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Mogue, Panama (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Mogue, Panama

Map of Mogue, Panama

Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) Cinnamon Woodpecker (Celeus loricatus) Pacific Antwren (Myrmotherula pacifica) - Male Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) - Mogue

Mogue is an Embera village. The surrounding area is mangrove and dry forest.


Mexico to Panama

3/18/2009: We spent most of the day walking out of Rancho frio and then riding the motorized dugout to Mogue, where we were to be treated to the obligatory song and dance routine. The arrival to the village occurred at low tide, and some people in the group were upset about walking through five minutes of mud.

There is supposed to be a Harpy Eagle nest near the village. However, we were told that it is unlikely to get a good view of the eagles. Additionally, it seems that the guide to the nest is quite expensive. That, combined with the prospect of more mud, put the kabosh on any eagle spotting expedition.

Instead, I walked around the scrub area alone, skipping the song and dance show and handicrafts market. By this time, I was thoroughly tired of the villages full of dogs and roosters.

The one highlight was the huge spider covering the entire toilet paper roll in the restroom.

Previous Visit (Rancho Frio: 3/16/2009)
Next Visit (Punta Patiño: 3/19/2009)

Species Recorded (43)

Birds ( 40 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Great Black-Hawk - Buteogallus urubitinga

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma mexicanum

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Wood Stork - Mycteria americana

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
Black-throated Mango - Anthracothorax nigricollis

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Whooping Motmot - Momotus subrufescens

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

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Pacific Antwren - Myrmotherula pacifica
Great Antshrike - Taraba major
Black-crowned Antshrike - Thamnophilus atrinucha

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Mangrove Swallow - Tachycineta albilinea

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Black-chested Jay - Cyanocorax affinis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
White-browed Gnatcatcher - Polioptila bilineata

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Yellow-crowned Euphonia - Euphonia luteicapilla
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Blue-black Grassquit - Volatinia jacarina

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

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Blue Dacnis - Dacnis cayana


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