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Day 5: A relaxing day in Boquete

rain 72 °F

Hi all,

After many busy days in Panama City and traveling, it was nice to have a relaxing day in Boquete. The scenery is magnificent! High mountainous hills, wrapped in foggy cloud forest and dotted with beautiful farms frame the dominating Volcan Baru, the highest mountain in Panama. Did you know that it used to have a snow cap?

Speaking of snow caps, there is a hummingbird called a Snowcap that lives in Boquete that I would like to see. It is one of the tiniest birds on the world, and it is all an iridescent purple color except for a pure white cap on its head, hence its name.

Anyway, today was a beautiful, albeit rainy day. Our family relaxed for most of the day, but we did take a short loop drive around the nearby Volcan Baru National Park. It was rainy then, so we sadly didn't see any birds.

There were a few birds around our place, however, so here are a few photos I took of them. Enjoy!

Great Kiskadee

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Slate-throated Redstart (male)

House Wren

Red-crowned Woodpecker

Black Phoebe

Elegant Euphonia

Summer Tanager (female)

Wilson's Warbler (male)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak pair

Here is the bird list for today, with life birds indicated by ***these.

(excuse the nonexistent taxonomical order)

  • **Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush

Blue-gray Tanager

  • **White-winged Tanager
  • **Flame-colored Tanager

Summer Tanager
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Black Phoebe
House Wren
Red-tailed Hawk
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

  • **Yellow-billed Siskin

Slate-throated Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Gray Catbird
Black-bellied Hummingbird
Scintillant Hummingbird

  • **Violet Sabrewing
  • **Green Violet-ear
  • **Elegant Euphonia

Red-crowned Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Great-tailed Grackle
Great Kiskadee

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Posted by skwclar 16:39 Archived in Panama

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Hi Henry,
i can tell you are having a great trip.How many birds have you seen in your life?
Good Birding,Eddie

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