Wednesday, October 23, 2019

23th of October 2019 sendero los Quetzales

Hello everybody, today I was birdwatching on the Quetzal trail, yes we did see a Quetzal and much more.
Still we did see some immatures from silver throated Tanagers and rufous collared Sparrows. I took a cute picture of them that I love to share on my blog with you....

It was a good is the list...Highland Tinamou  1     HO
Spotted Wood-Quail  X     HO songs
Ruddy Ground Dove  3
White-collared Swift  20     approx
Purple-throated Mountain-gem  3     2 female purple or white throated.....
White-throated Mountain-gem  1
Scintillant Hummingbird  1
Violet Sabrewing  1     HO
Black Vulture  2
Resplendent Quetzal  1
Red-headed Barbet  1
Prong-billed Barbet  4
Acorn Woodpecker  1     HO
Barred Parakeet  X     fly over HO
Sulphur-winged Parakeet  X     HO
Crimson-fronted Parakeet  50     approx, big groups flew over
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  2     HO
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  1
Lineated Foliage-gleaner  1
Ruddy Treerunner  1
Red-faced Spinetail  2
Barred Becard  1
Olive-striped Flycatcher  1
Mountain Elaenia  2
Mistletoe Tyrannulet  1
Tufted Flycatcher  2
Dark Pewee  1
Yellowish Flycatcher  1
Bright-rumped Attila  1     HO
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     HO
Yellow-winged Vireo  2
Brown-capped Vireo  4
Ochraceous Wren  2
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  2     heard more calls and songs
Black-faced Solitaire  2     heard more songs
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush  2     HO song
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  1     HO
Swainson's Thrush  4
Mountain Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  1
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher  1     HO
Golden-browed Chlorophonia  1     HO
Elegant Euphonia  1
Yellow-bellied Siskin  X     HO
Common Chlorospingus  5     (common bush Tanager)
Costa Rican Brushfinch  2
Rufous-collared Sparrow  7     approx
White-naped Brushfinch  1
Yellow-thighed Brushfinch  5
Golden-winged Warbler  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Flame-throated Warbler  2
Blackburnian Warbler  5
Black-cheeked Warbler  3     approx
Costa Rican Warbler  2     ( 3 striped Warbler)
Wilson's Warbler  3
Slate-throated Redstart  X
Collared Redstart  3
Flame-colored Tanager  1     HO
Black-thighed Grosbeak  1
Spangle-cheeked Tanager  3
Silver-throated Tanager  X

The birdwatcher who joined me is participating in the meeting of the western shorebird group in Panama city the coming 4 days(organized by Audubon Panama)... a lot of people from all over the world (including Holland) are coming. Unfortunately we have work, love to  participate ... I can see on the E-bird lists that there are a lot of birdwatchers in Panama city as we speak...and of course they take advantage to spot some great birds...good time to be in Panama to see the birds!!! 

Last Saturday it was the big day (E-bird) Panama not so popular as in May, but we did good. Hans and I did go to the Palo seco reserve, did see nice birds, it was also great weather. Still have 3 calls of birds...that we heard, but not ID yet. I did ask other birdwatchers...but they don't know it also ... did listen on internet a lot to calls... well I don't give up...
crimson collared Tanager
broad winged Hawk
black cheeked Woodpecker female
lineated Foliage-gleaner

Here are the lists of last Saturday:
Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 19, 2019 5:40 AM
Protocol: Incidental
2 species

Little Tinamou  1     Heard only
Spotted Wood-Quail  1     heard only
Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 19, 2019 5:55 AM - 6:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments:     stable garden coffee farm meadow..cloudy
43 species

Little Tinamou  X     HO
Gray-headed Chachalaca  X     HO
Spotted Wood-Quail  X     HO
White-tipped Dove  1
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail  1     HO
Cattle Egret  5
Lesson's Motmot  2
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Lance-tailed Manakin  1     HO
Lesser Elaenia  1     HO
Mistletoe Tyrannulet  1     HO
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  1     HO
Black-chested Jay  2
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     HO
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2     HO
Swainson's Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  3
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  1     HO
Thick-billed Euphonia  3
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     HO
Black-striped Sparrow  1
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
American Redstart  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Summer Tanager  1
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  X     HO
Crimson-backed Tanager  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Red-legged Honeycreeper  2
Yellow-faced Grassquit  1
Buff-throated Saltator  2

alto Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 19, 2019 6:50 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Checklist Comments:     from car
1 species

