Roadside birding on bumpy roads to the Pacific

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Friday, 27. October [English summary of original Danish text].

Early breakfast since we were going on a full day birding-tur to Antón Dry ForestJuan Hombron og Santa Clara.

A very nice morning with clear sky and mist in the bottom od the volcano crater we are staying in.

First birds were Bat Falcon and Wedge-tailed Grass-finch.

It was a hot day with stop-and-go roadside birding. Down in the lowland of the Pacific Slope we drow on some dirt roads with many potholes and it was a very bumpy tour. But we did see many birds – Barred Ant-Shrike, Rufous-browed Pepper-Shrike, Veraguan Mango, Lance-tailed Manakin and Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture to name a few species.

We were having lunch at a beach house at the Pacific Ocean and we took a dip (only up to the knees). Good numbers of frigatebirds and some Whrimbel and Willets.

During the afternoon we managed to see a pair of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls and a pair of Crested Bobwhite.
After returning to the lodge thunder and lightning was passing through the area and it began to rain.

The day finished with a surprise when two Panamanian Night Monkeys was spotted in a tree just outside the dining area.

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