Woodpeckers in Panama

Our holidays in Panama were great. It was hot and humid and beautiful. Also very relaxing since we only did things in day light.
And birding of course… For Europeans lifers are everywhere. The first two days, more or less just being on the balcony of the wonderful B&B La Estancia, we got to see 30 species, 20 of them lifers.
With only two days out of fifteen really searching for birds, we got to see over a hundred birds, more than 80 identified lifers. (big smile)

Over the next weeks I’ll post about it. For today I have the three Woodpeckers we saw – all lifers. You can click to enlarge.

This is a male Red Crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus – Rotkappenspecht). A couple was hanging out in front of “La Estancia”.

This big female Crimson Crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos – Schwarzkehlspecht) was picking her food at Pipeline Road.

The third Woodpecker we saw on the Island of Colòn and it was a male Black Cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani – Schläfenfleckspecht).

~ by Natalie on April 6, 2012.

One Response to “Woodpeckers in Panama”

  1. Hi,
    Wow I’m going there in June. Do you have any hint???
    Beautiful posts you got on Panama nirdies….

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