|White-necked Jacobin Hummingbirds.|
Late this afternoon, we arrived at the Canopy Tower, an old radar station in the tropical forest high above the Panama Canal and less than an hour from the Panama City Airport. In the trees outside the upper windows were several marmosets: small black and white monkeys with a long tail -- I'm not sure what type. And as we expected, several hummingbird feeders around the door of the tower were crowded with birds.
|The tower building.|
We can hear lots of other creatures in the forest as well. It's quite an unusual place, with small rooms surrounding the stairway of the old radar tower, a dining-room/meeting-room at the top indoor level, and a viewing platform surrounding the old dome. We'll be on naturalist-led walks and excursions for the next several days.