White-winged Dove  1     common in this area

Camino de la Divisoria Continental, Ngäbe-Buglé, PA
Oct 19, 2019 8:25 AM - 1:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments:     several stops 1250 m to 750 m partly clouds, 3 different songs not 100% ID yet
86 species (+4 other taxa)

Black-breasted Wood-Quail  1     immature or molting , feathers were not fully developed
Short-billed Pigeon  1
Groove-billed Ani  4
Green Hermit  1
Green Thorntail  1
White-bellied Mountain-gem  1
hummingbird sp.  2     chasing each other too fast for ID
Magnificent Frigatebird  1
Black Vulture  7
Ornate Hawk-Eagle  1
White Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  3
Short-tailed Hawk  1     dark Morph + song (sound will follow)
Broad-billed Motmot  1
Keel-billed Toucan  2
Black-cheeked Woodpecker  1
Barred Parakeet  6     2 groups flew over , 1 group only heard, second group seen
Fasciated Antshrike  1
Russet Antshrike  1     HO
Dusky Antbird  1
Zeledon's Antbird  1
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  1     HO
Long-tailed Woodcreeper  1
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper  1
Lineated Foliage-gleaner  1
Red-faced Spinetail  1
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher  1
Slaty-capped Flycatcher  1
Rufous-browed Tyrannulet  1     in mixed flock
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant  1
Common Tody-Flycatcher  1
Mistletoe Tyrannulet  1
Tufted Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Empidonax sp.  1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  1
Great Kiskadee  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  1
Tropical Kingbird  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
swallow sp.  X
Long-billed Gnatwren  1
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
House Wren  2
Ochraceous Wren  1     HO song
Band-backed Wren  3
Stripe-breasted Wren  1
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  X     HO songs
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush  1     + song
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  5
Pale-vented Thrush  4
Clay-colored Thrush  1
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  3     heard more
White-vented Euphonia  2
Tawny-capped Euphonia  2     2 males singing
Yellow-throated Chlorospingus  2
Ashy-throated Chlorospingus  3
Common Chlorospingus  2
Black-striped Sparrow  1
Costa Rican Brushfinch  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Tennessee Warbler  3
Mourning Warbler  1
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat  1     + song
Tropical Parula  1
Blackburnian Warbler  5
Buff-rumped Warbler  1     HO
Canada Warbler  1
Slate-throated Redstart  2
Hepatic Tanager  2
Summer Tanager  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Blue-black Grosbeak  1
Crimson-collared Tanager  3
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Passerini's)  7
Blue-gray Tanager  4
Palm Tanager  2
Golden-hooded Tanager  2
Plain-colored Tanager  2
Silver-throated Tanager  4
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis  2
Blue Dacnis  1
Green Honeycreeper  2
Blue-black Grassquit  1
Variable Seedeater  3
Slate-colored Seedeater  1
Bananaquit  2
Slate-colored Grosbeak  1

Fortuna forest reserve, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 19, 2019 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments:     clouds came in, before rain
17 species (+1 other taxa)

White-tipped Dove  1
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Black Vulture  3
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Common Tody-Flycatcher  1
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Tropical Kingbird  1
Scaly-breasted Wren  1     HO song
Swainson's Thrush  2
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  1     HO
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Tennessee Warbler  4
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Buff-throated Saltator  5

In the morning when we were on our way ... the volcano (Baru) was very clear
when we came back in Boquete, there was a tropical storm and no birding anymore  for this nice a well-deserved chocolate milk and pastry and making my bird lists 👍

