I did see a lot of yellow billed Cotinga's at that time , but not today...but the black hooded Antshrike was a lifer for me.
It was a hot day, bright sun and around 10 am it started to slow down.
Believe me , even the Panamanian birders were sweating!
very early the blue hooded Parrots, brushing up their feathers, ready for the big day...
Not a bird..but fun too see..
Boat billed Heron , new bird on the Batipa farm:
great trees all over!
And so the bird list..it was fun and great company!
Little Tinamou 1 heard a lot, not seen Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2 Cattle Egret 20 for sure more then 20, in breeding plumage.. Boat-billed Heron 1 according to the owner of Finca Batipa, Mr. Rios, new bird for the farm list Black Vulture 20 more then 20 Turkey Vulture 3 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 yes indeed rare in that area(low land), but for sure 1 (only 1 was flying above a small lake) Common Black Hawk 2 1 on nest 1 just sitting in a tree Roadside Hawk 2 Gray-necked Wood-Rail 1 Southern Lapwing 1 Pale-vented Pigeon 2 Ruddy Ground-Dove 2 Groove-billed Ani 2 Vaux's Swift 10 Garden Emerald 1 Scaly-breasted Hummingbird 2 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 3 Black-throated Trogon 1 only heard Fiery-billed Aracari 1 Keel-billed Toucan 1 Red-crowned Woodpecker 10 Lineated Woodpecker 1 only heard Crested Caracara 1 Yellow-headed Caracara 2 Orange-chinned Parakeet 7 seen , but heard more Blue-headed Parrot 5 Yellow-crowned Parrot 10 more then 10... Brown-throated Parakeet 6 Black-hooded Antshrike 1 heard more, but did see one female very good(lifer for me! Cocoa Woodcreeper 1 only heard several times Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 Yellow Tyrannulet 1 Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet 2 Lesser Elaenia 2 Ochre-bellied Flycatcher 1 Sepia-capped Flycatcher 1 Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant 1 all over , did see one , but heard much more Common Tody-Flycatcher 2 Bright-rumped Attila 1 Great Kiskadee 2 Boat-billed Flycatcher 1 Social Flycatcher 2 Streaked Flycatcher 4 Piratic Flycatcher 2 Tropical Kingbird 5 Lance-tailed Manakin 1 heard all over the farm Masked Tityra 2 Yellow-green Vireo 1 did see one , but heard more Lesser Greenlet 1 Gray-breasted Martin 2 House Wren 2 Tropical Gnatcatcher 4 Clay-colored Thrush 5 Crimson-backed Tanager 3 Blue-gray Tanager 6 Palm Tanager 1 Red-legged Honeycreeper 3 Variable Seedeater 1 Yellow-faced Grassquit 2 Buff-throated Saltator 3 Orange-billed Sparrow 1 heard Eastern Meadowlark 2 Great-tailed Grackle 4 maybe more Crested Oropendola 6 maybe more Yellow-crowned Euphonia 5 Thick-billed Euphonia 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23332409
Oh and in the late afternoon , still had some energy for an hour to check out some birds on our farm in the forest...I love the highlands, love the temperature