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Days 11-13: Last Few Days in Paradise

overcast 80 °F

Hi all,

Sorry I have not posted in a while, but like I said, the wifi is spotty here on the beautiful Bastimentos Island in Panama. Despite that one downside, it is truly paradise here, with an ever-lapping sea, sunny skies, and enjoyable 80-degree temperatures. Yesterday was probably the most exciting day in this entire Panama trip because our family took a tour around the surrounding bay with a knowledgable guide and another fun family. We did a number of wonderful things, like eating at a restaurant above a coral reef, seeing two other coral reefs that were simply outstanding, and bouncing up and down in the boat over big waves! Today we had a huge pot luck party with our new friends to celebrate the end of our Panama trip.

I have seen a few birds, although most of the time spent here was for swimming, studying the intriguing sea creatures, and relaxing.

Here are a few bird photos:

Spotted Sandpiper (nonbreeding plumage)
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Montezuma Oropendola (male)
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Green Ibis
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I have gained three life birds since my latest post:

Gull-billed Tern
Sandwich Tern
Green Ibis

This means that I have now seen 428 species of birds in my life, up from 425 three days ago.

Tomorrow, we go back home to frigid Chicago, but stay tuned for a couple of wrap-up posts on the Panama trip, and in a few days, I will announce our travels for the rest of the year which will start next January.

Happy birding!

Henry

Posted by skwclar 16:47 Archived in Panama

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