Panama Day 2: #621-#633 at the Rainforest Discovery Center

By now the rain was starting to come down fairly hard, so we made an adjustment in plans. Instead of going down Pipeline road we turned down the left fork toward the Rainforest Discover Center which has a lot of hummingbird feeders and, most importantly, a covered area to watch them from. We hung out there for about three hours from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM until the rain started to let up. Fortunately the birds kept coming, and I added 13 life birds from the relatively dry location. Plus, since we were staying put, it was a good place to practice tripod photography, including hummingbirds such as this male White-vented Plumeleteer, #621:

White-vented Plumleteer Hummingbird perched

  1. White-vented Plumeleteer
  2. Violet-crowned Woodnymph
  3. Tropical Gnatcatcher
  4. Violet-bellied Hummingbird
  5. Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
  6. White-winged Becard
  7. Black-bellied Wren
  8. Chestnut-headed Oropendola
  9. Purple-throated Fruitcrow
  10. Golden-collared Manakin
  11. Stripe-throated Hermit
  12. Band-tailed Barbthroat
  13. Brown-hooded Parrot

I think we totaled about 23 bird species over the three hours, plus a Mantled Howler Monkey, most seen very closely and/or in scopes:

  • Brown-hooded Parrot
  • White-necked Jacobin
  • Band-tailed Barbthroat
  • Long-billed Hermit
  • Stripe-throated Hermit
  • White-vented Plumeleteer
  • Violet-crowned Woodnymph
  • Blue-chested Hummingbird
  • Violet-bellied Hummingbird
  • Plain Xenops
  • Cocoa Woodcreeper
  • Western Slaty-Antshrike
  • Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
  • Purple-throated Fruitcrow
  • Blue-crowned Manakin
  • Golden-collared Manakin
  • White-winged Becard
  • Black-bellied Wren
  • Song Wren
  • Tropical Gnatcatcher
  • Golden-winged Warbler
  • Blue Dacnis
  • Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Of these, I think only the Golden-winged Warbler could be seen in the United States.

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