The medicinal effect of birding Antelope Island

I need another vacation. I know, I know. Panama was just a little over a month ago, but it seems like an eternity ago. So, after a couple of tough weeks at the… Continue reading

A Barn Owl and a Porcupine walked into a bar…

I was all prepared to post about nests. In fact, I was mostly done writing, but as I was transferring photos from the Nikon to the computer this morning–photos Steve took a couple… 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

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