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panama city and gamboa trip list for june 13-17, 2003

2003-06-18 - 12:45 a.m.

All photos � 2003 by Roger Williams, all rights reserved

This page is the bird trip list. Click here to visit my Panama diary pages for a full trip report.

young yellow-headed caracara -- observe the bone-colored 
bill and the light nape We easily observed 90 species in a short period of time on our own in June. You could double (or better) the number of species by young common black hawk spending just a tad less time in the bar and the pool, using an expert bird guide, visiting in the dry season, and/or extending your trip to visit more habitats. We just wanted to see what we could do puttering around in the off season, with lots of time to relax and veg around the pool. I must say that I was extremely impressed by the accessibility of Panama's birds and other wildlife. There is always something to see.

Impressive new life birds for me included Rufescent Tiger-Heron, rufescent tiger-heron -- the photo doesn't do justice to 
the rich deep rufous color and subtle patterning of this elegant 
bird's wonderful plumage Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird, White-Vented Plumeteer, Yellow-Crowned Tyrannulet, Saffron Finch, Keel-Billed Toucan, and more.

While anyone who visits will spot an overwhelming number of bird species, the birder's patience and level of skill will determine how many you actually identify. At first, I was so overwhelmed by the sheer numbers that I sometimes threw up my hands over yet another confusing masked flycatcher and so turned my attention to species that I could identify quickly and easily. As I gained some familiarity with the birds, I was able to identity more birds more quickly. On my last morning at the Gamboa Resort, I was able to confidently identify 51 species, with time for a leisurely breakfast, a hot shower, and the usual packing up and checking out chores, so click here for that list. It was a great experience, and I would love to be able to visit again.

saffron finch Here's the trip list:

  1. Brown Pelican
  2. Neotropical Cormorant
  3. Anhinga
  4. Magnificent Frigatebird
  5. Rufescent Tiger-Heron
  6. Great Egret
  7. Snowy Egret
  8. Striated Heron
  9. Black-Crowned Night Heron
  10. Laughing Gull
  11. Black Vulture
  12. Turkey Vulture
  13. Black-Bellied Whistling Duck -- flighted, wild species
  14. Muscovy Duck -- flighted, wild species
  15. Common Black Hawk
  16. Mangrove Black Hawk
  17. Yellow-Headed Caracara
  18. Gray-Headed Chachalaca
  19. Purple Gallinule
  20. Common Moorhen
  21. Wattled Jacana
  22. Rock Dove
  23. Pale-Vented Pigeon
  24. Plain-Breasted Ground Dove
  25. Ruddy Ground Dove
  26. White-Tipped Dove
  27. Gray-Chested Dove
  28. Orange-Chinned Parakeet
  29. Red-Lored Amazon
  30. Greater Ani
  31. Common Pauraque
  32. Sapphire-Throated Hummingbird
  33. Blue Chested Hummingbird
  34. Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird
  35. White-Vented Plumeteer
  36. Black-Tailed Trogon
  37. Slaty-tailed Trogon
  38. Blue-Crowned Motmot
  39. Broad Billed Motmot
  40. Ringed Kingfisher
  41. Keel-Billed Toucan
  42. Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan
  43. Red-Crowned Woodpecker
  44. Cocoa or Buff-Throated Woodcreeper
  45. Black-Hooded Antshrike
  46. White-Bellied Antbird
  47. Southern Beardless Tyrannulet
  48. Yellow-Crowned Tyrannulet
  49. Common Tody-Flycatcher
  50. Black-Headed Tody-Flycatcher
  51. Panama Flycatcher
  52. Lesser Kiskadee
  53. Greater Kiskadee
  54. Rusty Margined Flycatcher
  55. Social Flycatcher
  56. Gray-Capped Flycatcher
  57. Streaked Flycatcher
  58. Tropical Kingbird
  59. Masked Tityra
  60. Scrub Greenlet
  61. Gray-Breasted Martin
  62. Mangrove Swallow
  63. Southern Rough-Winged Swallow
  64. Buff-Breasted Wren
  65. Plain Wren [update now Isthmian Wren]
  66. House Wren
  67. Clay-Colored Robin
  68. Tropical Mockingbird
  69. White shouldered Tanager
  70. White-Lined Tanager
  71. Red-Throated Ant-Tanager
  72. Crimson-Backed Tanager
  73. Blue-Gray Tanager
  74. Palm Tanager
  75. Yellow-Crowned Euphonia
  76. Thick-Billed Euphonia
  77. Plain-Colored Tanager
  78. Scarlet-Thighed Dacnis
  79. Blue Dacnis
  80. Red-Legged Honeycreeper
  81. Blue-Black Grassquit
  82. Variable Seedeater
  83. Yellow-Bellied Seedeater
  84. Lesser Seed-Finch
  85. Saffron Finch
  86. Black-Striped Sparrow
  87. Black-Headed Saltator
  88. Blue-Black Grosbeak
  89. Great-Tailed Grackle
  90. Bronzed Cowbird
confusing masked flycatchers included the social flycatcher 
with its olive back and faint wing bars

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