Pipeline Road

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22 June 2012  – Pipeline Rd This was a day we had been looking forward to and it really did not disappoint. We were happy for a day with more walking and less driving, beautiful scenery, great weather in a peaceful place, and some of the best birds of the trip. We tallied around 80-90 species for the day including Dusky Antbird, White-tailed [...]

Plantation Road and Chagres River


21 June 2012  – Plantation Road, Chagres River Plantation Road was one of our favorite destinations for sheer beauty and the feeling of immersion beneath the canopy. A brief morning rain at first had us worried but it soon relented and we had a quite birdy morning, again, with Song Wren, Spotted Antbird, Boat-billed Heron (odd location and [...]

Semaphore Hill Rd and Ammo Dump Ponds


20 June 2012 – Semaphore Hill Rd, Ammo Dump Ponds Our first morning at the Tower was as authentic as they come with Howler Monkeys’ deafening roar for an alarm clock. Watching the sun rise from the observation deck is a wonderful way to start the day, and is something I would do every day if I could! Exciting new birds of the morning included [...]

Mexico City airport, Panama City, and Canopy Tower


19 June 2012 – Mexico City airport, Panamá City, Canopy Tower During a long morning layover in Mexico City we wandered out of the airport and were quite surprised to find some really good birds in some not so great habitat. We came across Inca Dove, Curve-billed Thrasher, Canyon Towhee and Loggerhead Shrike (!) in the traffic circle and [...]