4 DAY BIRDING TOUR in
¡ All inclusive 4 days -low budget- Birding Tour. –
YOU PICK THE DATE WE DO THE REST!
Visiting Pacific and Atlantic sites and the Panama Canal!
is our most popular birding trip to Central Panama -– 4-days
dedicated to birding in National Parks incluidng San Lorenzo National Park, Soberania National Park, Metopolitan City Park and other locales
with a variety
of habitats, including marshlands and lowland humid and dry rainforest.
“Gonzalo, Thank you so much for your expert guidance!”
David Jordet, New York, Sailbirder ( AT ) yahoo.com.
“In only 6 complete
days of birding, Gonzalo Horna helped my group to see 302 species in 2002, 306
species in 2003 and 290 species in 2004...Year after year its a pleasure and a
good blessing to come back here. The birds, nature are great. Gonzalo...and the
Staff are just wonderful. Thanks and all the success you deserve. Hasta Luego."
Laval Roy, Porte Platon, Quebec, Canada. Lavar ( AT ) videotron.ca.
include Crested Owl (actually seen and not just heard for a change) and Blue
Cotinga, which features quite reliably along the road side... We hope to return
before too long. "
James A. Christensen,
Vancouver B.C., Canada, jchristensen ( AT ) look.ca and Avid A. Christensen,
Tucoma, USA, scppc2000 ( AT ) yahoo.com.
“We all really
appreciated the time and effort that you put into showing us the birds of the
Gamboa and Achiote Road areas”.
Don, Howie, Dave, Dennis, Carol, Rob, Melissa, Miriam and Eva Callahan, 2008.
"The -noisy- group! Evamsc ( AT ) verizon.net.
“All in all, it was
a memorable adventure and birding trip and you helped make it special.”
Marlin and Anita Jones, Iowa marlinjones28 ( AT ) gmail.com.
- Areas to visit during the tour: We will visit the most and the least frequented
birding hotspots in Central Panama - Canal, including the world-renowned Pipeline Road, Achiote Road, Old Gamboa Road
(Summit Ponds), Plantation Trail, Fort Sherman, San Lorenzo Road
- Expect to see: As a conservative estimate between 160+
species during this trip (a much higher number is possible).
Please note that the species mentioned in
the list below are merely representative of the
birds that might reasonably be expected in the areas involved.
Send for complete bird list.
Birding Group Size:
To get a personalized attention especially when seen a bird at its maximum
detail we keep group size to a maximum of 4 persons.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
Our first birding day will start at 6:15 am at the Metropolitan Nature Park
in Panama city (470 acres of dry second and youngest growth forest with patches
of grassy areas ) giving us the opportunity to start with the search of
the Lance-tailed Manakin, the endemic Yellow-green Tyrannulet, Rosy
Thrush-Tanager (uncommon), Oange-chinned Parakeets, Pheasant Cuckoo (rare) and
more; after lunch birding will continue until around 3:00pm when we will start
our ride back to your hotel in Panama City or in Gamboa Town. On the
road (driving slowly) we’ll stop for birds along the road and at well known
spots at the Chagres River in search of Road-site Hawk, American Kestrel, Cocoi Heron, Tricolored Heron, Kill-billed and Chessnut-mandible Tucan,
Yellow-headed Caracara… Late afternoon you will receive the days
day will require an early start and drive to Achiote Rd + or - 75
minutes drive. The early birding day starts in Achiote Road and surrounding areas
looking for species that favor humid condition. We will be on the search of the
Spot-crowned Barbet, White-headed Wren, Long-tailed Tyrant, Blue Cotinga, White
Hawk, Flame-rumped Tanager, Montezuma Oropendola and many other species that can
be found here. At mid morning a well deserved breakfast with binoculars at hand to
catch a gleans of a Rufous-tailed Hummignbird, a probable Barred and Fasciated
Antshrike and others. After breakfast the birding fiesta will continue at
trails and in shaded coffee plantation. After lunch (+ or - 2:00pm) in route to
Fort Sherman and Fuerte San Lorenzo (wet lowland tropical forest with
also areas of grass, scrubs, mangroves , marshes and coastline) we will look
for the Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Golden-collared Manakin, Rufous Motmot,
Checker-throated Antwren, Piratic Flycatcher, birding along the way and later
on the afternoon back to Panamaa City/ Gamboa Town.
afternoon you will receive the days bird-list.
