Kansas Birders in Panama

January 8 – 22, 2009

Bob Gress, Kevin & Laura Groeneweg, Jay Newton,

Chuck & Jaye Otte, & Barb Robbins

Guided by Guido Berguido & Venicio "Beny" Wilson


The following list is the composite list of both seen (340 species) and heard only species (44 species).  They had to be definitively seen or heard by someone other than the guides to be included on this list.  And until you spend an hour after dinner with this group and a few Panama beers discussing the list, you haven’t truly enjoyed birding!


Composite Trip List – Seen (340)

Little Tinamou

Blue-winged Teal

Gray-headed Chachalaca

Brown Pelican

Neotropic Cormorant

Magnificent Frigatebird

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

Wood Stork

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

King Vulture


Swallow-tailed Kite

White-tailed Kite

Snail Kite

Double-toothed Kite

White Hawk

Common Black-Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Harpy Eagle

Black Hawk-Eagle

Red-throated Caracara

Crested Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

Laughing Falcon

American Kestrel

Bat Falcon

Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Common Moorhen

American Coot

Southern Lapwing

Black-bellied Plover

Black-necked Stilt

Northern Jacana

Wattled Jacana

Greater Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper


Spotted Sandpiper


Long-billed Curlew

Western Sandpiper

Laughing Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Rock Pigeon

Pale-vented Pigeon

Dusky Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Plain-breasted Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Gray-chested Dove

Sulphur-winged Parakeet

Brown-throated Parakeet

Great Green Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Blue-headed Parrot

Red-lored Amazon

Mealy Amazon

Yellow-crowned Amazon

Mangrove Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Greater Ani

Smooth-billed Ani

Barn Owl

Tropical Screech-Owl

Vermiculated Screech-Owl

Common Pauraque

White-collared Swift

Short-tailed Swift

Band-rumped Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

Rufous-breasted Hermit

Band-tailed Barbthroat

Green Hermit

Long-billed Hermit

Pale-bellied Hermit

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Violet Sabrewing

White-necked Jacobin

Green Violet-ear

Black-throated Mango

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Garden Emerald

Violet-crowned Woodnymph

Green-crowned Woodnymph

Violet-bellied Hummingbird

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird

Blue-chested Hummingbird

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

White-vented Plumeleteer

White-throated Mountain-gem

Magnificent Hummingbird

Purple-crowned Fairy

Long-billed Starthroat

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Volcano Hummingbird

Scintillant Hummingbird

White-tailed Trogon

Violaceous Trogon

Black-throated Trogon

Black-tailed Trogon

Slaty-tailed Trogon

Resplendent Quetzal

Blue-crowned Motmot

Rufous Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

Pied Puffbird

Great Jacamar

Spot-crowned Barbet

Blue-throated Toucanet

Collared Aracari

Fiery-billed Aracari

Keel-billed Toucan

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

Acorn Woodpecker

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Red-crowned Woodpecker

Golden-olive Woodpecker

Spot-breasted Woodpecker

Cinnamon Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Crimson-crested Woodpecker

Slaty Spinetail

Red-faced Spinetail

Plain Xenops

Scaly-throated Leaftosser

Cocoa Woodcreeper

Black-striped Woodcreeper

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper

Fasciated Antshrike

Barred Antshrike

Black Antshrike

Western Slaty-Antshrike

Plain Antvireo

Checker-throated Antwren

White-flanked Antwren

Dot-winged Antwren

White-fringed Antwren

Dusky Antbird

Jet Antbird

White-bellied Antbird

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Spotted Antbird

Black-crowned Antpitta

Brown-capped Tyrannulet

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Yellow Tyrannulet

Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

Forest Elaenia

Gray Elaenia

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Mountain Elaenia

Torrent Tyrannulet

Olive-striped Flycatcher

Paltry Tyrannulet

Northern Scrub-Flycatcher

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant

Southern Bentbill

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher

Olivaceous Flatbill

Yellow-olive Flycatcher

White-throated Spadebill

Golden-crowned Spadebill

Royal Flycatcher

Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher

Tropical Pewee

Acadian Flycatcher

Yellowish Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Long-tailed Tyrant

Bright-rumped Attila

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Panama Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Lesser Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Rusty-margined Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Gray-capped Flycatcher

