Blue Cotinga Cotinga nattererii Photo by Jenn Sinasac The Blue Cotinga is one of the most desired birds to be seen in Panama! Cotingas are a family of highly varied fruit-eating birds restricted

Spectacled Parrotlet Forpus conspicillatus Photo by Cindy Beckman A pint-sized parrot! The tiny Spectacled Parrotlet, about the size of a sparrow at only 12 cm long, is Panama’s smallest psittacine. In addition to

Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena Slaty-tailed Trogon from a Canopy Tower window, by Jenn Sinasac The Slaty-tailed Trogon is a large trogon, 32 cm in length. Males are metallic green on their head and

Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris Photo by Arthur Morris The long bill and long tail of the Long-billed Hermit make it a “large” hummingbird, at 15 cm in length.  This species is well-named, as

Yellow-eared Toucanet Selenidera spectabilis Photo by Rafael Lau The Yellow-eared Toucanet is a shy resident of the foothills of Central America and northwestern South America.  This unique member of the toucan family has

Black-crowned Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha Photo by Lee Dalton Formerly known as Western Slaty-Antshrike, this medium-sized antbird is a common resident of the lowland forests of Panama.  It is a true antbird in the

White-whiskered Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis Photo by Doug Weschler A relative of kingfishers, puffbirds are well-named for their “puffy” appearance—large head and round body, short neck and tail and long, stout bill.  The White-whiskered

Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata Photo by Carlos Bethancourt The Black-and-white Owl is an impressive, large owl found throughout most of Central America from Mexico into northwest South America.  Standing 35-40 cm tall, this

Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus Photo by David Tipling A small, plump flycatcher of the wooded foothills, the cute Tufted Flycatcher is olive-green above with 2 grayish-olive wing bars, an ochre-orange breast and distinct

Semiplumbeous Hawk Leucopternis semiplumbeus Photo by Cedric Ng The Semiplumbeous Hawk is a medium-sized raptor about 15 to 16 inches tall.  Its back is uniformly dark grey or “plumbeous,” meaning lead-colored.  The throat, chest