Greetings from Terry

Thursday, October 10, 2019

the last couple of weeks

10 October 2019

Hello everybody, we are living the peak of the wet season... only the mud where the horses (and me) are having their most steps are not fun, but this month is one of my favorites because of the activity in nature. Migration birds are coming through, some are singing and a lot of twinkling calls of Warblers in the forest, meadow, garden, coffee farm. My ears(and eyes) are constantly open .. Yesterday the first Tennessee Warbler..only one... blackburnian Warblers, black and white Warblers, scarlet Tanagers, Summer Tanagers, Wilson's Warblers, American Redstarts, Northern Waterthrush, Baltimore Orioles.. more will follow...yes and yesterday a nice Townsend's Warbler..not a lifer for me, but a new bird on our farm...
Yesterday I still did see just fledged immatures of Palm Tanagers and buff throated Saltators . 
Two days ago Hans and I checked out some wetland birds in the rice fields in David, not too much, we were early in the afternoon. Some greater (picture) and lesser Yellowlegs and bigger amounts of black necked Stilts
Did see a nice family of Savanna Hawks (immature on the left)
and always there is the great Egret:

Next to the jobs around the house and in the house(always something to do!) we did have guests.And I did have birding trips. Youngest birdwatcher ever... 4 years old:
Every day I check the birds on our farm and  a few times I did go out alone, but it is hard to leave the farm, so much is happening here.
Here some pictures that I took in the garden... every day I do see now the crimson backed Tanagers, that is since a half year a official new bird on the farm...

red legged Honeycreeper female

Another new picture yet, is the southern beardless Tyrannulet, he is now two weeks very busy on the farm, specially the meadow and forest edges. 
The meadow birds did change over the years, more and more we get birds that we never did see in the meadow before... tropical Kingbird,Panama Flycatcher, not always..but great Kiskadee regular visitor. Common tody Flycatcher...since a few years. Regular ask question is of course, do you notice changes in birds on the farm? ( climate change)
Well I can say now, yes I do , specially when I am standing in the meadow and now with the song of the southern beardless Tyrannulet I feel sometimes like I am in Caldera on the 900 meters... 

Well time to go outside... until next time...down below my fast birders lunch when I was in Caldera last week to check out some birds there on my own... never have time or patience to eat then, there is always a bird flying by...well birdwatchers know how that works 😉

Greetings from Terry

Friday, September 20, 2019

Today I did see and heard the Costan Rican Pygmy- Owl 20 September 2019

Hello everybody, yesterday I was again checking out birds in the rice fields and this morning I was suddenly very motivated to check out the cloud forest birds.
So Spot (the birding dog) and me were up early and up we went...
The sky was blue, no clouds wind...
I stepped out of the car and there I did see a nice black burnian Warbler...
After that a Wilson's Warbler..then a white throated Mountain Gem female and there I did hear the song of a Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl . I walked into dense forest and checked out the trees ... I did found him. First even higher in the tree. Fortunately he came down a bit, so I could see him even better. After checking him out with my Binoculars ..I thought oh maybe nice to take a picture. That was hard to get him sharp. As most of you know now...I am not the best picture taken person in the world. But as you see... I even took a video.
And here some pictures...

Pygmy Owls are totally cute!

Still the three wattled Bellbirds are all around and resplendent Quetzales  too. A lot of fruit (Bambito) is present.You can see around this female Quetzal the fruit...
It is a weird season with the fruit...also on our farm we have a lot of Guava beans hanging in the trees...normally the white faced Capuchin Monkeys  ( and Kinkajous) eat them all, mostly in June July and August. This year they showed up only to play on the roofs off the cottages...but not to eat the Guava beans.. there is so much food for them. I never did see so much "fat" beans on the trees. This afternoon they were eating the beans...but not for long.

I wonder how it will be next breeding season(Febr.- July) with the fruit for Quetzales and  three wattled Bellbirds....

Well I come back to that next year.

It was a good morning.. me and Spot had a good time! Such a good birding dog!
 Down below the list of this morning...more lists of the former days on E-bird
                                              Greetings  from Terry

 private property 1900 m altitude, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 20, 2019 7:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 kilometer(s)
Comments:     sun , last half hour clouds came in
56 species

Highland Tinamou  1     HO
Band-tailed Pigeon  5
White-tipped Dove  1
Chiriqui Quail-Dove  1
White-collared Swift  1
Lesser Violetear  4     4 seen heard more songs
White-throated Mountain-gem  2
Scintillant Hummingbird  2
Violet Sabrewing  5
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird  1
White-tailed Emerald  2
Black Vulture  2
Ornate Hawk-Eagle  1     soaring + song
Red-tailed Hawk  1 (immature)

Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl  1  
Resplendent Quetzal  2
Northern Emerald-Toucanet  1
Acorn Woodpecker  7
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Barred Parakeet  X     HO flew over
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  1     HO
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  1
Lineated Foliage-gleaner  1
Three-wattled Bellbird  5     heard more , all over.. 2 young males were chasing each other too far  for picture..still loads of food for them, unusual for this time of year
Barred Becard  1
Mountain Elaenia  6
Dark Pewee  2

Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Yellowish Flycatcher  3
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     + song
Brown-capped Vireo  2
Ochraceous Wren  2
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  3
Black-faced Solitaire  2     + song
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  1     HO call
Swainson's Thrush  2     first ones this season
Mountain Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  5     together in a berry tree, very high up for this Thrush (1900 m)
Golden-browed Chlorophonia  3
Elegant Euphonia  3
Yellow-bellied Siskin  6
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     HO
Common Chlorospingus  2
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch  4
Rufous-collared Sparrow  2
White-naped Brushfinch  1

golden crowned Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Flame-throated Warbler  2

Blackburnian Warbler  1
Black-cheeked Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler  7
Slate-throated Redstart  2
Flame-colored Tanager  4
Silver-throated Tanager  3
Yellow-faced Grassquit  3

Saturday, September 14, 2019

and so... September began

Hello everybody, September did start already...oh my gosh time flies. I just had the idea that I said goodbye to the nice migrant birds black striped Warbler and black burnian Warbler and "boom" there they are back ... probably they are still migrating (transient) and going on to the south...

Last week I did go to see shore birds, of course migrants there...
I was hoping for Dickcissels, yes that would be a new bird for me... my husband Hans did say to me that they are not existing 😆 , because I did have "bad" luck with this bird to see him for years and years....
This time ( Wednesday 11th of September) I had a good feeling. Hans and I were surrounded in the late afternoon by rice fields in David and we did see huge groups of small yellowish birds... no way.. Dickcissels!!!

So exciting!
After 15 minutes I was checking out Wilson's Phalaropes...
did hear a big group Dickcissels flying over very close above my head... it looked like they did want to say... yes we do exist!!!!😉

I love the rice fields, specially the sounds of all the peeps, Sandpipers, Yellowlegs, Lapwings and so on... probably also I love that because my "Dutch blood". Of course the Netherlands does have a lot of water/ wetlands and beaches. When I am a little bit homesick... we love to go to that area.
This time of year it is a harder time to ID the shorebirds a matter of is hard work.
All the different plumages...fortunately this ruddy Turnstone was still in his breeding plumage, easy ID
and then this molting little blue Heron...I can say it is a juvenile..he is almost there....
.....then suddenly in the scope 2 blue winged Teals, always a nice gift...
and a huge amount of black bellied whistling Ducks around us
We did stay in in that area until it was dark, very cool was that in the darkness you hear all the different frogs and do see night Herons flying by...also 1 Owl, but that was too fast for ID , very white...maybe a Barn Owl or Striped Owl... 
Well we have to go back ...soon!!! It was a fun late afternoon and night.
I did go also to that area two days before with Ann  and I will add down below the lists of these two fun outings.
Greetings from Terry
David Rice fields, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 8, 2019 7:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     partly clouds
73 species (+7 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  20     approx
Pale-vented Pigeon  1
Plain-breasted Ground Dove  1
Ruddy Ground Dove  20     approx
White-tipped Dove  1
Smooth-billed Ani  5
Smooth-billed/Groove-billed Ani  6
Green-crowned Brilliant  1     juv...chased away by scaly throated Hummingbird
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird  1
hummingbird sp.  2     chasing each other
Common Gallinule  1
Purple Gallinule  2
Black-necked Stilt  20     approx
Southern Lapwing  6
Wilson's Plover  1
Semipalmated Plover  3
Northern Jacana  12
Least Sandpiper  2
Pectoral Sandpiper  2   
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper  1
peep sp.  3
Wilson's Phalarope  7
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  3
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Wood Stork  6
Anhinga  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  20     approx
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  7
Cattle Egret  50     approx
Green Heron  7
White Ibis  12
Roseate Spoonbill  1
Black Vulture  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture  2
Common Black Hawk  2
Savanna Hawk  5
Roadside Hawk  4
Belted Kingfisher  1
Amazon Kingfisher  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Crested Caracara  2
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Orange-chinned Parakeet  50     approx
Red-lored Parrot  4
Crimson-fronted Parakeet  20     approx
parrot sp.  6
Pale-breasted Spinetail  1
Common Tody-Flycatcher  3
Great Kiskadee  3
Social Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  5
Fork-tailed Flycatcher  6
Scrub Greenlet  1     HO
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  45     approx
Southern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Gray-breasted Martin  13
Barn Swallow  20     approx
House Wren  1
Tropical Mockingbird  2
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  1     heard song also
White-vented Euphonia  1
Eastern Meadowlark  4
Red-breasted Meadowlark  7
Orchard Oriole  1
Bronzed Cowbird  20
Great-tailed Grackle  100     approx
Yellow Warbler  1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  1     probably yellow Warbler 1th year... brownish, also in tail
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Blue-black Grassquit  X
Morelet's Seedeater  4
Bananaquit  2

