Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009's Remembrances

This year is (almost) gone, and all our hopes are centred in the next year 2010 to fully overcome all the experiences and good moments during this one. It is time to remember those moments that, one way or another, marked our lives during the 2009.
I think 2009 was a very good year if we talk about trips. The most memorables were my trip to El Real, Darien; all those trips to the western highlands in Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro provinces; the mini-pelagic from El Ciruelo, Los Santos; the journey to Cobachon, Veraguas; visiting the wettest and driest sites of the Herrera province in the same day; and Gloriela's international trip to Nicaragua attending a congress (and visiting many touristic sites, including the Masaya volcano).

And how to forget those sightings that made us jump of joy (Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Large-billed Seed-Finch, Donacobius, Azuero Parakeet, Great Green Macaw, Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager, Bare-necked Umbrellabird and many more) and to our friends... including a new bird for Panama (Black-legged Kittiwake).

This year brought us our new house in Penonome and we started the construction of a cabin at the finca.

Some personal achievements, like being named Chief Resident at my hospital and winning a free birding trip to central Peru! were highlights.

But the most important of all, this year offered us enough time to spent with our birders and non-birders friends!


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