30 June 2012 – Altos del Maria
Another terrific day and, despite a lot of fog and drizzle and couple bits of heavy rain, quite birdy and very fun. We had our firsts of many birds that would be common in Chiriqui, but some highlights were definitely Blue-throated Toucanet, Black-and-Yellow Tanager, Red-faced Spinetail, Northern Schiffornis, Snowcap, Green Hermit, White-tailed Emerald, Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Black-faced Grosbeak, Long-tailed Tyrant and in a real bit of luck, a Black-eared Wood-quail that we managed to finally see after an hour’s persistence stalking it through the forest. Not as colorful or easy as others but definitely one of our rarest and most difficult birds of the trip.
For a complete list of species seen, see our eBird report for Altos del Maria