#879 Gray-necked Wood-rail on a Shortcut

Gray-necked Wood-Rail was a nemesis bird in a Panama. I missed it repeatedly even though it was present on the grounds of the lodge where I was staying. Indeed I had used some of my free time to stake out its reeds and pond.

From Cinchona we took a back road that was a “shortcut”. It was neither short, nor cut, and we got lost; and didn’t find our way out till after dark. But before we got lost we came to a small wetland where we stopped to watch some Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. While we were there we spotted #879, a Gray-necked Wood Rail, and a female Green Kingfisher.

No pictures since we didn’t get out of the bus for this one.

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