Category Archive: Central America

My first birding century! I got over 100 birds today in Panama.

HUGE day birding today. We’re still in the Chiriqui province near Cerro Punta. Ito took us to Hartman’s Coffee Farm in the area where there are loads of trees. The plantation is the… Continue reading

First full day birding Panama: Loads of birds! Tons of lifers!

It was a big day of birding today. We had breakfast at 6:30 then met our guide, Ito, and headed just up the road past where we are staying to the cabins, also… Continue reading

Birding in Cerro Punta, Panama: Seven Lifers in Seven Minutes

We’ve been in Panama for six days now. The first day was a city tour in Panama City with our private tour guide, Fernando. (See my other blog for details on that day.)… Continue reading

Resources for our Panama Birding Adventure

Before when I would vacation, the only resources I would need were travel guides. You don’t have to do a lot of research when you just want to hang out at a pool… Continue reading

Birding Mountain Pine Ridge in Belize

When Steve and I spent two weeks in Belize a couple of years ago (one week on Ambergris Caye scuba diving and the next week at Crystal Paradise Resort in the Cayo district… Continue reading

How I’m planning our Panama birding adventure

Just ask my husband. One of my favorite things to do on this planet is planning a trip. Secretly, I’d love to be a travel writer and maybe someday I might. But for… Continue reading

Extreme Birding

Usually when I tell people that my husband and I are birders I often get an exchange that goes something like this: Other person: “Excuse me, did you say, birder? What’s that?” Me:… Continue reading

House wars: Pale-billed Woodpecker vs. White-fronted Parrots

While we were staying at the resort, Crystal Paradise in Belize last year, Steve and I were in the outdoor dining area chatting with some of the other birders staying at the resort when all… Continue reading

Okay, call me lazy. But I prefer canoeing over walking.

I hate walking. And that was before I had my accident last year. To be a really good birder, in my opinion, you need to be willing to stand for long periods of… Continue reading