Tag Archives: Birdwatching

Motmots and Tutarones, a bit of Panama Wildlife

We see so many birds here! A frequent visitor and one of my favorites is the Blue-Crowned Motmot. They are a bit larger than most of the yard visitors, very quiet, and usually visit singly or in pairs. Like all … Continue reading

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Another New Bird – a Honeycreeper

We’ve had the cutest new birds visiting the bird feeder lately. At first we saw only the male, a beautiful little bird with a bright blue head. According to my bird books, he is a red-legged honeycreeper, a breeding male. … Continue reading

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New Neighbors – Oropendolas!

I love the oropendolas. They are beautiful and interesting birds and I’ve written about them before HERE and HERE (this one with a video).  There is also a Wikipedia article HERE. About a week ago I was riding my bike around … Continue reading

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Paisanas!

We put a bird feeder in the back yard and it has become a popular spot for many birds. It seems like everything here eats fruit. We bought bird seed and it was totally ignored. We bought peanuts for the … Continue reading

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Machetes, Birds, and Silver Linings

Give a Panamanian man a machete, and I don’t think there is anything he can’t do! Our neighbor hired a man to cut three of her big trees in the back yard. At first we thought the loss of shade … Continue reading

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Little Miss Bossy Pants

This term was coined by my friend InDaCampo, and it struck me so funny that it’s stuck with me. The hummingbirds frequently visit our terrace so I finally took pity on them and put the feeder back up. It was … Continue reading

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