MARCH 29 - APRIL 5, 2018

This trip visited the Canopy Camp Darien in eastern Panama (shown here under the full moon), with a single bird as the primary goal.  We were hoping to see the iconic Harpy Eagle, rare denizen of pristine rainforests of the American tropics, the largest and most powerful forest-dwelling raptor in the world.  Of course Harpy Eagles are just part of a vibrant ecosystem, and once we’d enjoyed spectacular views of Harpy Eagle, we then enjoyed many other elements of this mega-diverse environment.

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We were out before dawn to travel by van, canoe, 4-wheel drive truck, and finally on foot to see this magnificent Harpy Eagle.

The group was assembled by Pat & Clay Sutton, above left.  Above center, Clay with our wonderful guide Carlos Bethancourt.  Above right, Pat photographs the Harpy Eagle.  The rest of the crew below, left to right: John, Katharine, Nancy, Joe, Virginia, Lee, Molly, and Chris.

Thick-billed Euphonia

Geoffrey's Tamarin

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Cinnamon Becard

Golden-collared Manakin

Carib Grackle, a rare sighting in Panama

This three-toed sloth had just crossed the road.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

White-bellied Antbird

Tropical Kingbird

Keel-billed Toucan

Yellow-throated Toucan

Above, left to right: White-necked Puffbird, Gray-cheeked Nunlet, Gartered Trogon, Black-capped Donacobius.

Below, left to right: Great Jacamar, Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Dusky-backed Jacamar.

Laughing Falcon

Purple-throated Fruitcrow

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Black Hawk-Eagle