Pipeline Road – birding in Panama

On March 17 we had a great day birding on Pipeline Road, near the Panama Canal. One of the great birding locations in Panama. Our guide Jacobo Ortega was amazing. He called the birds so we could see them – no, not with taped songs, but by whistling.

On this half-day tour we were able to see at least 30 bird species and even Howler Monkeys, Anteater, Sloths, some reptiles and insects.

I am not used to take photos in the Jungle, so some of the photos are a little dark, but you can still click on them to enlarge. 🙂

Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides) – Rotmantel-Ameisenwächter

Forest Falcon (after he was chasing a Keel-billed Toucan) – but I’m still not sure, if this is a Barred Forest Falcon

Dot-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis) – TropfenflĂźgel Ameisenfänger, male

and female:

Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata) – Purpurbrustkotinga

Scarlet-rumped Cacique (Cacicus uropygialis) – ScharlachbĂźrzelkassike

The nest of the Cacique:

Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum) – Marmorreiher

Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus) – Riesenglanzvogel

Black-striped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus) – SchwarzrĂźckenbaumsteiger

Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul) – BraunrĂźcken Ameisenvogel

White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchos) – Weisshals-Faulvogel

The photos of the other birds we saw at Pipeline Road can be found on the past posts:
Red-lored Parrot, Squirrel Cuckoo > see Cuckoos and Parrots
Black-Throated Trogon, Black-tailed Trogon, White-tailed Trogon, Rufous Motmot > see Trogons and Motmots
Crimson-crested Woodpecker > see Woodpeckers
White-necked Jacobin > see Hummingbirds

And more birds from our trip to Panama:

For more great Birding Blogs visit World Bird Wednesday

~ by Natalie on June 3, 2012.

16 Responses to “Pipeline Road – birding in Panama”

  1. Stunning photographs of beautiful birds that I have never seen before! So very exotic. What a glorious vacation you must have had!

  2. Great series of new birds to me!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Great post, – perfect for WBW!

  4. Great variety of birds here. Thanks for sharing!Have a great day!!


  5. Great photos and it sounds like some wonderful birding.

  6. A wonderful series of images…

  7. Tiger heron is awesome! Great series…fantastic sights from Panama!

  8. Great variety! I love the Tiger Heron!

  9. Great series you appear in wbw. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

  10. that spotted antbird is my fave; another newbie!

  11. Well I’ll keep my finger corssed for me 😉 and maybe you ca do it for em too. Excellent set of pictures! So how many lifer did you get there?

  12. Wow! What a fantastic collection of birds. Great shots.

  13. All excellent birds Natalie! Obviously they would all be lifers for me 😉 I love just the name Rufescent Tiger-Heron but seeing it is really cool! Thanks for another great day in Panama!

  14. Thank you all for your great comments!

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