A lot of nesting birds, singing birds.A nice time to be outside and have that "spring feeling"
This morning I did go to an lower altitude area (700m) where it rains more in the dry season, so still green fields.
It was a great birding morning on my own.
Last Sunday I did go high up in the mountains, the day before I was with other birders on the same trail (see list down below).. it was slower.
I love to be on that trail, I brought my dog, he is getting such a good birdwatcher dog. He stayed behind or next to me and every time when I make a step, he is doing that too.
I was standing next to the river and thought...it is been ages that I did see a green fronted Lancebill..and as these thoughts were going through my mind...he was there! Catching flies above the river.
Sweet! You can also watch a small video on Tinamou cottage Facebook
Sendero Culebra, Chiriquí, PA Apr 17, 2016 7:30 AM - 10:45 AM 1.0 kilometer(s) Comments: partly cloudy 42 species Highland Tinamou 1 heard Red-tailed Hawk 1 Green-fronted Lancebill 1 White-throated Mountain-gem 2 Violet Sabrewing 1 Resplendent Quetzal 2 Prong-billed Barbet 3 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Silvery-fronted Tapaculo 1 heard Streak-headed Woodcreeper 2 Spot-crowned Woodcreeper 1 Streak-breasted Treehunter 1 Spotted Barbtail 1 Ruddy Treerunner 1 Red-faced Spinetail 2 Mountain Elaenia 5 Three-wattled Bellbird 1 Yellow-winged Vireo 2 Brown-capped Vireo 1 Blue-and-white Swallow 3 Ochraceous Wren 2 Gray-breasted Wood-Wren 2 American Dipper 3 Black-faced Solitaire 2 Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush 2 Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush 1 Swainson's Thrush 7 Mountain Thrush 8 Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher 3 Tropical Parula 1 Black-cheeked Warbler 4 Slate-throated Redstart 2 Spangle-cheeked Tanager 3 Silver-throated Tanager 4 Common Chlorospingus 2 Chestnut-capped Brushfinch 1 Rufous-collared Sparrow 3 Yellow-thighed Finch 2 Flame-colored Tanager 5 Black-thighed Grosbeak 2 Yellow-crowned Euphonia 1 Golden-browed Chlorophonia 8
This morning (19th of April) I did see great birds...my highlight was the yellow throated Euphonia... I did see him in a huge tree...I was eating my apple and was staring at him... first lazy...I thought it was a thick billed Euphonia...but then I thought the yellow patch on his head was smaller and then the call he made...mmm...Binoculars...that is not a thick billed...that is a yellow throated Euphonia. At home I did check all the sound tapes and yes a correct ID, great. Not a new bird for me...but a bird that I did not expect to see him there.
Quit a bit of Migrant Flycatchers, here a cute yellow bellied Flycatcher:
A good list this morning...
palma real, Chiriquí, PA Apr 19, 2016 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM 0.4 kilometer(s) Comments: first hour cloudy after that sunny..warm..open field and dense jungle 77 species (+1 other taxa) Little Tinamou 1 Cattle Egret 3 Black Vulture 3 Ruddy Ground-Dove 2 White-tipped Dove 4 Groove-billed Ani 3 White-collared Swift 5 Stripe-throated Hermit 2 Garden Emerald 1 Snowy-bellied Hummingbird 1 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 2 Gartered Trogon 1 Collared Trogon 1 heard Red-crowned Woodpecker 3 Yellow-headed Caracara 1 Laughing Falcon 1 Orange-chinned Parakeet 7 Brown-throated Parakeet 2 Barred Antshrike 3 2 heard 1 seen Streak-headed Woodcreeper 1 Yellow Tyrannulet 2 Yellow-bellied Elaenia 1 Ochre-bellied Flycatcher 2 Paltry Tyrannulet 1 Yellow-olive Flycatcher 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 with song Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Acadian Flycatcher 1 Willow Flycatcher 1 and song Bright-rumped Attila 1 Great Kiskadee 1 Social Flycatcher 1 Streaked Flycatcher 1 Tropical Kingbird 3 Fork-tailed Flycatcher 2 Masked Tityra 2 Red-eyed Vireo 3 Yellow-green Vireo 4 Black-chested Jay 1 Southern Rough-winged Swallow 3 Gray-breasted Martin 2 Barn Swallow 50 prob more, huge group House Wren 1 Rufous-breasted Wren 1 Stripe-breasted Wren 1 and song Tropical Gnatcatcher 2 Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush 3 Swainson's Thrush 30 seen at least 20, heard much more, they were everywhere Clay-colored Thrush 2 Mourning Warbler 2 Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 2 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Rufous-capped Warbler 2 White-lined Tanager 1 Cherrie's Tanager 3 Crimson-backed Tanager 3 in a group with Cherrie's Tanagers Blue-gray Tanager 2 Golden-hooded Tanager 3 Green Honeycreeper 2 Blue-black Grassquit 2 Thick-billed Seed-Finch 1 Variable Seedeater 3 White-collared Seedeater 1 and song Bananaquit 2 Yellow-faced Grassquit 2 Buff-throated Saltator 4 Streaked Saltator 2 Black-striped Sparrow 2 Orange-billed Sparrow 5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Eastern Meadowlark 1 Great-tailed Grackle 2 Crested Oropendola 2 Chestnut-headed Oropendola 1 singing all alone Yellow-crowned Euphonia 2 Yellow-throated Euphonia 1 Only 1 male, smaller yellow crown then the thick billed . And I was confused because of the call, I know the thick billed very good and this bird was for sure different. I had a good view on him. Later at home I listened to a lot of calls of both birds..thick billed and yellow throated Euphonia, I am sure of my ID. Unfortunately no picture. I hope to go back soon...
Bajo Mono, Chiriquí, PA Apr 16, 2016 7:15 AM - 8:25 AM Comments: partly clouds Black Vulture White-tipped Dove Long-billed Starthroat Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Red-crowned Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Elaenia Lesser Elaenia Mountain Elaenia Blue-and-white Swallow House Wren Swainson's Thrush Clay-colored Thrush White-throated Thrush Slate-throated Redstart Cherrie's Tanager Blue-gray Tanager Silver-throated Tanager Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Red-legged Honeycreeper Blue-black Grassquit Variable Seedeater females Yellow-faced Grassquit Buff-throated Saltator White-naped Brushfinch Flame-colored Tanager Bronzed Cowbird Yellow-crowned Euphonia Thick-billed Euphonia Lesser Goldfinch Sendero Culebra, Chiriquí, PA Apr 16, 2016 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM Comments: partly cloudy Black Vulture White-throated Mountain-gem female Emerald Toucanet Hairy Woodpecker Buffy Tuftedcheek Spotted Barbtail Ruddy Treerunner Red-faced Spinetail Mountain Elaenia Dark Pewee Brown-capped Vireo House Wren Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Black-faced Solitaire Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Swainson's Thrush Mountain Thrush Clay-colored Thrush Slate-throated Redstart Collared Redstart Spangle-cheeked Tanager Silver-throated Tanager Yellow-faced Grassquit Common bush Tanager Rufous-collared Sparrow Black-thighed Grosbeak Elegant Euphonia Golden-browed Chlorophonia Lesser Goldfinch