Tag Archives: Azuero

Our squirrels

When you live in Panama and have a garden of about 8 hectares (20 acres) there are a number of animals you could keep. However we opted to not “keep” any, no cattle, no dog, no cat, no pets at … Continue reading

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Construction of the Veranda

We have been jumping around the several blog platforms on the internet for a bit. We hope that this (www.panamagic.wordpress.com) and http://www.hotelheliconiapanama.com/blog will be the final destination of our blogs. If you are new here, you can read about our prehistory … Continue reading

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Construction of a bat cave

Construction? Bat Cave? Yes, we felt that our 8 hectare botanical garden lacks a cave, and Loes somehow misses (supervising) construction. Our terrain has no big exposed rocks or caves and therefore lacks the micro-climate and specific habitat that is … Continue reading

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Scaly-breasted Humminbird

Th scaly-breasted hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii) is a fairly large, dull-coloured bird, for hummingbird standards that is. Mostly green upperparts and grey breast feathers with a green edge, giving the breast a scaly appearance.Best field mark are the white corners to … Continue reading

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Fish or Watch Whales

The Pacific Coast of Panama offers some great fishing, especially at the southern edge of the Azuero peninsula and in the remote Darien. At both places, the continental shelf is narrow and nutrient-rich water from the deep mixes with the … Continue reading

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Visitors to our humminbird feeders

We get six different species of hummingbirds at the feeders near Hotel Helicona (www.hotelheliconiapanama.com). The Longbilled starthroat is one of them. The first picture shows why it is called ‘longbilled’ The second one why it is called ‘Starthroat’:    

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