Panama, "The Incredible Joy of Bird Watching" 2014
Above the tropical forest of Soberania National Park, the canoy Tower, built by the US Air Force to house a radar in the defense of the Panama Canal offers a quiet atmosphere to watch the rain forest birds.
Once a penal colony, Coiba is now part of Coiba National Park. Even though it rained heavily the first afternoon we still were able to see its diverse marine life and white-faced monkeys.
It was a rather nerve breaking adventure to rush to get the boat out of the inlet before the tide pulled back.
In Boquete we stayed in a coffee plantation and learned about the processes of making coffee. Next day, with clouds low in the morning sky, we walked through the trails tasting the tree tomatoes and calling for the quetzal bird following our guide's directions.
|The indigenous Ngobe-Bugle people near Boquete|
|white necked jacobin|
|yellow rumped cacique|
|white faced monkey|
|immature lance-tailed manakin|
|keel billed toucan|
|red capped manakin|
|black breasted puffbird|
|blue crowned motmot|
|blue gray tanager|
|golden browed chlorophonia|