The Birding Mobile is almost ready to hit the road

February 23, 2015 // 3 Comments

What we thought would be a couple month project turned into nearly a 7 month van building adventure, but we are pretty excited about what we created and we are almost ready to hit the road. Since our last post we painted the pop-top with a bed-liner type paint (Raptor liner), installed solar panels, completed the insanely awesome electrical [...]

The new birding mobile

January 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

We have not posted stories from the field in awhile because we have been busy creating the new and improved birding mobile. We got a little tired of traveling in a cramped Toyota Tacoma and decided to upgrade our vehicle after we finished birding in Panamá. We have been in the San Diego, California area since August turning a bare metal box into [...]

Pipeline Road

December 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

1 and 3 August 2014 No trip to Panamá is complete without a visit to Pipeline Road. Pipeline Road is one of the most famous birding destinations in Panamá and perhaps even in Middle America. Located in Soberanía National Park, this dirt road offers some seriously excellent birding along a 17 km stretch that passes through mature tropical forest [...]

Nusagandi/Llano Carti Road

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

30-31 July 2014 Having spent nearly two months in Panamá between our current and a prior trip, we have seen some really, truly incredible birds. However, we still had a few more to chase down in the Nusagandi area. Nusagandi is a forested area owned by the Guna (Kuna) indigenous group along the Caribbean slope approximately 2 ½ hours east of [...]

Cerro Jefe and Cerro Azul

November 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

27 – 29 July 2014 After we recovered from our adventures in the Darién we headed up to Cerro Jefe and Cerro Azul outside of Panamá City to try our luck with a few more hard to find birds, namely the Tacarcuna Chlorospingus and the Spiny-faced Antshrike (aka Speckled Antshrike or just Xenornis). We had the great fortune to meet Bill Adsett, a [...]
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