Panama Day 2: #634-#650 on the Pipeline Road

Around 11:00 AM the rain started to break, so we loaded ourselves back into the truck and drove off to the actual start of Pipeline Road. We continued to tick off new birds for the next five hours or so, mostly one at a time including:

  1. Great Potoo (harder to find than an owl)
  2. Dusky Antbird
  3. Double-toothed Kite
  4. Squirrel Cuckoo
  5. White-necked Puffbird
  6. Rufous Mourner
  7. Spotted Antbird
  8. Streak-chested Antpitta
  9. Black-breasted Puffbird
  10. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (a subspecies of Black-mandibled Toucan according to eBird)
  11. Blue-black Grosbeak
  12. Great Tinamou (heard the day before, but this was the first time I ever saw one. They hide in the deep forest, and don’t come out to the road. But we found one while searching out some Night Monkeys.)
  13. Yellow-rumped Cacique
  14. Black-throated Trogon
  15. Royal Flycatcher
  16. Bay Wren

And of course we also saw lots more birds we’d previously seen in the morning or yesterday:

  • Great Tinamou
  • Great Potoo
  • Double-toothed Kite
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Squirrel Cuckoo
  • Violet-crowned Woodnymph
  • Slaty-tailed Trogon
  • Black-throated Trogon
  • White-necked Puffbird
  • White-whiskered Puffbird
  • Black-breasted Puffbird
  • Black-mandibled Toucan (Chestnut-mandibled)
  • Keel-billed Toucan
  • Cocoa Woodcreeper
  • Western Slaty-Antshrike
  • White-flanked Antwren
  • Dot-winged Antwren
  • Dusky Antbird
  • Spotted Antbird
  • Streak-chested Antpitta
  • Royal Flycatcher
  • Rufous Mourner
  • Blue-crowned Manakin
  • Red-capped Manakin
  • Bay Wren
  • Blue-black Grosbeak
  • Yellow-rumped Cacique

But we weren’t quite done yet. On the ride back to the tower we spotted a Collared Ararcari (a kind of Toucan) from the truck, #650!

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