How appropriate that the birds woke us up, so that we were ready for the 5:30 AM birding walk around the hotel grounds which included a 15-acre private reserve. But we didn't get farther than the building with our rooms. We had to go downhill to our rooms, but behind our building the ground dropped yet further with a view across the treetops.
|Our hotel building|
Good view of the Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) and the ubiquitous Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris) who sounded like a mourning dove.
|Jerry and Jimmy set up scopes|
(Photo by Linda)
We went to the breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant, again all seated at one long table. We saw a Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) through the picture window. Omelets were made to order, and there were cornflakes with a pitcher of milk and a pitcher of yogurt. The yogurt was thin and meant to be a drink. Gallo pinto (fried red beans and rice) was to be found for breakfast every day and everywhere! Also on the buffet: fried platanos (plantains), a warm mixture of corn and perhaps chayote, and pancakes and syrup.
|(Photo by Brynne)|
See the Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis) on the railing outside our room?