Tag Archive: Panama

A lesson in Birding without recordings in Boquete, Panama

Panama Days 4 and 5 Bird song recordings. Some use them and others don’t. When we were in Boquete, Panama, our guide, Terry—a resident expat from The Netherlands— doesn’t. We had been birding… Continue reading

Panama Day 3: Mixed flocks bring mixed blessings

This post has it all: Lots of bird and mammal photos in a gallery below, a video of Steve and I (only 40 seconds long, guys!), and our bird list at the very… Continue reading

Panama Day 2: Birding in a group where styles don’t mix

Our first day in El Valle, Panama at Canopy Lodge only called for a 6:30 a.m. breakfast, which is not too early by birding standards. In fact, some might suggest that was a… Continue reading

It’s not a race. Panama Day 1: Metropolitan Nature Park

Right on the edge of Panama City is the Metropolitan Nature Park, which is just over 600 hectares. We didn’t need to be at Canopy Lodge until late afternoon so we decided to… Continue reading

When birds make me complain-y

You travel hundreds–or even thousands–of miles, and no matter how long you wait for them, they turn their backs on you. They’ll sit there, looking the wrong direction, wondering when you’re going to… Continue reading

A girl in pursuit of army ants. (Actually, I didn’t want to seem like a wimp.)

We had just left the Canopy Tower in Panama and were driving down the steep winding road when Steve slowed our car down as we approached a truck that was pulled over to… Continue reading

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