Updated Bird List – Fall 2017

I recently finished updating our Western Caribbean Slope bird list, based on the August 2017 Clements List. This last version shows some significant changes, such as, removing from the Thraupidae family the Rosy Thush-Tanager (Rhodinocichla rosea) and the Dusky-faced Tanager (Mitrospingus cassinii) and putting them in to their own family, Rhodinocichlidae and Mitrospingidae respectively.

As of this update, we have a total of 522 species on our list.  It is very likely that during the year this number will change, owing to Bocas del Toro’s outstanding diversity.

One of the additions to our bird list, is the Forster´s Tern (Sterna forsteri), a rare species for the country; only one bird was observed, resting with a group of Royal Terns (Thalasseus maximus), at the Changuinola River mouth, months ago. This species is easy to recognize in its winter plumage, by the black, coma type of shape, ear patch.

Birding Panama

©Brooke A. Miller

You can download the current Clements based bird list on our Birding page.

The numbers of species keep racing for our bird list

Birding Panama

Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), the last species add to our Western Caribbean Slope birdlist.

It’s always exciting going on a wildlife observation trips around the archipelago, because it’s likely to get something new, that we never have seen before.  The province of Bocas del Toro always has surprises for you if you are patient and spend time outside.

Today I´m referring to our Western Caribbean Slope bird list.  As of our April update, we had a  total of 483 species seen for the different locations where we go birding, now the number of species is 497.  That means over 50% of all the species in the country, very impressive, don´t you think? I know it will continue to grow, showing the amazing diversity and richness of this part of the country and the province of Bocas del Toro.

Of those 497 species of birds we have now seen on our excursions, 203 species have been seen at Tranquilo Bay. The new updated version of the Clements 6.9 birdlist is also available on the webpage.

Updated Bird Lists – 470 Species

Panama BirdingNatalia has updated the Clements list in conjunction with Clements 6.9.  Ramon has updated the AOU list as well.

Both lists include 470 species.  We added 8 species between May and December 2014 to our Western Caribbean Slope lists.  The backyard list is now up to 193 species.

You can reach either list on this post or on the birding page of the website itself.



Clements Bird List – 407 Species

Natalia finished updating the bird list for our activity since May 2012.  The list increased from 388 to 407 over the last 4 months.  You can always find the current bird list in .pdf format in both Clements and Ridgely Gwynne on our Birding page in the side bar.  This list includes updates from June, July, August and September 2012.

You can also download the current list here:  Clements6628912