The bird of the day was straight out of the gate displaying practically at the trail head. We heard an odd rattling growl and I saw a medium-sized creature that I expected to be a young Coati. It wasn't.
Pipeline Road is just about the best place I've ever been for antbirds. On this day there were no antswarms, but the birds appeared steadily, first Checker-throated Antwren,
Along with my closest looks at Olivaceous Flatbill
Of course there were many more birds, this is the always in motion Long-billed Gnatwren,
I couldn't have been more pleased with this trip overall, and this hike through the jungle sprawling densely beneath the towering Ceiba trees couldn't have been a better way to end it.