Panama 2011

In April we flew south to Panama to visit the historic Panama Canal area and sample its wildlife in the surrounding rainforest. The Canal needs a lot of rain to maintain water levels required to run the canal locks on both ends. Every time the lock doors open to the sea, a huge amount of water is released. The surrounding area is kept wild as a watershed to maintain water levels. Birds and animals are benefit from this need.

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Gatun Lock, Panama Canal
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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
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Keel-billed Toucan
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Canons at San Lorenzo Fort
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Forest Mushroom
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Kinkajou
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Blue Dacnis
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Scarlet Tanager
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White-necked Jacobin
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Canopy Tower
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Monarch butterfly
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White-faced Capuchin
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Green Iguana
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Tarantula
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Greater White-lined Bat
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Green and Black Poison-Dart Frog
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Western Night Monkeys
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Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
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Black-throated Trogan
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Pheasant Cuckoo
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Ocellated Antbird
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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
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Panama Canal
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Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
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Little Blue Heron
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Golden-collared Manakin
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Geoffrey's Tamarin
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Mantled Howler Monkey
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White-faced Capuchin
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Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth
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Pheasant Cuckoo
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White-tailed Nightjar
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Allen's Olingo
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Rufous Motmot
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White-tipped Sicklebill
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Western Pygmy Squirrel
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Silky Anteater
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Panamanian whiptail




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