Black-breasted Puffbird

RNA Titi Cabeciblanco, Cottontop Tamarin Reserve

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14-22 July 2015. We have had the great fortune to volunteer for ProAves at a couple of their newest reserves, conducting bird surveys and searching for rare and key species. First we spent eight fantastic days in the Perijá Mountains, in the amazing new Reserva Chamicero del Perijá (Perija Thistletail Reserve). Most recently we spent a bit over [...]

Pipeline Road


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 [...]

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 [...]