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

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

Random Acts of Birding

It’s been a slow couple of weeks.  My husband has been out of the country on business and I’ve been home nursing a cold, so there’s not been much birding for us. Did… Continue reading

Sometimes birds just don’t cooperate. (Okay, most of the time.)

Last weekend my husband and I, along with my friend Jolie, headed up to Farmington Bay, which is just north of Salt Lake City for the annual  Bald Eagle Day.  Oh dear, it was… Continue reading

The Big Year on DVD: What I learned from the movie

Last week The Big Year came out on DVD, wedged in between GOP primaries and caucuses and just days before the Big Daddy-ist of all events: The Super Bowl. If you have Apple… 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