(Parque Nacional de Cerro Campana)
Also known as Altos de Campana (Campana National Park) was establish
in 1966 as Panama first National Park. A park noted for its remarkable steep
rock formations with great view to the Pacific, with evergreen lowland and
submontane forest. Includes Cerro Campana reaches 1,007m (3,300 ft), Cerro
Trinidad (988m), Peña Blanca (907)m and Los Monos (893m), and the headwaters
of the Capira and Chame Rivers on the Pacific slope, and the Trinidad River,
part of the Panama Canal watershed on the Caribbean slope.
Marks the easternmost extension of the cloud forest Talamanca Range of Costa Rica and
western Panama, on the Pacific, located 50 km west of Panama City. At 1.15
hour drive from Panama City, you will be able to find many foothills
species in the moist submontane and cloud forest on its slopes.
Easy to moderate walking is required.
■ Easy... to ■ Moderate... to Hard
WHAT TO EXPECT
With an early morning start expect to see by noon 40 to 60 species. And by
the end of the day a final count of 87+ is common. We will search for
foothill species (see part of the list below). Total bird species inventory
Birding is done primarily along a set of easy walkable trails ( Panama
Trail, La Cruz, Podocarpus) but on the way up, stops along the road is
recommended to look in grassy areas and bordered forest. There is traffic
along the road. Awareness is advised all the time.
Expect foggy mornings and some windy moments with scatter showers along the
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)
ACCOMODATIONS Cerro Campana is easily done as a complete day trip, or
as a complement going to Panama City from El Valle or from other Panama
interior places. Lodging in the area is available.
No place near the park it self. Lunch will be pack or we may drive 15
minutes to the nearest eating facility in Capira.
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 Go Back
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” forPanama 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 at Campana National Park and
environs during different tours, and some additions from friends, guess and
people who have collaborated sharing with us their sightings. The list is
continuously on the move. Feel free to send your findings and comments firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck here for the complete list of Central Panama
or ' call +(507) 6728-3501 and personally
answer your questions on the birds of Panamainfo@birdingbyboattour.com
Black-crowned Antpitta (rare)
Green Shrike Vireo
Yellow –Crowned Euphonia
Black –headed Antthrush
For the complete list of Central Panama birds Click Here !
Other birding hotspots and trails are 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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