Playa La Barqueta, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 8, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     cloudy
24 species

Ruddy Ground Dove  4
White-tipped Dove  1
Veraguan Mango  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  1
Black-bellied Plover  2
Whimbrel  3
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Sanderling  6
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Willet  1
Laughing Gull  5
Royal Tern  6
Magnificent Frigatebird  5
Anhinga  1
Neotropic Cormorant  3
Brown Pelican  40     approx
Osprey  1
Roadside Hawk  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Tropical Kingbird  1
Tropical Mockingbird  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Yellow-bellied Seedeater  1

David Rice fields, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 11, 2019 4:30 PM - 7:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 kilometer(s)
Comments:     2 spots , partly clouds, quiet weather.Did not count exact numbers this time...
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  100     approx
Blue-winged Teal  2
Pale-vented Pigeon  1
Plain-breasted Ground Dove  1
Ruddy Ground Dove  7
Common Gallinule  1
Purple Gallinule  2
Black-necked Stilt  25
Black-bellied Plover  2
Southern Lapwing  40     all over , at least 40
Wilson's Plover  1
Semipalmated Plover  3
Northern Jacana  12
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Least Sandpiper  30     approx
Western Sandpiper  1
peep sp.  3
Wilson's Phalarope  13   
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Wood Stork  45
Neotropic Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  45     approx
Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Cattle Egret  50     approx
Green Heron  2
Black-crowned/Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  5     flew by in the dark
White Ibis  15
Roseate Spoonbill  6
Turkey Vulture  2
Savanna Hawk  1
Roadside Hawk  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Crested Caracara  2
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Orange-chinned Parakeet  25     approx in tree
Red-lored Parrot  2
Brown-throated Parakeet  30     approx
Common Tody-Flycatcher  1
Social Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  2
Fork-tailed Flycatcher  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  50     all over..approx
Bank Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  20     approx
House Wren  2
Tropical Mockingbird  1
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Red-breasted Meadowlark  1
Great-tailed Grackle  200     approx
Dickcissel  600     3 x big groups + flight calls
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Blue-black Grassquit  7

Friday, September 6, 2019

checking out striped Owl

Hello everybody, we were visiting tonight our friends and we did see the striped Owl , very cool.
Next time I will not "zoom" in too much , I was just trying to get him closer...but it was already too dark

Greetings from Terry

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Highland Tinamou roosting place

Hans  and I did go this late afternoon to the cloud forest , the planning was to see and hear some Owls and probably there is a Oilbird in that area, because a colleague  birdwatcher (thanks:) ) did give me a tip that they found last weekend feathers of the Oilbird. So up to the cloud forest... unfortunately heavy rain and thunderstorm last we returned earlier then we thought... but we did see a highland Tinamou roosting and more, so that was nice.
Greetings from Terry

