Saturday, May 9, 2015

9th of May 2015 global big day on Finca Batipa and Boquete

Today we head to Batipa on the  Pacific coast...with 6 other birders. The owner of the farm Batipa , Mr Rios was joining us . Third time I was on the farm... last time was in March 2006..time flies.
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 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

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