Rental car adventures and Las Macanas Marsh

3 July 2012 – Adventures renting a car and Las Macanas Marsh

The Canopy Lodge kindly transferred us to Chitré rather than Panamá City, where our reservation at Thrifty meant nothing and after a couple of hours were frustratingly lost we ultimately ended up paying a good bit more than the internet quote but a lot less than they wanted and were on our way. This meant it was essentially mid day when we got to Las Macanas Marsh but we still found the Fulvous Whistling-Ducks within easy binocular range, perhaps 8 or so in total. We also had great looks at a Yellow-headed Caracara.

Yellow-headed Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

After an hour or two of fun, if hot, mid day poking about didn’t turn up anything else too spectacular, we buckled down for the long drive to Chiriqui. Stopping at the market in David before heading up the hill, we were shocked to find a pair of Bat Falcons calling from and perched on an urban communication tower!

For a complete list of species seen, see our eBird report for Las Macanas Marsh


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