We started out mostly birding the sunny edges as the morning broke, studying distant honeycreepers and warblers, as well as a flock of (oft squabbling) Orange-chinned Parakeets.
A few Yellow-backed Orioles appeared in the same fruiting trees.
As we started ascending some of the hilly trails we followed a Panamanian family's gaze to this snoozing 2-toed Sloth, our second sloth species of the trip.
The birding wasn't super easy here. Even though a lot of the trees were smaller leaved than along Pipeline, it was still very dense. Fasciated Antshrikes could disappear without even flying, Long-billed Gnatwrens by flitting a few inches, and Rufous-breasted Wrens by a few subtle twists. We heard but never saw Rufous-and-white Wren. After playing hide and seek with a Bright-rumped Attila's excited song, this Whooping Motmot perched in the open.
We climbed to the top to an overlook of the fenced off U.S. Embassy and the more picturesque downtown Panama City (both pics below).
We found a female White-vented Plumeleteer on the way down