There are more than a hundred new images and species on version 2.0 of the Panama Birds Field Guide app. With so many high quality additions, it’s hard to pick out our favorites. These five are a taste of the new images and species on this latest version:
Lance-tailed Manakin – a common, beautiful species in many parts of Panama. Image contributed by Rafael Lau- check out more of his excellent bird photography.
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon – a tough species to see anywhere and another stunning image from Rafael Lau.
Azuero Parakeet – this beauty only lives in the Azuero peninsula of Panama. Image contributed by Josh Beck– check out he and Kathi Borgman’s birding adventures at their Birds of Passage blog.
Pheasant Cuckoo – A tough bird but a target on trips to Panama. One of our customers wondered why we didn’t have this one on a former version of the app. It’s not the easiest bird to see or photograph but thanks to Cindy Beckman, she helped us put this and other excellent species onto the app.
Harpy Eagle – Panama is a great country to see this king of the canopy. This image of the national bird was contributed by Cindy Beckman and seen on one of her birding tours to Panama – Cheepers! Birding on a Budget. This is a captive bird at Summit Gardens but they have also seen them on her tours in the wild.
To pick out your own favorites, buy this birding app from the iTunes store or, if you already have the app, update for free. We hope to update the Android version by February.