Toucans in the Neighborhood

My neighbor across the street has some papaya trees in her yard and the toucans have been visiting in the mornings and late afternooons. She knows I love to see them so the other day she called me when they were visiting.

There is a family of three, parents and a youngster. Since they are known to stay fairly close to home we figure they must have a nest in the area.

Only one will come and eat at a time, and the others will wait hidden in the trees.


She figured this was the youngster because the bill was smaller than on the others.


It’s pretty cool to have these beautiful and exotic birds visiting our neighborhood on a regular basis!


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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28 Responses to Toucans in the Neighborhood

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is so cool, they’re stunningly beautiful to look at. Thank you for the pics.


  2. Kat says:

    How cool is that! I thought they only liked higher altitudes and forested areas? Guess I will keep looking for them on my property! Thanks Kris


  3. That is pretty cool, Kris and they are beautiful!


  4. You are blessed to be able to watch such beautiful Toucans at close range !


  5. Jack says:

    I’m looking so forward to going to Panama! So much to see!!


  6. Thanks for the photos. The Toucans are really cool! I would love to see it in person some day.


  7. Chris Richardson says:

    Hello Kris, That is sooo awesome my friend. I can’t wait til I come back down there which will be in 8 more months! I have a very nice Sony A300. What kind of camera do you have? I’m looking forward of taking some pics of some exotic birds. Them Toucans are so beautiful!!…wow!


    • These were taken with a Canon SX700. It’s not fancy but it’s small enough to take anywhere, and easy to grab if something interesting comes along. There are SO many birds here. You are going to have fun!


  8. We were able to see Toucans in the wild when we visited Portobelo. Plus we saw some at Saffaricks Zoologic just outside of Colon. Great place to see many of the indigenous animals of Panama.


    • Interesting. I’ve heard Portobelo is a beautiful place, and one of these days I’ve got to go there. Believe it or not, we saw toucans in Panama City on Ancon Hill. I’ve also seen quite a few when we were at the Rambala Lodge, over near Chiriqui Grande on the Caribbean side.


  9. cAROLE says:

    I saw some toucans when we were last in Panama, but not as pretty as these. The coloring is different from the ones we saw when we were there. You are lucky to have them visit your neighborhood.


  10. Sunni Morris says:

    Beautiful birds!


  11. Alex says:

    ¡Qué bonitos!


  12. Wow…. 3 of them! Great timing and neighbor for alerting you.


  13. natjtan says:

    They’re beautiful! I’ve only every seen the black, white, yellow and red toucans at the zoo. I didn’t know they came in other colours!


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