We begin this month's gallery of recent tour photos with a handsome Black-throated Tit photographed on our Vietnam tour by guide Doug Gochfeld. Enjoy a little virtual travel with the following images!
A fabulous Black-throated Sunbird provided this fine sighting near Da Lat in the southern Annam highlands. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
There's lot of sculpted mountain scenery to enjoy along our route through Vietnam. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
This Oriental Pied-Hornbill in flight gives the full effect of the large bird's lovely wing and tail pattern. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
The spectacular Blyth's Paradise-Flycatcher is one of three species resulting from the split of the wide-ranging "Asian" Paradise-Flycatcher. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
A flock of Scarlet Minivets created a little bit of aerial art, nicely captured by guide Doug Gochfeld at Cuc Phuong.
Our Vietnam group birding the Tanung Valley, with guide Dave Stejskal in red cap. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
This "Chinese" White Wagtail of the race leucopsis made for an graceful image by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Another Blyth namesake, this time Blyth's Shrike-Babbler, photographed by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Crested Serpent-Eagle shows a magnificent underwing profile in flight. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
A stop for a special boat outing amidst the limestone outcrops at Van Long gave us the opportunity for some new birds and...
...a critically endangered primate, Delacour's Langur. This youngster was among a larger group we observed well. Photos by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Guide Dave Stejskal captured this fine view of a fluffed up Fork-tailed Sunbird at Mang Den.
Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, looms in the hazy distance in this shot by guide Doug Gochfeld.
What's that in the undergrowth? A scarce regional specialty, Germain's Peacock-Pheasant! Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
A Golden-throated Barbet at Deo Nui San by guide Dave Stejskal.
Nine species of sunbird are possible, and this Gould's Sunbird is certainly among the most spectacular small species on the trip. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Malkohas are large cuckoos, and guide Doug Gochfeld caught this Green-billed nicely in mid-flight.
A lovely sweep of undisturbed forest in the mountains of Tam Dao National Park in the far north of the country. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Another beautifully patterned face: Indochinese Barbet at Deo Nui San by guide Dave Stejskal.
There's lots of limestone landscape in Vietnam...and several species tied to it, like this Limestone Wren-Babbler. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
From our Vietnam tour we move back to the New World, where John Coons and group viewed this lovely Barred Puffbird on the Panama's Canopy Lodge tour. Photo by participant Howard Patterson.
The head of a Chestnut-headed Oropendola is almost all beak. Photo by participant Howard Patterson.
Offered some free bananas, these Collared Aracaris allowed us fine looks at their intricate patterns. Photo by participant Howard Patterson.
A mob of Gray-headed Chachalacas photographed by participant Howard Patterson.
This Lineated Woodpecker was busily working a Cecropia branch. Photo by participant Howard Patterson.
An Orange-billed Sparrow aglow in a protective tangle. Photo by participant Howard Patterson.
The famous Bridge of the Americas spans the southern entrance to the Panama Canal. Photo by participant Howard Patterson.
Several suspension bridges on the Canopy Lodge trails gave us opportunities to scan for Fasciated Tiger-Heron. Photo by participant Alice Whitmore.
Next door to Panama we ran two Holiday Costa Rica tours to Rancho Naturalista and other sites. Participant Sheila Pera caught this Green-breasted Mango revealing its purple tail.
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