On our second
day birding Abra Malaga, we heading out very early in order to pass
through the construction zone before it was closed to traffic. This
put us over on the eastern slope for the entire day. There were plenty
of birds and sights to enjoy, including this Red-crested Cotinga.
valley we could see a vast wooded mountain side. Looking carefully,
one could see that this hillside was actually inhabited, though quite
Here is that
house that appears as a speck on the opposite slope.
And here is
the agricultural field near the house.
hand were a number of nice road side flowers.
Lucretia pointed out to me
the flower and plant of the passion fruit.
is one that the Sword-billed Hummingbird likes to visit.
Hawk that soared in was kind enough to perch, giving everyone ample
opportunity to view it through the scopes.
Since we were
stuck on the far side of the pass until dusk, we were able to witness
the sunset while up high in the mountains.
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