Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (19 & 23rd March, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

This ranch belongs to a family friend who let us stay there for a few days. Chilibre can be reached from Panama by direct bus from the terminal. Get off at a stop called Buenos Aires from where a minibus or taxi can be taken to the ranch. There was a small patch of forest on the ranch with some good birds and also tamarins were seen. The field with scattered trees also had a good selection of open country birds I saw 58 species including 8 lifers. 

Species seen

  • Little Tinamou h Crypturellus soui
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  • Broad-winged Hawk ? Buteo platypterus
  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  • Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
  • Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus
  • Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
  • Mangrove Cuckoo ? Coccyzus minor
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • Greater Ani Crotophaga major
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Striped Cuckoo h Tapera naevia
  • Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  • Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus
  • Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
  • Buff-throated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatus
  • Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha
  • White-bellied Antbird Myrmeciza longipes
  • Golden-collared Manakin ? Manacus vitellinus
  • Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum
  • Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pilaris
  • Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  • Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  • Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus
  • Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
  • Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi
  • Tawny-faced Gnatwren Microbates cinereiventris
  • Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus
  • Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
  • Scrub Greenlet ? Hylophilus flavipes
  • Golden-fronted Greenlet Hylophilus aurantiifrons
  • Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
  • Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  • Rosy Thrush-Tanager Rhodinocichla rosea
  • White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus
  • Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda
  • Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  • Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  • Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
  • Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Yellow-backed Oriole ? Icterus chrysater

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse