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Days 9 and 10: Bastimentos Island!

sunny 80 °F

Hi all,

Yesterday we travelled in a car, in another car, in a bus, in another bus, in a boat, in another boat, and FINALLY to the secluded Bastimentos Island near Bocas del Toro. We are renting a wonderful open house right on the beach with the Gulf of Mexico right at our fingertips! NOTE: Wifi is very spotty here so I may not be able to post on this blog every day.

Other than birds, I have seen creatures in the water such as sting rays (!!), lobsters, electric eels (!!), crabs, sea urchins, sea sponges, and starfish.

Now, to the birds. I have seen quite a few birds in these last two days, including the following that are pictured, and then listed. Enjoy!

Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush

Lesser Goldfinch (male)

Flame-colored Tanager (male)

Brown Pelican

Solitary Sandpiper

Yellow-throated Warbler (male)

Bananaquit (isn't that a funny name?!)

American Pygmy Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Montezuma Oropendola

Prothonotary Warbler

Here is the bird list. I am going to list the raptors first because I saw a great amount of them yesterday.

  • **Indicates a life bird

RAPTORS (birds of prey)

  • **Semiplumbeous Hawk

Roadside Hawk
Common Black-hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Bat Falcon
Yellow-headed Caracara

  • **Laughing Falcon

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture


Great-tailed Grackle
Ringed Kingfisher

  • **American Pygmy Kingfisher
  • **Least Grebe

Tropical Kingbird
Great Kiskadee
White-tipped Dove
Great Egret
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

  • **Bananaquit

Yellow-throated Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
House Wren

  • **Gray-breasted Martin

Blue-gray Tanager
Brown Pelican
Magnificent Frigatebird
Franklin's Gull
Laughing Gull

  • **Montezuma Oropendola

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

This means that now I have seen 425 species of birds, up from 418 two days ago.

Stay tuned and happy birding!


Posted by skwclar 04:31 Archived in Panama

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