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Panama birds ~ Pájaros de Panamá

 

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The Striated Heron sings a gentle song. ~ La Garza Dorsiverde canta una canción suave.

The Striated Heron ~ La Garza Dorsiverde

Photo feature by Kermit Nourse ~ Foto por Kermit Nourse

Today’s bird from Panama is the Striated Heron, one of the 64 recognized species of herons. They are about 18 inches in length and are uncommon in western Panama. I observed this one swimming like a duck and bobbing underwater from time to time.

Hoy la ave de Panamá es la Garza Dorsiverde, una de las 64 especies reconocidas de garzas. Son aproximadamente 18 pulgadas de largo y son poco comunes en el oeste de Panamá. He observado esta nadando como un pato y bamboleándose bajo el agua de vez en cuando.

 

http://www.thepanamanews.com/2017/03/panama-birds-pajaros-de-panama/

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Birds of Panama / Pájaros de Panamá (2)

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The Violet Sabrewing / El Alasable Violáceo. Foto por Kermit Nourse.

The Violet Sabrewing / El Alasable Violáceo

Kermit Nourse’s Birds of Panama

Today’s hummingbird from Panama is the Violet Sabrewing. This bird can be found at Cerro Punta, a small agricultural town located at 6500 feet close to the border of Costa Rica. For me its one of the nicest places on the planet with the one of the greatest shows on earth –- the hummingbirds which whiz past your ear or perch in front of you just long enough so as not to be photographed. I’ve seen at least seven species there.

El colibrí de hoy de Panamá es Alasable Violáceo. Esta ave puede ser encontrada en Cerro Punta, una pequeña ciudad agrícola localizada en 6500 pies cerca de la frontera de Costa Rica. Para mí su de los sitios más agradables en el planeta con el que de los mayores espectáculos en la tierra –-los colibríes que zumban por delante de su oído o percha delante de usted sólo el bastante mucho tiempo para no ser fotografiados. He visto al menos 7 especies allí.

 

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The song / La canción ~ The dance / El baile

The Black Necked Stilt / La Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra

photo and note by / foto y nota por Kermit Nourse

Today’s bird from Panama is the Black Necked Stilt, a bird with exceptionally long legs. This Stilt is about 14 inches tall, breeds in Panama, and usually found in mudflats.

El pájaro de hoy de Panamá es la Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra, un ave con patas muy largas. Este zanco es aproximadamente de 14 pulgadas de alto, genera en Panamá y generalmente se encuentra en marismas.

 

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The birds of Panama: a young shore bird ~ Los pájaros de Panamá: una ave playera juvenil

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An immature heron or egret ~ Una garza o garceta inmadura

A young shore bird ~ Una ave playera juvenil

photo and note by Kermit Nourse ~ foto y nota por Kermit Nourse

Today’s bird from Panama is an immature heron or egret. It is probably a snowy egret. This one crosses a texture of tracks from the many birds before him. In the distance I could see thousands of waterfowl gathered at the shoreline.

La ave de hoy de Panamá es una garza o garceta inmadura. Es probablemente una garceta nívea. Éste cruza una textura de pistas de muchas aves antes de él. En la distancia podría ver miles de la ave acuática juntada en la línea de la costa.

 

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Birds of Panama: the Cocoi Heron ~ Pájaros de Panamá: la Garza Cocoi

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Foto por Kermit Nourse ~ Photo by Kermit Nourse

La Garza Cocoi ~ The Cocoi Heron

foto y nota por Kermit Nourse ~ photo and note by Kermit Nourse

Today’s bird from Panama is the Cocoi Heron, a species that can be found at the lakes, marshes and rivers throughout South America. Their average height is about 40 inches.

Pájaro de hoy de Panamá es la Garza Cocoi, una especie que puede encontrarse en los lagos, pantanos y ríos en América del Sur. Su altura media es de alrededor de 40 pulgadas.

 

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The Ruddy-breasted Seedeater / El Espiguero Pechirrrojizo

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The Birds of Panama: The Ruddy-breasted Seedeater / Las Aves de Panama: El Espiguero Pechirrrojizo. Foto y nota por Kermit Nourse.

The birds of Panama / Los pájaros de Panamá

photo and note by Kermit Nourse

Today’s bird from Panama is the Ruddy Breasted Seedeater. There are many seedeaters from Panama but this one is my favorite. I have several photos of the seedeaters taken in the Las Lajas area of Chiriqui, eating grass seeds.

Hoy la ave de Panamá es el Espiguero Pechirrrojizo. Hay muchos espigueros desde Panamá, pero esta es mi favorita. Tengo varias fotos de la seedeaters tomadas en Las Lajas, área de Chiriquí, alimentándose de semillas de pasto.

 

http://www.thepanamanews.com/2017/05/the-ruddy-breasted-seedeater-el-espiguero-pechirrrojizo/

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Panama remains in top 10 countries for bird species

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The famed colobri bird

Posted 10/05/2019

The Big Global Day a  census of bird populations that takes place annually since 2015  has once again  listed Panama  in the top 10 countries with the most species that can be seen in forests, beaches, and cities,

Panama recorded 730 species that place it in the eighth place in the world and in the second place in the area between North and Central America and the Caribbean, just behind Mexico, which counted 765 species.

The results are positive because they keep the country at the global and regional level despite the fact that this time the date of the count was on the eve of the recent general elections, says Guido Berguido, director of Panama Adopt the Forest Association, one of the driving  local forces of the Big Global Day.

In 2018, Panama also ranked among the top 10 countries in the world and ranked first in the region, when  750 species were counted.

Some 1,000  volunteers from  50 public institutions, and private, non-governmental, community and university, were distributed throughout the country to feed, during the 24 hours of t the Big Global Day to list the birds that can be seen in Panama and opening a window of opportunity for ecotourism.

 In the United States  "avituristas" generate about $15 billion in food, accommodation, transportation and hiring guides, according to a report from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

 Panama has a greater diversity of species than the EU, says Berguido. "We have an attraction that we are not exploiting to attract more eco-tourists."

Since the Big Global Day began, every year there is an increase in the participation of volunteers, says Rosabel Miró, executive director of the Panama Audubon Society.,

In Panama, the presence of 1,009 species has been recorded historically, according to the 2019 list of the Panama Audubon Society.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/travel/panama-remains-in-top-10-countries-for-bird-species-1

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OPINION; Panama's eco tourism gold mine vs casinos

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Panama is in world's top 10 countries for bird watching

Posted 10/05/2019

The 'Big Global Day' 2019 was an event that allowed recognizing the rich Panamanian avifauna. Our country was declared as one of the 10 best places in the world for the observation and study of birds. Without having to build megaprojects or large structures, ecological tourism offers a valuable option for the creation of jobs and the promotion of our country brand. Likewise, whale watching, underwater diving, hiking, and other complementary activities are key to sustainable development. In Panama, these offers have been disregarded in favor of skyscrapers, malls, and casinos. More people can eat and live well taking care of our nature and facilitating the responsible tourism of our protected areas, than other activities that are temporary. On the eve of a new government, It is pertinent to look with good eyes on ecotourism and the protection of our natural resources. If it is done well, we all win - LA PRENSA , May 10

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/travel/opinion-panama039s-eco-tourism-gold-mine-vs-casinos-1

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