Spotted Antbird in the middle of an Army Ant Swarm #birding #Panama

Published January 8, 2015 in Field Notes


Being in the middle of an Army Ant Swarm it’s one of the best experiences a birder could have. Once you have found the moving ants on their way, and all the bird activity associated with it, you only have to stand still and watch what comes your way (careful where you step!). After a few minutes, the birds ignore you and start to get closer. Some of the species that attend to these ant swarms are very special as well. This is a Spotted Antbird.