Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 Panama Journal - Day 9 - Part 2

Sunday 2/18/18 continued.

We had a little down time after lunch so we went back to the compost pile and sat quietly watching the birds.

Orange-billed Sparrow

Gray-cowled Wood-Rail

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Around 3:00 p.m. Danilo was going out again for a short birding walk so we went along.  We headed out to the Cara Iguana Trail.

Danilo had a specific bird that he wanted us to see so we headed right to it.  He didn’t tell us what it was before getting the bird in the scope.  It was a beautiful Spectacled Owl.

Spectacled Owl

After everyone got a good look Danilo took us to the nest tree of the Owls.

Can you see it?

Can you see it now?

We were not out for very long but did see some great birds.

Long-billed Starthroat 

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Rufous-capped Warbler

Birds seen on the Cara Iguana Trail:  Bat Falcon, Tropical Kingbird, Short-tailed Hawk, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Spectacled Owl, Swensons Thrush, White-tipped Dove, Rufous-capped Warbler, American Redstart, Black-and-White Warbler, Barred Antshrike, Buff-throated Saltator, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Yellow-crowned Euphonia, Broad-winged Hawk, Rufous Motmot, Lessons Motmot, Long-billed Starthroat, Plain-colored Tanager, Black Vulture, Red-crowned Woodpecker, Southern Roughwinged Swallow, Tody Motmot, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Orange-billed Sparrow.  Variegated Squirrel.

Dinner at 7:00 p.m. and was a wonderful meal of fish over rice with cashews, green beans with almond slivers, sweet plantains, bread and salad with cake for dessert.

Next time:  Around 3:00 a.m. we change our plans for the day.


  1. Oooh, intrigue! :)

    I love plantains and have noticed you are eating them quite frequently. I'm not adventurous to buy them and cook them but the thought is gaining ground.

  2. They were cooked several different ways. My favorite was out of a bag - like potato chips!

  3. It looks from the picture that a strong wind could snap the upper portion of the tree where the owl nest is.
    Again, great pictures. I should just stop saying that, because you always seem to have great pictures.

  4. Thank you! Mark really likes his camera.
    The birds probably do lose their nest tree often and have to start over.