Category Archive: Central America

Oh little birds, why must you hide from me?

I’m into my fourth year of true “birding” and it’s taken awhile for me to really understand what a “rare bird” is, aside from someone just saying, “this is a rare bird.” I… Continue reading

Finding the Right Guide is No Accident: Interview with a Panamanian Bird Guide

I came down the stairs at the Canopy Bed and Breakfast where Steve and I were staying in Gamboa, Panama and found Steve and a stranger looking through binoculars at a bird in… Continue reading

Another Panama Bird Report. “Will it ever end?” you ask.

I’m not ready to let go of Panama just yet. What that means is that it seems as though my reporting about our two-week birding adventure in Panama just may go on forever.… Continue reading

It’s nesting season for the birds.

When I stumble upon a bird’s nest I’m always fascinated by how it’s constructed. Today, in fact, when Steve and I were out running errands we saw loads of barn swallows building nests… Continue reading

Tanagers of Panama. It’s like having a closet full of shoes.

When telling friends I was going to Panama to go birding, most of them thought Steve and I were going to be chasing down exotic birds like Toucans and Parrots. Of course, I… Continue reading

Hummingbirds of Panama

Who doesn’t like hummingbirds? They’re colorful, cute, the smallest of all the birds in the world, buzz around sounding like George Jetson, and can only be found in the Americas. Yep, that’s right. You… Continue reading

Adios, Panama

I hate goodbyes. We said “goodbye” to Ito in Cerro Punta, said “goodbye” to Beny yesterday after our last birding day with him and tomorrow we’ll be leaving Panama early and saying “goodbye”… Continue reading

Panama birding continues: Invasion of the army ants

So tired. Feet are hurting. I’ve got what seems like a gazillion mosquito bites (Why don’t they ever attack Steve?), and I’d love to skip today’s report. But I’m committed to all you… Continue reading

Don’t hate me, but I got 61 more “Lifers” while birding Panama

I’ve lost track of the days while here in Panama. Is it Wednesday? Thursday? Or is it a Tuesday? I honestly don’t know. When we picked up the car in Gamboa yesterday the… Continue reading

Another day of 100+ birds in Panama

Last night after we finished dinner I could hardly drag myself back to the suite, as I was so tired. We had another wonderful day birding, this time at Lagunas and then Barillas… Continue reading