the road to Darien!
Patches of forest still remain and the original avifauna can still be found
along the Road to Darien constructed more than 35 years ago.
We will start biding immediatly after crossing the Bridge on the Bayano Lake
in the Province of Panama, at approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes from Panama
City. Continue birding along the road and on the trails
■ Easy... to Moderate... to Hard
Easy to moderate walking is required.
■ Easy... to ■ Moderate... to Hard
WHAT TO EXPECT
With an early morning start expect to see by noon 60 to 80 species. And by
the end of the day a final count of 97+ is common.
The climate in Central Panama /Canal Zone is usually warm, with mornings in
the 70s and afternoons in the 80s. Conditions at midday can be humid and
very warm, with temperatures reaching into the lower 90s. Rainstorms may
occur at any time of year, but are more likely during the rainy season,
which runs from the summer months into early December. Generally, the
weather in Central Panama is mild and pleasant, with our activities
corresponding to the cooler parts of the day and heightened bird activity.
BIRDING ALL DAY
till 4:00pm = 11 hrs...
rates are per person
in usd cash)
The Bayano area can be visited as a day trip from panama City.
Note: All the expenditures will stay in the community. Used birding gear
(binoculars) and books (panama birding guides or similar) can be sent as
donation to the local school. They will be distributed among the kids by
There is a restaurant run by locals. It is open to the public every day. It
is clean and the food is fresh. The day menu can be the usual salad (lettuce
and tomato) rice & beans, chicken, meat or pork and sweet plantain, or what
clients order the most which is “todays soup with rice”.. is yummy!.
Reservations for breakfast and dinner is advisable. BYO water (bring your
own) or drink cook from can or bottle.
Light clothing is recommended: cotton shirts or t-shirts - earth colors
preferable- long and short pants, poncho, hiking shoes, hat, insect
repellent and sun block. Dress for tropical hot humid weather and be ready
Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook and camera (optional).
GUIDE BOOK RECOMMENDED
These two books are an example of hard work put into, and for the benefit,
of conserving Panama´s birds:
“The Birds of Panama, a field guide by George R Angehr and Robert Dean can
be described as the “bible” for Panama and some Costa Rica birds. The latest
edition (1989).This excellent field guide is highly recommended as your
primary reference book on the birds.
“An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Panama” by Ernesto Ponce and
Giselle Muschett, 2006, 1st Edition. It can be described as “a descriptive
fieldwork tool” for fast information .
BIRDS TO LOOK FOR
This is a list of birds - by memory - seen along the Achiote Road and
surrounding areas on different tours, and some additions from friends, guess
and people who have collaborated sharing with us their sightings. The list
on the move. Feel free to send your findings and comments firstname.lastname@example.org
Check here for the complete list of Central Panama Birds.
or ' call +(507) 6728-3501 and personally
answer your questions on the birds of Panamainfo@birdingbyboattour.com
Achiote Road, Birding BY BOAT, shore birding, fixed date tours , cruiseship
travellers, Plantation Road, birdlist, Pipeline Road, city birdwatching,
Metropolitan Nature Park, city birding, Central Panama and Canal Panama
Canal, birding central panama, Bayano lowlands, Cerro Campanana, OLD GAMBOA
ROAD cerro azul y cerro jefe,
Pre and Post Extensions to the C. P. Tour available:
- Bayano Day Tour -Darien road (lowlands)
- The Birding by Boat Tour (Gatun and Chagres River and the Canal)
Flexibility is our trade mark. If your business, working or family
don’t allow a 12, 10, or a 7 Day birding trip, we can work together on a
Custom Itinerary that will fit your necessities and cover your expectations.
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