Panama Trip
November 16-28, 2007

Day 1, Friday November 16, 2007
Day 2, Saturday, November 17, 2007
Day 3, Sunday, November 18, 2007
Day 4, Monday, November 19, 2007
Day 5, Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Day 6, Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Day 7, Thursday, November 22, 2007
Day 8, Friday, November 23, 2007
Day 9, Saturday, November 24, 2007
Day 10, Sunday, November 25, 2007
Day 11, Monday, November 26, 2007
Day 12, Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Day 13, Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Day 13, Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Five of us had 8:45 a.m. flights and since it was at least two hours to the airport, we departed the Canopy Lodge at 4:30 a.m. As we entered Panama City it was getting just bright enough to see a few birds, including Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns, and Magnificent Frigatebirds over Panama Bay. The tide was in so there were no mudflats, and so no shorebirds. One final addition to the trip list was a small group of Yellow-crowned Parrots in a bare tree in the middle of downtown. Surprisingly, Panama City is a very good place to see this species. On arrival at the airport, we were informed that our flight was delayed. I had late morning flights so we wouldn't have to depart so early, but the airline changed the schedule before we departed. So, the bottom line is that we ended up leaving at 11:30 anyway! Mike and Stella, who were scheduled to depart later, actually left earlier than we did. Once in Miami, we parted company with Jeff and Cheri, and caught our flight to Detroit, arriving on-time at 9:45 p.m.

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