There are many reasons to travel to Boquete, Panama including great coffee, cool temperatures, good food, outdoor adventures, and a wide range of hotels (it’s all in our travel guide to Boquete). Boquete also has some of the easiest and most gratifying bird watching in Panama. We saw dozens of species, including the always-amazing resplendent quetzal and a tantalizing tease from a three-wattled bell bird, with little or no effort. This photo essay brings you some of our favorite birds of Boquete, many spotted from our breakfast table in the bird-filled garden of the Boquete Garden Inn.

Resplendant Quetzal - Finca Lerida, Boquete, Panama

A male resplendent quetzal spotted during a bird watching walk on the property of Finca Lerida Coffee Plantation & Boutique Hotel in Boquete, Panama.

Resplendant Quetzal - Boquete, Panama

A male resplendent quetzal spotted during a bird watching walk on the property of Finca Lerida Coffee Plantation & Boutique Hotel in Boquete, Panama.

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The morning menagerie on the grounds of Boquete Garden Inn.

Male Red-legged honeycreeper - Boquete, Panama

A male red-legged honeycreeper.

Male Red-legged honeycreeper & Male Flame-colored tanager - Boquete, Panama

A male red-legged honeycreeper gives an earful to a male flame-colored tanager.

Silver Throated tanager - Boquete, Panama

A silver-throated tanager.

male-female pair Blue-grey tanagers - Boquete, Panama

A mating pair of blue-grey tanagers.

female Red-legged honeycreeper - Boquete, Panama

A female red-legged honeycreeper.

pissed off Flame-colored tanager - Boquete, Panama

A flame-colored tanager does its best to scare off a larger bird.

Violet saberwing Hummingbird - Boquete, Panama

A violet saberwing hummingbird.

Green Manakin - Boquete, Panama

A green manakin.

Male Red-legged honeycreeper & Female Blue-grey tanager - Boquete, Panama

A female blue-grey tanager (left) and a male red-legged honeycreeper.

Hummingbird - Boquete, Panama

Even with all the flowers around, a classic feeders still attracts hummingbirds.

male Flame-colored tanager - Boquete, Panama

A male flame-colored tanager.

female Flame-colored tanager - Boquete, Panama

A female flame-colored tanager (foreground).

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More of the morning menagerie on the grounds of Boquete Garden Inn.

 

Eric’s  photo of the Violet Saberwing Hummingbird was awarded Most Photogenic by  Birdfeeders.com

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