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Birdwatching at Summit Hotel

Some time ago our photographer Miguel “Siu” spent a weekend at Summit Hotel & Club Golf (, and of course, instead of spending time with clubs and balls, he took his tripod and camera and went searching birds on the trails and forested areas surrounding the facilities.
Suddenly, Siu heard a raptor whistle call that he immediately recognized as a Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus). He had heard it so many times while watching this bird soaring high, but to his surprise this time it was perched on a cecropia dead branch, just looking to the golf course. It only took seconds to draw this large bird’s attention and get a decent shot before it decided to soar to a farthest perch.

The Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus) is a large, black raptor of Neotropical forests. It has a prominent crest, is blackish with narrow white barring below, and broad gray bars on the tail. This hawk-eagle occurs in both open and dense forests. Individuals often soa…

New collaborator and correspondent from Chiriquí

We are proud to announce our new collaborator Cesar Caballero, who lives in Boquete and will be sending us material for our blog and webpage.

On this occasion he sent us pictures of Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) and Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla).

Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla)

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)