|The Eurybia Butterfly|
Greetings everyone from Pipeline Road in the Soberanía National Park!! We had a lot of fun exploring this beautiful area of rain forest next to the Panama Canal. This place is internationally known for its magnificent bird sightings. With over 525 species of birds flying around this jungle area, you can only imagine why birders love this place so much! But this forest is home to so much more including howler monkeys, ocelots, deer, and capybara. Try and identify the critters in the pics if you want to challenge yourselves. Some posts take longer than others....this one took 3 hours!! So get your binoculars ready as we take a hike down Pipeline Road and head towards the Rainforest Discovery Center.....
|Anderida Longwing (Heliconius hecale anderida)|
|Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)|
|What's this little hummer squaking about?|
|Blue-Chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis)|
|Panamanian Whiptail Lizard|
|The Lesser Kiskadee|
Anyone know the name of this popular Panamanian bird? The pics are "easy" to snap. It's the hours of identification afterwards with the internet, books, and human experts that can drive me insane:)
|A Snail Kite|
Another shot of the tower from the ground level.......
This park is worth the visit and so is Gamboa. If you're looking into a wonderful vacation for your family away from drunk college kids, set your sights to this beautiful area. Or if you're a birder, why haven't you been here yet? So how did you folks do on the quiz? If you knew a lot of these animals, you are wise beyond your years. It was my first time meeting several of them in the wild. The massive bird post tomorrow.....