A couple of Southern Lapwings walked right past us. It wasn't until I looked at the pics that I noticed the fairly remarkable feature (err, features) of the male as he strode past.
We called out a number of the common edge birds, Pale-vented Pigeons would become a familiar part of the soundscape.
Among others, Blue-gray tanagers, a couple Prothonotory warblers, a nesting Red-crowned Woodpecker, and a not very cooperative Southern Beardless-tyrannulet appeared, as did a new hummingbird, Black-throated Mango.
We started seeing and hearing our first of many Yellow-crowned Tyrannulets. We would hear the soft but distinctive fwee-beeerr call of this small stub-billed flycatcher every day in the lowlands.
Panama Flycatcher would be much less common. This was my best view of this rather dull myarchid though they would be seen a couple other times on the trip
Rufescent Tiger-heron is one of the sought after species at the Ammo Dump and it didn't disappoint. I think nearly every time we drove past it a couple were in view.
Wattled Jacanas would be very common throughout the trip, seen in basically every wet spot, both young and old.
Anis (as well as a couple Snail Kites and a couple Purple Gallinules) foraged about the periphery of the wet grassy stuff. This is a Smooth-billed.
Greater Ani seems to be closer kin to a dragon than a bird.
A couple of us had had poor views of a Tamandua, a small anteater, the day before along Pipeline so I was pretty excited to spot another here which the group enjoyed.