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Pirre Cloud Forest Camp, Panama (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Pirre Cloud Forest Camp, Panama

Map of Pirre Cloud Forest Camp, Panama

Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Otus vermiculatus) Rufous Piha (Lipaugus unirufus) Greenish Puffleg (Haplophaedia aureliae) Widespread Eighty-eight Butterfly (Diathria clymena) Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia flavirostris) Speckled Tanager (Ixothraupis guttata)

This camp is 1500 meters or so above Cana Station. It took us several hours to walk to the campsite, but the hike through the forest was not overly strenuous. At the campsite, there is an overlook where most of the birds were spotted. Walking further up the mountain there is a cloud forest habitat.


Mexico to Panama

3/11/2009: We arrived at a bench deep in the rainforest which I declared to be the border of the station.

We arrived in the camp by early afternoon... enough time to explore the forest around the campsite. The life inside the forest was fairly muted, but the campsite area was very productive in birds, insects, and a rainforest mouse.

The next morning, we climbed to the higher elevation area of the mountain. It was pretty foggy/rainy on the mountain, and we did not see much fauna. Flora was prolific, however, with dozens of plant species growing on a single tree.

I was late departing the camp in my attempt to photograph the endemic Pirre Bush Tanager

Previous Visit (Cana Station: 3/9/2009)
Next Visit (Rio Paca Station: 3/13/2009)

Species Recorded (35)

Birds ( 34 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Crested Guan - Penelope purpurascens

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Dusky Pigeon - Patagioenas goodsoni

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Brown-hooded Parrot - Pyrilia haematotis
Saffron-headed Parrot - Pyrilia pyrilia

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Vermiculated Screech-Owl - Megascops centralis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Pirre Hummingbird - Goldmania bella
Greenish Puffleg - Haplophaedia aureliae
Green Hermit - Phaethornis guy
Purple-throated Woodstar - Philodice mitchellii
Crowned Woodnymph - Thalurania colombica

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Tody Motmot - Hylomanes momotula

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Northern Emerald Toucanet - Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Yellow-eared Toucanet - Selenidera spectabilis

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Lineated Foliage-gleaner - Syndactyla subalaris

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Plain Antvireo - Dysithamnus mentalis
Bicolored Antbird - Gymnopithys bicolor
Ocellated Antbird - Phaenostictus mcleannani

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant - Myiornis atricapillus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Rufous Piha - Lipaugus unirufus

Manakins ( Pipridae )
White-ruffed Manakin - Corapipo altera

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucophrys

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Slate-throated Redstart - Myioborus miniatus
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia flavirostris
Pirre Bush-Tanager - Chlorospingus inornatus
Black-and-yellow Tanager - Chrysothlypis chrysomelas
Speckled Tanager - Ixothraupis guttata
Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
Bay-headed Tanager - Tangara gyrola
Silver-throated Tanager - Tangara icterocephala

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Slate-colored Grosbeak - Saltator grossus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch - Arremon brunneinucha


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