Early birding on the Old Gamboa Rd.
also known by some as the Summit Pond area traverses areas of dry forest, scrub
and grassland. A walk down the road will allow a great views of many species
including Great Antshrike, Pale-vented Pigeons, Blue Ground-Doves, Orange
Chinned Parakeets, Red-crowned Woodpecker, Lesser and Great Kiskadee,
Boat-billed Heron, Streak Saltator, Ringed, Amazon and Green Kinfishers are
possible and more. Later in the afternoon on Plantation Trail and the
El Charco Trail we will listen to the call and look for the Slaty-tailed
Trogon; Golden-crowned Spadebill, Southern Bentbill, Blue-crowned Manakin and
other great forest birds,
afternoon you will receive the days bird-list.
Early birding on Pipeline Road ( a secondary forest with some scrubbier
areas, with many streams crossing it). We will heard and look for the Southern Bentbill, Pheasant Cuckoo, Green Shrike-Vireo, Grey Elaenia, Streak-chested
Antpitta, Spotted Antbird, Long-billed Gnatwren, Great Jacamar and, before
heading for lunch a visit to the Ammunition Ponds (marshy area), very
productive during any hour of the day, we will search for the Snail Kite,
White-throated Crakes, Ruddy-breasted Seedeaters, Rufescent Tiger-Heron,
Variable Seedeater, Smooth-billed Ani and more. In the afternoon we will visit
The Summit Gardens for Oropendolas, Caciques and Hummingbirds and El
Charco Trail to see the Black-breasted Jay, Collared Arassari,
White-wiskered Puffbird and more. At noon before the farewell dinner we will
work on our “last day bird-list” and vote for the “bb of the d”. The group will
summarize on the complete tour bird-list, a vote for the best
bird and the best
day of the tour and the correspondent comments for the complete tour will be
4 Complete Days of Birding in Central Panama -
$ 388.50 ea
$ 259.00 ea
$ 194.25 ea
the Tour Cost:
/ Spanish bird guide with field scope, laser pointer, and
the latest Panama field-guide.
Check for tour availability.
in the tour cost:
fees to parks,
government taxes (7%), lodging, transportation, meals, personal items, gratuities.
Book this tour.
can provide transportation since day one
until departure at low cost. We use a
spacious, confortable Toyota Hi-Ace and Nisssa
Patrols with driver
so you don't miss "prime time
birding". Also we can arrange for your
Hotel and Lodge reservation.
Gonzalo Horna (coordinator) - for last minute details, questions or
changes call his Panama cellular -phone (507) 6728-3501 or
or Skype name gonzaloj3
tour packages available
7, 10, 12 and + days
), or for the
Day Trip. Availability
- Easy to moderate hiking is require. And for birders with moderate
limitations we are able to make a special itinerary. Either way, birders
will have a fantastic opportunity to views an impressive number of birds and
species, and the experience will be an enjoyable one.
- Dress for weather: tropical hot humid and be ready for rain. Light
clothing is recommended: cotton shirts and t-shirts (earth colors
preferable), long and short pants, poncho, hiking shoes, an extra pair or
sandals, hat, insect repellent and sun block.
- Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook and camera
Books we recommend : "A Guide to the Birds of Panama" by Robert S.
Ridgely and John A. Gwynne, Jr. and the latest by George R. Angehr and
Robert Dean "The Birds of Panama", publish 2010.
Bird list in brief
Send for complete bird list.
7days/ 6 nights all included.
or ' call +(507) 6728-3501 and personally
answer your questions on the birds of
For the complete list of Central Panama Birds.
For the complete list of
Central Panama birds Click Here !