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.