Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mixed bag

Euclides Campos sends in some noteworthy records from the first half of 2012.
  • A White-eyed Vireo was seen at Bayano Lake on February 16th. This bird was calling. 
  • On February 25th, leading a group at Las Lajas Beach, Chiriqui; We saw a hundreds of Blue-winged Teal, three American Wigeon and my lifer, a male Cinnamon Tteal. This bird was seen through three scopes. We managed to take some shots but not so well.


  • Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet: heard at Cuesta de Piedra on February 27th 2012. Sounds like the other Ornithion we have in Panama but slightly different.
  • On June 1th, a pelagic trip using the hot spring trail of Coiba Island as a starting point, 32 miles SSE. We saw two Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, one Sooty Shearwater, two Black, three Least Storm Petrel, two Nazca Boobies, eight Parasitic Jaegers and plenty of Wedge-rumped Storm Petrels.


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