Panama Day 5: #705-715 Back at the Tower

Thursday was a relatively relaxed day. We didn’t get up till around 6:00 and didn’t drive more than a few miles away all day. We didn’t leave the tower until almost 8:00 AM, and we added one more life bird on the road out, #705, Cinnamon Woodpecker.

We spent most of the morning at the Police Academy Ponds and on Old Gamboa Road. I missed Jet Antbird, but I did add eight more life birds:

  1. Gray-headed Chachalaca
  2. Lesser Kiskadee (one I both spotted and ID’d on my own!)
  3. Yellow Tyrannulet
  4. Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
  5. Crimson-crested Woodpecker
  6. Black-striped Sparrow
  7. Red-throated Ant-Tanager
  8. Yellow-billed Cacique

We reached the main road about 11:00 and after taking a look at the sky decided wisely to skip the morning snack and race back to the tower before the heavens opened. We didn’t make it and got thoroughly soaked. Fortunately we were only a few miles away, and could change clothes before lunch.

The rain eventually stopped by about 2:00, which was fortunate because from atop the tower the leader spotted 2 Scaled Pigeons, #714.

Around 2:30 we decided the rain had let off enough to risk a walk down Semaphore Hill. Mostly it was more of the same species we had seen before, except for one mammal, a Koatamundi, and #715, White-tailed Trogon.

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