And so my sweet partner was out of his bed at 5.15am.. (he loves me a lot :) )
We did arrive early in Palo Seco area around 6.45 am (1200m to 600 m)
copy from Lonely Planet: "Set high in the Talamanca range, the 1600-sq-km Bosque Protector de Palo Seco is a lush cloud forest home to monkeys, sloths, armadillos and butterflies. Bird-watching is superb – keep an eye out for rarities such as the bat falcon, the wedge-billed woodcreeper and the golden-winged warbler. Unique to this area are ashy-throated bush-tanagers. It’s 29km south of Chiriquí Grande on the road to David (also called ‘Fortuna Rd’)."
It was still "cold", but when the sun came out, it warmed up and we did see and also heard...nice birds.
We did start with this cute little Flycatcher..rough legged Tyrannulet (Zeledoni):
a Thorntail male:
keel billed Toucan:
Collared Aracari, big group:
when we returned to Boquete , we could not resist to stop again in Palo seco, because I did see a mixed flock from the car;
A mixed flock with Emerald Tanager, silver throated Tanagers, chestnut sided Warblers, yellow Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo, was great.
Around 10am the clouds came in and it started to drizzle and we moved on to the Bocas del Toro side, where it rained also a little bit...we did not mind and did find our dry spots. Lovely to have only a temperature of 22 degrees C in Bocas(around 400m)...probably the people there were "freezing"
Checking out the river...
tricolored Heron... immature
on the way back towards Palo Seco...a nice Palm tree with Passerini Tanagers in the rain.....
almost home..taken from the car..
and very close to home on the Wilson's bridge.. the couple of Bat Falcons...a very nice "dessert" at the end of this beautiful day...
Reserva Forestal Palo Seco, Ngäbe-Buglé, PA Oct 31, 2015 6:45 AM - 10:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 5.0 kilometer(s) Comments: first Sunny, 18 C, later around 9.30 clouds and drizzel rain. 55 species (+1 other taxa) Black Vulture X Barred Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Ruddy Pigeon 1 Vaux's Swift X Green Hermit 1 Green Thorntail 3 Garden Emerald 1 Crowned Woodnymph (Violet-crowned Woodnymph) 1 Orange-bellied Trogon 1 heard Collared Trogon 1 heard Collared Aracari 8 in Cecropia tree, very good view (picture blog) Keel-billed Toucan 4 Red-crowned Woodpecker 2 Smoky-brown Woodpecker 1 Yellow-headed Caracara 1 Blue-headed Parrot 2 Sulphur-winged Parakeet 9 Silvery-fronted Tapaculo 1 heard Tawny-winged Woodcreeper 1 never did see this Woodcreeper on the continental divide road, but I had a good view and he did do his song Streak-breasted Treehunter 1 Rough-legged Tyrannulet (Zeledon's) 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 2 Western Wood-Pewee 3 calling to each other Tropical Pewee 1 Bright-rumped Attila 1 heard Tropical Kingbird 2 Philadelphia Vireo 1 Azure-hooded Jay 2 House Wren 1 Gray-breasted Wood-Wren X Clay-colored Thrush 1 Golden-winged Warbler 1 Tennessee Warbler 2 Mourning Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 Three-striped Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 1 Slate-throated Redstart 2 White-lined Tanager 1 Passerini's/Cherrie's Tanager 3 Blue-gray Tanager 2 Emerald Tanager 3 Silver-throated Tanager 2 Scarlet-thighed Dacnis 1 Green Honeycreeper 4 Bananaquit 2 Buff-throated Saltator 2 Common Chlorospingus 4 Scarlet-rumped Cacique 4 Yellow-crowned Euphonia 2 Tawny-capped Euphonia 5
rio Guarumo, Bocas del Toro, PA Oct 31, 2015 10:45 AM - 11:55 AM Protocol: Stationary Comments: cloudy and sometimes light rain, 24 C 39 species (+1 other taxa) Neotropic Cormorant 2 Great Egret 1 Snowy Egret 3 Tricolored Heron 1 Cattle Egret 5 Green Heron 1 Black Vulture X Roadside Hawk 1 American Coot 1 Northern Jacana 1 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Solitary Sandpiper 2 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Squirrel Cuckoo 1 Ringed Kingfisher 2 Amazon Kingfisher 2 Black-cheeked Woodpecker 1 Blue-headed Parrot 5 Streak-headed Woodcreeper 1 Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Panama Flycatcher 1 Great Kiskadee 2 Tropical Kingbird 3 Masked Tityra 2 Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Philadelphia Vireo 2 Black-chested Jay 3 House Wren 1 Clay-colored Thrush 1 Tropical Mockingbird 1 Prothonotary Warbler 1 Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Passerini's Tanager 3 Blue-gray Tanager 2 White-collared Seedeater 2 Buff-throated Saltator 2 Montezuma Oropendola 3 Yellow-crowned Euphonia 5
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