Dusky-faced Tanager

Nusagandi/Llano Carti Road

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30-31 July 2014 Having spent nearly two months in Panamá between our current and a prior trip, we have seen some really, truly incredible birds. However, we still had a few more to chase down in the Nusagandi area. Nusagandi is a forested area owned by the Guna (Kuna) indigenous group along the Caribbean slope approximately 2 ½ hours east of [...]

The Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo and Hitoy Cerere 

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May 13-18, 2014 After a lot of rain, no showers, and a lot of early mornings, we were long overdue for some beach time, relaxation, and unfortunately some waterproofing work on the truck. We headed for Cahuita, south of Limon, and a fantastic little waterfront campground with cabins called Camping Maria (just north of Cahuita in Playa Negra, [...]

Braulio Carillo National Park and El Tapir

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7-9 May 2014 The Quebrada Gonzalez station in Braulio Carillo National Park is well known as a birding destination where you can find fantastic primary foothill rainforest at about 500 m elevation. Just about a mile north of Quebrada Gonzalez is the small hummingbird garden of El Tapir, famous as a great place to find the Snowcap. However, El [...]

Birding Achiote Rd. in Panama

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25 June 2012 Although quite a hot day, we were not bothered and we were excited to get to the Caribbean side of the canal and to see a new set of birds. Unfortunately, the beginning of Achiote road is really quite busy with traffic which was a bit of a bummer. Traffic aside, we did find a lot of good birds, including Spot-crowned Barbet, [...]