Fall Raptor Migration – Bocas del Toro, Panama

The fall migration is heating up right now with new groups of Raptors showing up everyday.  Swallow-tailed and Plumbeous kites were the first to arrive in Bocas del Toro this year, forming beautiful kettles over the Western Caribbean Slope of Panama.  Large numbers of Barn Swallows and Lesser Nighthawks have also been drifting through for their long winter vacation.  A few Blackburnian and Canada warblers got here early with more to soon follow.  We need some rain down here in the tropics and I am sure hoping the rest of our feathered friends that are on their way bring some of the wet stuff with them.

Birding Panama

Bird Watching Panama

Photos by Jennifer G