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Rio Paca Station, Panama (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Rio Paca Station, Panama

Map of Rio Paca Station, Panama

Spectacled Antpitta (Hylopezus perspicillatus) Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum) White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis) - Male Great Green Macaw (Ara ambigua) Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) Paulas Clearwing (Oleria paula)
Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner (Philydor fuscipennis) Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda) Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher (Myiobius sulphureipygius) Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala) - Male Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola) Geoffroys tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi)
Red-throated Caracara (Daptrius americanus) Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata) - Male White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis) - Female Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)

A very basic campsite next to a small river. The surrounding area is a former pasture, but the forest has regenerated spectacularly. The GPS is an estimate.


Mexico to Panama

3/13/2009: We left in the morning from Cana, and we spent most of the daylight hours walking through rain forest to this next campsite. We arrived pretty exhausted, and everyone was soon in the river cooling off and cleaning off the grime.

We were able to see helicopter wreckage from the US invasion of Panama in 1989.

Previous Visit (Pirre Cloud Forest Camp: 3/11/2009)
Next Visit (Cruce de Mono Ranger Station: 3/14/2009)

Species Recorded (31)

Birds ( 29 )

Tinamous ( Tinamidae )
Great Tinamou - Tinamus major

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Red-throated Caracara - Ibycter americanus

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Red-lored Parrot - Amazona autumnalis
Great Green Macaw - Ara ambiguus

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
White-necked Jacobin - Florisuga mellivora

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
White-tailed Trogon - Trogon chionurus

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Broad-billed Motmot - Electron platyrhynchum

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Yellow-throated Toucan - Ramphastos ambiguus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Black-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes pucherani

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Long-tailed Woodcreeper - Deconychura longicauda
Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner - Philydor fuscipenne

Antthrushes and Antpittas ( Formicaridae )
Streak-Chested Antpitta - Hylopezus perspicillatus

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Checker-throated Stipplethroat - Epinecrophylla fulviventris
Spotted Antbird - Hylophylax naevioides

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher - Myiobius sulphureipygius
Streaked Flycatcher - Myiodynastes maculatus
Western Olivaceous Flatbill - Rhynchocyclus aequinoctialis
Eye-ringed Flatbill - Rhynchocyclus brevirostris

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Purple-throated Fruitcrow - Querula purpurata

Manakins ( Pipridae )
Golden-headed Manakin - Ceratopipra erythrocephala
Golden-collared Manakin - Manacus vitellinus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
White-headed Wren - Campylorhynchus albobrunneus
Stripe-throated Wren - Cantorchilus leucopogon

Gnatwrens ( Polioptilidae )
Tawny-faced Gnatwren - Microbates cinereiventris

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Lemon-spectacled Tanager - Chlorothraupis olivacea
White-shouldered Tanager - Loriotus luctuosus
Bay-headed Tanager - Tangara gyrola


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