Panama Day 10: #768-#778 on the Pacific Coast

Tuesday it’s another early morning to drive about an hour and half away to the Pacific Coast for some lowland birds. First stop was a rice farm that attracted a lot of herons and shorebirds.

  1. Crested Bobwhite
  2. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  3. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
  4. Straight-billed Woodcreeper
  5. Roadside Hawk
  6. Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant
  7. Veraguan Mango (a Panamanian endemic)

Second stop was Raul Arias de Para’s (owner of the canopy Tower and Lodge) beach house, which had lots of Magnificent Frigatebirds, and our first sanderlings of the trip, but no lifers. After lunch at the beach house, we visited some fiedls around the small town of El Chirru and added 4 more:

  1. Groove-billed Ani
  2. Brown-throated Parakeet
  3. Aplomado Falcon
  4. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (very cute)

Great birds all, but it’s going to be tough to find 22 new species tomorrow to make 800, especially since it’s a short day before we drive back to Panama City.

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