our expert guides who are always looking for rarities on the area. 

Mixed bag, from Euclides Campos

1. I saw a Buff-fronted Foliage-Gleaner at Los Quetzales Trail (Boquete side) on September 20th 2011.    2. Northern Parula at Cuesta de Piedra on September 26 th . 3.  Yellow-billed Tern , I saw this tern with Laura Reyes at Agualdulce salt Ponds on October 5 th . 4. I think this gull is a Lesser Black-backed Gull taken at Paitilla on October 11 th  2011.  Laura Reyes came along with me.