Choppy seas – a Panamá Pelagic trip

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10 July 2014 By late spring wayward seabirds were showing up far north of their typical distributions, presumably due to el Niño like conditions further south. With reports of Waved Albatross and Inca Tern already in from Costa Rican waters, with the results of the last pelagic from Pedasí in mind [...]

Coiba Island and the Azuero Peninsula

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29 June – 2 July 2014 Coiba Island lies in the Gulf of Chiriquí several miles off of the Pacific coast of Panamá. The island’s land bridge with mainland Panamá was broken 12,000 – 18,000 years ago, creating an isolated island chain where several species diverged from the mainland populations. Coiba now supports a handful of endemic [...]

Bienvenidos a Panamá

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Bienvenidos a Panamá (oh come on … sing it with me Paaanamahaa …oh yeah Van Halen) In 2012 we spent one month in Panamá, hitting many of the birding hotspots. We loved every minute of our Panamá experience and, returning now, were excited to see some places we missed the first time. We decided not to revisit many of the destinations we [...]