Streaked Flycatcher

Piratic Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Thrush-like Schiffornis

Rufous Piha

Speckled Mourner

Cinnamon Becard

White-winged Becard

Masked Tityra

Turquoise Cotinga

Blue Cotinga

Golden-collared Manakin

White-ruffed Manakin

Blue-crowned Manakin

Golden-headed Manakin

Red-capped Manakin

Yellow-throated Vireo

Brown-capped Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Scrub Greenlet

Golden-fronted Greenlet

Lesser Greenlet

Green Shrike-Vireo

Black-chested Jay

Gray-breasted Martin

Mangrove Swallow

Blue-and-white Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

White-headed Wren

Black-bellied Wren

Bay Wren

Rufous-breasted Wren

Rufous-and-white Wren

Buff-breasted Wren

House Wren

Ochraceous Wren

White-breasted Wood-Wren

Gray-breasted Wood-Wren

Southern Nightingale-Wren

Song Wren

Tawny-faced Gnatwren

Tropical Gnatcatcher

Black-faced Solitaire

Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush

Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush

Mountain Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

Tropical Mockingbird

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

Tennessee Warbler

Tropical Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Waterthrush

Mourning Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Slate-throated Redstart

Golden-crowned Warbler

Rufous-capped Warbler

Black-cheeked Warbler

Buff-rumped Warbler


Common Bush-Tanager

Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager

Dusky-faced Tanager

Olive Tanager

Gray-headed Tanager

White-shouldered Tanager

White-lined Tanager

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

Red-throated Ant-Tanager

Hepatic Tanager

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Flame-colored Tanager

Crimson-backed Tanager

Cherrie’s Tanager

Flame-rumped Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager

Palm Tanager

Plain-colored Tanager

Emerald Tanager

Silver-throated Tanager

Speckled Tanager

Bay-headed Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager

Blue Dacnis

Green Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Blue-black Grassquit

Variable Seedeater

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

Lesser Seed-Finch

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Slaty Flowerpiercer

Yellow-thighed Finch

White-naped Brush-Finch

Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch

Stripe-headed Brush-Finch

Orange-billed Sparrow

Black-striped Sparrow

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Streaked Saltator

Buff-throated Saltator

Black-headed Saltator

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Red-breasted Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Shiny Cowbird

Giant Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Yellow-backed Oriole

Orange-crowned Oriole

Yellow-tailed Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Scarlet-rumped Cacique

Yellow-rumped Cacique

Crested Oropendola

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

Black Oropendola

Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Thick-billed Euphonia

Yellow-throated Euphonia

Elegant Euphonia

Fulvous-vented Euphonia

Yellow-bellied Siskin

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Composite Trip List – Heard Only (44)

Great Tinamou

Marbled Wood-Quail

Black-breasted Wood-Quail

Spotted Wood-Quail

Bare-crowned Antbird

Gray-headed Kite

Plumbeous Kite

Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle

Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Barred Forest-Falcon

White-throated Crake

Scaled Pigeon

Plumbeous Pigeon

Ruddy Pigeon

Short-billed Pigeon

Blue Ground-Dove

White-crowned Parrot

Crested Owl

Spectacled Owl

Barred Puffbird

Black-breasted Puffbird

Gray-cheeked Nunlet

White-fronted Nunbird

Hairy Woodpecker

Great Antshrike

Bicolored Antbird

Black-faced Antthrush

Silvery-fronted Tapaculo

Greenish Elaenia

Yellow-green Tyrannulet

Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant

Yellow-margined Flycatcher

Yellow-breasted Flycatcher

Rufous Mourner

Purple-throated Fruitcrow

Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo

Rufous-browed Peppershrike

Riverside Wren

Plain Wren

Long-billed Gnatwren

White-throated Thrush

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

Blue-black Grosbeak

Golden-browed Chlorophonia