It seems like maybe there have been more than a usual number of immature or juvenile birds this week, so I’m featuring 5 today. 🙂
Tomorrow morning, I go on a guided bird hike and expect to get a lot more above the 35 species I’ve photographed on my own so far. 🙂 Plus, I’m taking a tour of the farm where 85% of the restaurant food is raised and that will probably be tomorrow night’s post! 😊
Water birds are impressive and numerous all over Costa Rica with most of these found in all lowland waters on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. I never tire of river trips or wetland visits because the surroundings are always changing and even though I see some of the same birds every time, they are never the same! At Maquenque I had both a river trip and lived for 5 days on lagoons that attract the same birds in these wetlands (el humedal en español) of the Caribbean Slopes of northern Costa Rica. A birding paradise!
Just a sample of the many kinds of birds we saw and I photographed on the old Snyder Canal for Banana Boats now called Soropta Canal for the nearby beach it parallels near the little town of Changuinola, Panama. A rich diversity of plants and wildlife are there!
Yellow-headed Caracara Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Groove-billed Anis Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Purple Gallinule Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Roadside Hawk Juvenile Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Black-bellied Whistling Duck Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Roseate Spoonbill Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Snowy Egret (in the rain) Soropta Canal, Changuinola, Panama
Great Blue Heron (Running from A Caiman?) Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
Black-collared Hawk Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
Amazon Kingfisher male Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
Sungrebe (non-breeding male) Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
Neotropic Cormorant Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
Black-necked Stilt Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
Roseate Spoonbills Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica Could not get closer. We were not in the boat but walking in mud!
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks Cañon Negro Reserve, Costa Rica
See Yesterday’s Post for the other 9 photos of birds there that I’m sharing, including a Squirrel Cuckoo and Laughing Falcon. Then Monday I shared only the Harris’s Hawk, maybe my favorite, which we saw driving back from Cañon Negro.
So far, every new trip I make in Costa Rica yields at least one new species of birds photo for me. And this trip was no exception! On this post the new ones for me are the Mangrove Cuckoo and Black-collared Hawk. And new ones the last two days were the Harris’s Hawk and Laughing Falcon! Four more species added to my collection this week! Not bad!