Pipeline Road Revisited
Thursday, July 18th: Today we returned to Pipeline Road. However, we drove through the area we birded on Monday in order to bird a completely different section. To do this we took a 4x4 and the higher clearance birding vehicle. Once out of the vehicles. We soon found Streak-chested Antpitta and Black-striped Woodcreeper. A small pond yielded American Pygmy Kingfisher. Farther along the trail we added Brown-capped Tyrannulet and the sought-after Moustached Antwren. A perched Great Jacamar gave excellent views. Farther down the trail we found a Rufous Mourner, soon followed by Speckled Mourner.
We returned to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we went to Gamboa where we visited some feeders, finding Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, and Red-legged Honeycreeper.
I ended up with 43 species for the day, 11 of them new for the trip. My trip total is now 194. I also got 5 lifers, bringing my total to 34 for the trip.