A Harpy Eagle trip to Panama (11/20-11/27/2016)

I finally was able to do this after thinking about the Harpy Eagle for years. The experience did not disappoint: It was a long day trip from the Canopy Camp where we got up at 4am, took the van for about 9omin, then went on a 3 hr boat ride and finally hiked about 45min to get to the nest. We got excellent looks including fabulous photo ops.

Harpy Eagle near Sinai
Harpy Eagle near Sinai
Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi
Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti
Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi
Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi

A brief trip report with species list is here.

Pictures are here.



Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

3 thoughts on “A Harpy Eagle trip to Panama (11/20-11/27/2016)”

  1. The Happy Eagle looks ominous. I would not like to meet that eagle up close. Loved the hummer and the woodpecker. Maybe I am inclined to like the avian friendly.

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