Tuesday, March 27, 2018

golden hooded Tanagers eating cecropia beans

Hello everybody....A lot of work and  birding outings lately, so for now only a short video of the golden hooded Tanagers today.

Down below the bird list of today and after Easter then I will post another story.

Happy Easter!!

Greetings from Terry


Bird list 27th of March
little Tinamou heard only(HO)

great Egret

black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

yellow headed Caracara

broad winged Hawk

Swallow tailed Kite

pale vented Pigeon

white tipped Dove

ruddy ground Dove

brown throated Parakeet

Squirrel Cuckoo

striped Cuckoo HO

Vaux's Swift

snowy bellied Hummingbird

rufous tailed Hummingbird

Lesson's Motmot

green Kingfisher

fiery billed Aracari fast in flight

red crowned Woodpecker

pale breasted Spinetail HO

Woodcreeper sp

dusky Antbird female

southern beardless Tyrannulet

lesser Elaenia

yellow bellied Elaenia HO

ochre bellied Flycatcher

torrent Tyrannulet

paltry Tyrannulet

common tody Flycatcher (Terry)

western Wood Pewee

black Phoebe

great Kiskadee

dusky capped Flycatcher HO

social Flycatcher

streaked Flycatcher

Piratic Flycatcher HO

tropical Kingbird

fork tailed Flycatcher

masked Tityra

orange collared Manakin

yellow green Vireo

red eyed Vireo

lesser Greenlet HO

scrub Greenlet HO

black chested Jay HO

southern rough winged Swallow

gray breasted Martin

Isthmian Wren

House Wren

American Dipper

orange billed Nightingale Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

clay colored Thrush

tropical Mockingbird

Tennessee Warbler

yellow Warbler

chestnut sided Warbler

black throated green Warbler

slate throated Redstart HO

rufous capped Warbler

buff rumped Warbler

gray headed Tanager

Cherrie's Tanager

crimson collared Tanager

blue gray Tanager

bay headed Tanager

golden hooded Tanager

blue Dacnis

green Honeycreeper

red legged Honeycreeper

streaked Saltator

buff throated Saltator

Bananaquit HO

blue black Grassquit

variable Seedeater

yellow faced Grassquit

black striped Sparrow

red crowned Ant Tanager

rose breasted Grosbeak

blue black Grosbeak

eastern Meadowlark HO

great tailed Grackle

yellow billed Cacique

crested Oropendola

yellow crowned Euphonia HO

tawny capped Euphonia

lesser Goldfinch

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tennessee Warbler song 11 March 2018 in Boquete Panama and more pictures and story

Hello everybody, yes it is March...I did survive busy February! looking back to a great birding month. I did go a few times alone and quite a bit with birders out of the States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Panama, France, Germany, Portugal.
On the last day of February, I was with birders from France, what a great trip. I never forget anymore , when they did see 2 female tiny scintillant Hummingbirds(6.5 to 8 cm, 2.6 to 3.1 in) fighting with each other in front of our faces. They look to eachother with faces of unbelieve and surprise...and said to each other ...NO WAY this is a lie! :)
I know...it is almost not real to see those tiny Hummers... every time it is a miracle!!!
Here some pictures from February until now (you can click on the picture to enlarge)... I cannot believe that time flies so fast!!!
                                            Summer in the mountains:
                                             Red legged Honeycreeper:
                                           Hans and I were 2 days ago in Caldera, just a late afternoon
                                           clouds above the continental divide:
                                            Also we had a short visit in Dolega, did see this
                                            green Iguana:
                                           This short tailed Hawk was sitting in the bright sun
                                            1800 m altitude:
                                          Acorn Woodpeckers in the mist 1950 m:
                                          Birding on my own... white crowned Parrot 600m :
                                          Good sightings of resplendent Quetzales,
                                          a lot of fruit for them this year:
                                           And in a late afternoon Hans and I were up the
                                           Volcan Baru 7000'/ 2133m:

I am still thinking back with a smile of our day on the Volcano with the Audubon group late January, as the day of yesterday. I got this nice picture of  W. Adsett...thanks !

And so March is rolling and more trips and birds to come. Enjoying the migrating birds...I am waiting for the big groups of Hawks flying over. 
So this afternoon a singing Tennessee Warbler male , see video in this blog. So exciting! 
First time for me to hear a Tennessee Warbler singing in the 20 years we lived here. 
I did hear also 2 weeks ago already a black and white Warbler singing  and a American Redstart, that is a kind of normal to hear them in this time of year.
The chestnut sided Warblers males are changing their plumage, love to see that. And like to see the faces of some American birders when they don't recognize their own birds. They look a kind of weird with their not complete Summer plumage... 
Down below our balcony list of this afternoon, wine and birds and some clouds came in , so we were hoping for some rain...but no did not happen... 
Greetings from Terry

Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Mar 11, 2018 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     warm , clouds, balcony
45 species

Gray-headed Chachalaca  1     HO
Cattle Egret  3
Broad-winged Hawk  1     + song
White-tipped Dove  1     + song
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Blue-headed Parrot  2
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1     HO somewhere in forest
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  1
Mountain Elaenia  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1     + call
Bright-rumped Attila  1     HO in forest
Tropical Kingbird  1
Lance-tailed Manakin  1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Yellow-green Vireo  2
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     + song
Rufous-and-white Wren  1     + song
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  5     + song
White-throated Thrush  1     + call
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  8     approx. 1 singing male, very unusual and for me for the first time I hear a Tennessee Warbler song https://youtu.be/0d-RRsisnfI
American Redstart  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  3
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Red-legged Honeycreeper  5
Buff-throated Saltator  2
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Rufous-collared Sparrow  1     + song
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  1     first year male (southern)
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  2     heard more
Thick-billed Euphonia  4     checking out a spot to make a nest
Elegant Euphonia  2
Lesser Goldfinch  3

Friday, February 23, 2018

respendent Quetzal Boquete Panama

Never get bored with seeing a resplendent Quetzal.

