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Day 4: We arrive in Boquete

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Hi all,

After a short, smooth flight from Panama City, our family arrived in Boquete. It is a beautiful part of Panama that is essentially comprised of high mountains blanketed in foggy cloud forest. Here are a few bird photos from today:

Juvenile Red-legged Honeycreeper

Juvenile Red-legged Honeycreeper and female White-vented Plumeleteer

Male Shining Honeycreeper


Great Kiskadee

Slate-throated Redstart (male)

Summer Tanager (female)

Rufous-collared Sparrow and Black-and-White Warbler

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Here is the list of bird species positively identified today (excuse the nonexistent taxonomical order):

  • **Indicates a life bird (a bird that I have never seen before)

Great Kiskadee
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler

  • **Painted Redstart

Wilson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler

  • **Mangrove Swallow

Bank Swallow
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Great Egret

  • **Cattle Egret
  • **Blue Ground-dove
  • **Roadside Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Great-tailed Grackle

  • **Rufous-collared Sparrow

Summer Tanager

  • **Black-bellied Hummingbird
  • **Scintillant Hummingbird

Hopefully we will be able to look for the Resplendent Quetzal some time soon.

Stay tuned!


Posted by skwclar 17:10 Archived in Panama

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I still remember the 1st time I learned what a resplendent quetzal was...reading Animal ABC. I can't wait for you to sight one.

by Kerri Druckmiller

Hi Henry,
I love your photos and I am hoping you have had a great trip i just wanted to let you know that the PAINTED REDSTART is a SLATE THROATED REDSTART. I wanted to tell you that because you can see painted redstart in arizona and slate throated redstart are very rare in NA. Hope you have a great trip!!!!!!!!


by Eddie Kasper

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