I tried birding locally again this morning. At Tiscornia I think I saw the same 2 long-tailed ducks that were in the pics yesterday. I then did some walking at Sarett and Brown post-holing ankle- to knee-deep every 3rd step or so. Back to the tropics.
The resort at Punta Leona was our base for the last couple days of the trip. It's a very large complex, including condos, small homes, traditional hotels, a beach, and extensive grounds. Each morning we birded it before breakfast, and I walked about some during our noon breaks as well.
Our first morning Lathe and I got up well before the meeting point hoping to find some birds coming into the street lights. We were not successful, but we did hear a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl. Once the group met up Vernon fairly quickly located another one.
Blue-gray Tanagers are common throughout the lowlands, they tend to stay fairly high though, so I didn't get a ton of pictures of them. Their squeaky voices became fairly familiar however.
The first really exciting bird walking about the grounds was a Turquoise-fronted Motmot, the national bird of Guatamala
We found a few Fiery-billed Aracaris as well. I never did manage a frame-filling view of one.
Mealtimes frequently found White-faced Capuchin monkeys circling the dining area looking to score a handout
My lunchtime walk that day turned up mostly just birds we would consider North American...
though Lathe and I did find a Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, another bird that I'd like to get better pics of