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The beautiful & colorful parrots of Morrillo.


I will be the first to admit that I never gave "birding" it's due respect. Having moved from Colorado to the jungles of Panama, I have seen the light or the colors I should say.


Colorado has a lot of awesome going for it but when it comes to birding, Panama is where it's at. With over 1,000 species of birds Panama is considered one of the best places in the world for bird watching.


If I do say so myself, the terraces of our hotel rooms are an exceptional place to slow down with a cup of exquisite organic Panamanian coffee, or rum, get out your field glasses and watch the beautiful birds of Morrillo

They are colorful, loud, entertaining, and shockingly beautiful. Of course the star of the show is the keel-billed toucan but the parrots and parakeets here will give them a run for their



The parrots nest in tree cavities laying 3-4 eggs that incubate for approximately one month. The males and females who can live up to 40 years are equally beautiful with the same bright blue head and colorful tail feathers. While they are still listed as least concern, their numbers are decreasing as a result of deforestation and illegal trade because they are popular as pets. [sad face here]. When you come visit us, you will understand the magic of watching a bird free to fly in nature among the trees. Although the Howler Monkeys are the loudest, these parrots and parakeets seem to be in training to out-do the howlers for volume. Not only will their beauty turn your head but they have a lot to tell you and I promise...you will listen.

Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort










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