Greetings Terry


Thursday, February 22, 2018

resplendent Quetzales, very active 22th of February 2018

Hello All, this season  I do see a lot of fruit on the trees for the Quetzales and three wattled Bellbirds.
The Quetzales are at this moment pretty active and even I did hear from guest about sightings of nest building.
So here a picture(s) of this morning, a little Quiz (first picture)...where is the bird :) (Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Greetings from Terry

Monday, February 12, 2018

red crowned Woodpecker eating Banana flower

Hello all, just a short video of the red crowned Woodpecker , I hope I can post a new story next week, it's now too busy. Greetings  from Terry


Thursday, February 1, 2018

nice birding trips and as a bonus a trip to the summit of Volcan Baru

Hello all, a busy time behind me, guests in the cottages, birding trips and Hans also quite a bit of trips. January was a good month for us... up to even a busier February. I was invited to go on a trip with other Audubon (Panama) members on a trip to the summit of the Volcano on the 29th of January. And so I did!  Wauw...it was 21 years ago that I was there, feels like yesterday....

2th of November 1997 me and Hans were on the summit, we were with a nice group of Panamanians from Panama city:
And last 29th of January 2018 I was on the summit with this nice group of different country's, all bird people; English, USA, Panama, Holland , all living in Panama:
Around 1pm we drove up (yes not hiking...) , did stop in a few areas.
Did see the Timberline Wrens and other highland birds.
Timberline Wren was a new bird for me . What a cuty! 
We did see a nice Quetzal, they were quite busy with their calls and songs.
But one of my highlights of the trip was the Volcano Junco.
I did miss that one 21 years ago...

Yes that was a new bird too for me.
I had a very good view on them . Of course did enjoy the view and sunset.
The trip downhill is around 3 hours and of course bumpy. 
We had a few stops on the way down. I love to stand still in the dark and did enjoy the full moon and the beautiful forest.
I am not so crazy with recordings, so for me was seeing the unspotted saw-whet Owl not so magic.
Happy for the other birders that they did see the little rare Owl (we did see 2 and 1 heard ...probably a pair what was answering each other, so that is good to know) and we did have also a good look on the endemic dusky Nightjar.

The next morning I did have a birding trip with two very new birdwatchers. Was still hyper from the day before . Specially the man.. he was really a birdwatcher, he did figure that out . I think he is hooked!!!
We did see great birds...even a highland Tinamou, very cute Spotted Woodquails, with their crest high up! and a good sighting of  a three wattled Bellbird

I will add the list of these two days, down below... 
Greetings from Terry!
a link to a short video about driving up the summit, to get an idea...

Volcán Barú Road, Chiriquí, PA
Jan 29, 2018 2:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Historical
Comments:     several stops on the road
54 species

Black Guan  1
Black Vulture  3
Lesser Violetear  3     heard more
Talamanca Hummingbird  2
Fiery-throated Hummingbird  4
Volcano Hummingbird  2     did not count , heard more
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird  1
Resplendent Quetzal  2
Orange-bellied Trogon  2
Acorn Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Sulphur-winged Parakeet  5     approx group flew over, did not count
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  1     HO
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  1
Ruddy Treerunner  2
Mountain Elaenia  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  2
Tufted Flycatcher  1
Dark Pewee  1
Yellowish Flycatcher  2
Black-capped Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     HO
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Yellow-winged Vireo  1
Brown-capped Vireo  3
Ochraceous Wren  1
Timberline Wren  4
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  2
Black-faced Solitaire  1
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1     HO
Mountain Thrush  2
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher  1     heard more
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Flame-throated Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Black-cheeked Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  4
Slate-throated Redstart  2
Collared Redstart  3
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Slaty Flowerpiercer  1
Peg-billed Finch  1
Yellow-faced Grassquit  1
Sooty-capped Chlorospingus  6     approx
Common Chlorospingus  1
Rufous-collared Sparrow  4
Large-footed Finch  3
Yellow-thighed Finch  2
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  1
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Elegant Euphonia  1

Volcán Barú summit, Chiriquí, PA
Jan 29, 2018 6:10 PM - 7:00 PM
Protocol: Historical
Comments:     1 C, wind
2 species

Sooty Thrush  3
Volcano Junco  5

Volcán Barú Road, Chiriquí, PA
Jan 29, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Protocol: Historical
2 species

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl  3     2 birds calling to each other
Dusky Nightjar  1

alto Quiel, Chiriquí, PA
Jan 30, 2018 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     drizzel sun, clouds 1800 meter alt.
42 species

Highland Tinamou  1
Spotted Wood-Quail  2
Black Vulture  3
Short-tailed Hawk  1
Short-billed Pigeon  1
Green-fronted Lancebill  1
Lesser Violetear  3
Talamanca Hummingbird  1
Fiery-throated Hummingbird  2
Scintillant Hummingbird  2
Red-headed Barbet  2
Acorn Woodpecker  2
Sulphur-winged Parakeet  12
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  1
Spotted Barbtail  1
Red-faced Spinetail  1
Tufted Flycatcher  2
Dark Pewee  2
Yellowish Flycatcher  3
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Three-wattled Bellbird  2     heard 1 seen 1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     HO
Brown-capped Vireo  1
Ochraceous Wren  2
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  3
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  1
Mountain Thrush  4
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Flame-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  4
Slate-throated Redstart  3
Collared Redstart  1
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Yellow-faced Grassquit  1
Yellow-thighed Finch  3
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  2
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  2
Yellow-bellied Siskin  2