Was up in the mountains around Santa Fe for a couple days, however the bad weather that hit almost all of Panama did not allow us to do the planed hikes, so we enjoyed a good BBQ and did just a short hike in the rain and with limited visibility, see the attached images. For more detailed info on Santa Fe, Veraguas please see this earlier blog post.
Book Description: A Guide to the Birds of Panama. This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama’s best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. “A sophisticated treatment of one of the world’s richest avifaunas.”–The Quarterly Review of Biology. For more info, some customer reviews and to order the book Birds Of Panama see this page here in our online store. This also makes a great gift for any natur lover!
Visited the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center last Sunday, after a short walk along the Pipeline road, while a light rain was refreshing the air. There are always lots of hummingbirds to see at the Center around the feeders, but now it seams even more so as so they say there arent that many blooming plants around in the forest, so they go for the easy food. There are many colorful birds to see there like the Blue-Chested-Hummingbird, Jacobin-Hummingbird, White-Vented-Plumeleteer, Hermits and others. The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center is located 1.6 km from the Pipeline Road entrance. After arriving at Gamboa town at the end of Gaillard Highway, drive 3 more km following the signs for Panama Rainforest Discovery Center. The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center is open daily from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Christmas and New Year days. Well worth a visit to see the hummingbirds and to go on discovery tours along the jungle paths or to climb the observation tower.