Worm-eating Warbler 2013

In March of 2011 I saw for the first time a Worm-eating Warbler at Tranquilo Bay.   Since then I have been hoping to see another one because it was a fast, jumpy look.  A few days ago, when I was walking back for lunch, after finishing a wonderful morning of nice birds and a great opportunity to get a nice picture of poison frogs, I saw the behavior of a bird that definitely could be a Worm-eating Warbler.  So I put down the tripod, camera, and water bottle to check with my binoculars and… yes!!!  It was a Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum).  I had an opportunity to enjoy it for a while and have a proper look at this uncommon bird.  It was of course like they always are, jumping, climbing or hanging from branch to branch, and looking in the dry leaves for insects.  It was so gentle, this bird, that it even gave me a chance to make a few pictures.

Wildlife Panama

Red Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio).  Photo by Natalia Decastro Gonzalez.

Panama Birding

Worm-eating Warbler at Tranquilo Bay.  Photo by Natalia Decastro Gonzalez.

Western Caribbean Slope Migration

Worm-eating Warbler during fall 2013 migration.  Photo by Natalia Decastro Gonzalez.



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