But it’s not just a canal!
What a place for birds… almost 950 species. The birders in the group logged about 300of them in 8 days. Not so good for the photographer (me) as the bulk of the birds were either high in the rain forest canopy or flitting through the dense undergrowth making finding, focusing, and photographing a real challenge. Still…I got images of almost 50 species (that included 9 species of raptors), 7 mammals and various butterflies.
It was hot, humid and rained a lot but well worth the discomfort.
Lots of rainy days.
Finding a bird in here and trying to focus and get an image is easy…Right?
Open lands in the valleys provide extensive wetland habitats.
Here’s a smattering of the images I got:
Ornate-hawk-eagle-The grand prize of the trip.
White & Black Hawk-eagle
Snail Kite-Coming in a close second
Tamandua-Very exciting to spend 10 minutes following this small anteater through the rainforest.
3-Toed Sloth with baby
Sloths don’t move much so where they are when you see them, that’s where they stay.
Geoffery’s Tamarin-Only 9 inches tall with a 15 inch tail, they were lured with bananas
Black Howler Monkey
And the ubiquitous Agouti