Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2018 Panama Journal - Day 2 - Part 3

2/11/18 Continued

Our next stop was for lunch at Hotel Portal Avicar.
Outside seating on the left along with
several Hummingbird feeders.

They had several hummingbird feeders set up.  The sugar water in the feeders was a dark brown color and we were told it was made with brown sugar.  We’ve never heard of brown sugar used in hummingbird feeders but the hummingbirds didn’t seem to mind.  While waiting for our lunch of baked chicken, brown lentils, white rice and cooked plantains, we watched the hummingbird feeders and saw Black-throated Mango, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird,  Rufous-tailed hummingbird, Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Violet-bellied Hummingbird and Sapphire-throated Hummingbird.

Black-throated Mango male

Black-throated Mango female

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

After lunch we had one more stop before we entered the Darien.  At the Torti River we saw Prothonotary Warbler, Tropical Kingbird, Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Masked Tityra, Turkey Vulture, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Shiny Cowbird, Scrub Greenlet, Amazon Kingfisher, Killdeer, Cattle Egret, Smooth-billed Ani, Spotted Sandpiper, Ringed Kingfisher, Rusty-margined Flycatcher, Little Blue Heron, White-winged Becard, Squirrel Cuckoo, Swallow-tailed Kite, Great Egret.

Amazon Kingfisher male

Amazon Kingfisher male

Ringed Kingfisher male

Shiny Cowbirds

Rusty-margined Flycatcher

Next time:  Continuation of Day 2.  We enter the Darien.



  1. I really liked the Kingfisher amd hummingbird photos in this post.