The list of tonight:
Highland Tinamou  3     2 heard 1 seen... roosting(7.15pm) too dark for picture , but video turned out fine
Black Guan  1  .. smaller size, prob. Juvenile very fluffy head feathers
Lesser Violetear  3
Talamanca Hummingbird  1
Violet Sabrewing  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Resplendent Quetzal  1
Prong-billed Barbet  1     HO song
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  1     HO
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  1
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner  1
Lineated Foliage-gleaner  3     feeding immature
Streak-breasted Treehunter  1
Spotted Barbtail  2
Red-faced Spinetail  2
White-throated Spadebill  1
Eye-ringed Flatbill  1     heard more
Tufted Flycatcher  2
Dark Pewee  2
Yellowish Flycatcher  1
Black Phoebe  1
Brown-capped Vireo  3
Ochraceous Wren  1
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  3
Black-faced Solitaire  1     heard more songs
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  1
Turdus sp.  1     look like shape of ruddy capped, foraging on ground in the darkness
Common Chlorospingus  3
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch  1
Rufous-collared Sparrow  1
Golden-crowned Warbler  2
Flame-colored Tanager  2
Blue Seedeater  3     feeding young
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Cherrie's)  3
Silver-throated Tanager  7
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  1

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Nephila clavipes golden silk spider alley

Hello everybody, well today 31th of July was my day off and day out, this time with Ann. We decided to go to the peninsula Burica. I was out of my bed at 3.40am...was happy it was 3.40am(yes call me crazy), eat my breakfast. Hans was feeding the animals later that day so I had an easy morning...only drinking coffee and eating my breakfast. Then to Ann, she was driving this time...
Really enjoyed the 2 hour drive, beautiful mist on meadows..did remind me of Autumn in Holland...
Only a little bit more tropical trees:)
We did start with a nice gray necked Hawk , bathing in the sun.
Did like the ladders that they put over the roads for the Monkeys and Sloths crossing the roads
The Howler Monkeys are very happy on the peninsula, so much fruit!

We visited different areas and spots..the seabirds were slow...except the brown Pelicans...

We did walk a trail in the forest later that day, because it was fast very warm and birds are, like us, hiding in brushes. As you see ...there were a lot of silk Spiders on the trail, so much that we took a video to give you an impression .
It's a harmless Spider, but it is kind of spooky to get spiderwebs in your face, with such a big spider in it. The trail was pretty need, beautiful trees and brush and birds. The black bellied Wrens were singing a lot. Chestnut backed Antbirds and black hooded Ant shrikes were singing and pretty active.
We did see a nest, thought it was old, but there was an immature bird(and egg) in it... I wonder if it will survive, the nest was really a bad nest... we were after 4 hours hungry..did wait on a far distance 15 minutes..but  no parents we don't know what kind of  bird, have to do some research....
 It was a good day...totally different world (and birds) and so close to our farm in Boquete....thats one of the fun parts of living in Panama.
Down below the list of today,
greetings from Terry
from PTP to Limones school, av de las arenas, several stops, Chiriquí, PANAMA
Jul 31, 2019 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Historical
Comments:     sun some clouds  several stops... beach, forest,meadow
58 species (+1 other taxa)

Crested Guan  1
Pale-vented Pigeon  2
Ruddy Ground-Dove  X
White-tipped Dove  3
Smooth-billed Ani  X
Common Pauraque  2
Stripe-throated Hermit  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Magnificent Frigatebird  1
Brown Pelican  X
Cattle Egret  2
Green Heron  2
White Ibis  3
Black Vulture  X
Turkey Vulture  1
Gray-lined Hawk  1
Lesson's Motmot  1
Ringed Kingfisher  2
Green Kingfisher  1
Yellow-throated Toucan  4
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Yellow-headed Caracara  X
Orange-chinned Parakeet  X
Yellow-crowned Parrot  X
Brown-throated Parakeet  X
Black-hooded Antshrike  6     approx
Chestnut-backed Antbird  1
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet  1     HO
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet  1     HO
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher  1
Common Tody-Flycatcher  1
Great Kiskadee  X
Social Flycatcher  1
Streaked Flycatcher  1
Tropical Kingbird  X
Orange-collared Manakin  1
Scrub Greenlet  1
Gray-breasted Martin  X
Mangrove Swallow  1     ..prob. more  seen from car, more swallows in sky
swallow sp.  X
House Wren  X
Black-bellied Wren  3     approx, heard all over
Isthmian Wren  1     HO
Riverside Wren  1
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  2
Black-striped Sparrow  1
Great-tailed Grackle  X
Scarlet-rumped Tanager  2
Blue-gray Tanager  4
Palm Tanager  2
Golden-hooded Tanager  3
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3
Blue-black Grassquit  1
Variable Seedeater  2
Yellow-bellied Seedeater  X
Bananaquit  3
Buff-throated Saltator  2