If it seems like I’ve been a little quiet lately it’s because I have been on a birding trip to Panama for the past 10 days (I usually don’t put the fact that I will be gone from the house on the website/internet). I’m still trying to deal with post-trip catch-up so I haven’t had much time to write – this brief one will have to suffice.
We arranged our Panama tour through Red Hill Birding, an Illinois-based company. I will do a full write-up later, but for now let me say we had a great trip! Our lodging was with the Canopy Family facilities Canopy Lodge and Canopy Tower. Each was special in their own right; the Lodge was carved out of the upland jungle and the Tower is a converted radar tower. Our Red Hill Guide was Adam Sell and the local guide was Carlos. What a wonderful, fun, knowledgeable team they were.
Since I am currently babysitting our two-year-old twin grandsons (who are upstairs yelling instead of taking their naps) I will just share a couple of pictures, with many more to come. If interested I can put together a travelogue like the one I did for Iceland – let me know if you would be interested in seeing something like that.
Upon arriving in Panama City we were taken to a nearby hotel where we stayed one night before our tour officially started the next morning. The hotel rooms surrounded a large courtyard with a pool and gardens – and birds. The very first birds we saw in Panama were Lifers – a pair of Thick-billed Euphonias building a nest. Below is the male, then female, and then both of them by their nest.
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