This afternoon, Glyn and I drove to the Tiger Trail. According to George Angher and Dodge & Lorna Engleman's book, WHERE TO FIND BIRDS IN PANAMA, the Tiger Trail is a good place for Scaly-throated and Tawny-throated Leaftossers and Streak-chested Antpittas. I don't have any of those birds and would love to see any one of them.
I say, Tiger Trail, but I don't think I've really ever found the trail referred to in the book. I think I have simply been on a truck trail. The Tiger Trail may start farther down the truck trail than I've gone. It has always been too muddy for me to go to the end. Anyway, for my blog, I will refer to the area in general as the Tiger Trail.
I got a brief glimpse of a bird with a scaly throat and thought I had a Scaly-throated Leaftosser, but, I couldn't list it due to the poor view. It looked brown overall, but I didn't see the face and crown, just the throat and part of the chest. I'm pretty sure it was a Leaftosser, but maybe it was a Scaly-throated Antwren. It was feeding with White-flanked Antwrens.
It wasn't the liveliest birding day, but we managed to see a few good birds near the end of the day.
Some terrible shots of a Blue-crowned Motmot. The forest was dark and it was tough getting decent shots.
I would really love to see a Long-tailed Woodcreeper before we leave Panama, and that has been my target bird since we got back, but, I was still happy to see this Barred Woodcreeper. I am really going to miss these guys. It wasn't long ago that I just looked at them and tried to get a shot, but didn't even try to ID them because they were too fast and similar; now I can differentiate if I get a good view.
Obviously, the snappy displays given by the male Golden-collared Manakin require big energy.
I went birding twice today; once in the morning and then again in the afternoon to the Tiger Trail. On my early walk, I saw a Boat-billed Flycatcher eat a flower, which kind of surprised me. He just swallowed it whole. One of these: