Salute to the Sun

As the sun goes down over the Causeway in the beautiful city of Panama, these gulls stop their flight to pay tribute to the sun as it sinks slowly into the sea.

Talingos

Talingos are probably one of the most common birds you will see here in the city. These birds are aggressive and fearless.  They will swoop down on small lizards or insects, snatch them up to make a meal out of them.  This particular talingo had his eye on my plate of fried squid.  As I […]

A Sunday Morning Visitor

I love Sunday mornings.  A special hush comes over this over active, energetic city.  The traffic is silenced and you can hear the birds sing with clarity.  This cute little guy paid a visit to the mango tree outside my bedroom window this morning. Of course, I just happened to have my trusty camera close […]

Mesmerized

I found this little guy lounging around a pond the other day as I took a little walk around the countryside.  He seemed to be mesmerized by the beautiful landscape that surrounded him. 

Good Morning Panama!

The sun rises on yet another lovely day in this tropical paradise called Panama.  The birds sing, a cool breeze softly whispers through the trees as I bask in the silence of the early morning hours. All creation seems to have come together to say “Good Morning Panama!”.

Perky Pelican

As I was walking along the Cinta Costera I caught sight of this perky pelican hanging out in a tree.  He seemed to be looking out over the water contemplating the horizon or maybe he was scanning the water for his next meal.  Who knows. The important thing is that I was carrying my camera […]

Another Lucky Shot

“Lucky shots” are common occurrences when you live in  Panama, where birds and wildlife abound.  As you walk along the city streets don’t be surprised if a flock of parrots or pelicans fly overhead.  I am always delighted when I can capture these beauties with my camera.

Panama…It’s for the Birds!

Another beautiful bird I just happened to run into. This one was taking a little rest perched on a fence. I am glad that I was armed and ready with my trusty camera! 

The High Price of Progress

As Panama grows and progresses, we must not forget that we share this paradise with other species. This little fellow seems to be contemplating the encroaching buildings. Progress always comes with a price tag. Hopefully our wildlife will not pay the price.

Wildlife in the City

If you are a bird watcher you don’t even have to leave the city to see exotic feathered beauties.  This cute little fellow posed for my camera while I shot his picture from my bedroom window, right dab in the middle of the city.  

Nature’s Abundance

Panama is a country that has been blessed with an abundance of plants and animals. Wherever you go, animals in their natural habitats can be observed. These lovely water fowl were captured on film while on a short jaunt outside the city limits.

A Friendly Welcome

When you arrive at the Rainforest Discovery Center you will probably be welcomed by the center’s friendly ambassador, Mr. Rocky Raccoon.  He will follow you around, especially if he smells food.   If you let him get close enough, he will even check your pockets, backpack or purse. http://www.pipelineroad.org/

More Birds…

Another picture for all the bird lover’s out there.

A Birdwatcher’s Dream Come True

If you are a birdwatcher, Panama will not disappoint you.  You will be amazed by the variety of birds that can be sighted here.  Some will even pose for the picture! http://www.canopytower.com/    http://www.birdingpanama.com/

Bird Watchers Beware!!!!!

This is a warning to all bird watchers:  You will fall madly in love with Panama and be amazed by the variety of birds that inhabit this tiny isthmus.  You have been warned.  Once you visit Panama, you will never want to leave! http://www.pipelineroad.org/

More Great Adventures!

A great place to go birdwatching is in Gamboa.  The flora and fauna are magnificent.  Birds abound! If you are interested in a tour along the Pipeline Road give Panama Great Adventures a call at (507) 317-0791.  Ask for Maria Isabel Herrera.  She is the best travel planner EVER! This picture is just a small […]

Great Adventures…

If you love to indulge in birdwatching, Panama is the place to visit.  There is an excellent company that specializes in birdwatching tours called Panama Great Adventures.  I highly recommend it for its organization, its incredible service, and the high quality tours it sponsors.  Visit their website at panamagreatadventures.com or you may email the owner/operator […]

Birdwatchers are welcome!

Morning has broken and wherever you look you find beauty.  Panama is a thriving city in the middle of a diverse biosphere where nature virtually jumps out at you.  This beautiful hummingbird was captured on film just a few minutes outside the city in Gamboa.  If you are a birdwatcher, Panama is the place to […]