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Rancho Frio, Panama (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Rancho Frio, Panama

Map of Rancho Frio, Panama

Unidentified Tarantula Unidentified Arachnid
Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus) Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos) White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis) Pirri Harlequin Frog (Atelopus glyphus) Agami Heron (Agamia agami)

Rancho Frio is the ranger station previously known as Pirre Station. The area is on the edge of the primary forest, and a clear stream runs next to a small clearing.


Mexico to Panama

3/16/2009: We arrived at the low tide in El Real to yet another meal of lentils. After lunch, we walked past the fighting chickens to the edge of town to catch our ride toward Rancho Frio.

The walk to Rancho Frio was quiet, and we reached the ranger station just before sunset. There, we enjoyed another meal of lentils.

The following day, we hiked into a nearby natural water slide in the clear waters of the Rio Frio.

The area of the water slide was hopping with Harlequin Toads. That afternoon, a few of us hiked up to the mirador from where we could see El Real.

Previous Visit (Boca de Cupe: 3/15/2009)
Next Visit (Mogue: 3/18/2009)

Species Recorded (19)

Birds ( 16 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Agami Heron - Agamia agami

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

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Whooping Motmot - Momotus subrufescens

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana

Puffbirds ( Bucconidae )
White-whiskered Puffbird - Malacoptila panamensis

Jacamars ( Galbulidae )
Great Jacamar - Jacamerops aureus

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Keel-billed Toucan - Ramphastos sulfuratus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Crimson-crested Woodpecker - Campephilus melanoleucos

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
White-flanked Antwren - Myrmotherula axillaris
Chestnut-backed Antbird - Poliocrania exsul

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Long-tailed Tyrant - Colonia colonus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bay Wren - Cantorchilus nigricapillus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Buff-rumped Warbler - Myiothlypis fulvicauda

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Scarlet-browed Tanager - Heterospingus xanthopygius

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Crested Oropendola - Psarocolius decumanus
Black Oropendola - Psarocolius guatimozinus


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