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             CERRO AZUL & CERRO JEFE

A DAY TOUR to Cerro Azul foothills include transportation and specialized birding guide.
40 additional bird species not present in the central panama and panama canal can be found here.. activity is not nearly as depended on time of day as in low lands.. no so essential to get an early start..
East of Panama City, within the Chagres National Park is a mountain range cloud forest from 800m (2500 ft ) to 1007m ( 3000 ft ) from sea level, home to many endemics and many foothills species as well. About 40 additional species not present in the Canal Area lowlands can be found here. Be prepared for chilled nights and mornings. Other places worth visiting on the way is Las Nubes.

LOCATION: One hour drive from Panama City.

PARK FEE:  Entrance park fee for foreigners is US $25.00 per person.

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WHAT TO EXPECT :  With an early morning start, expect to see by noon 60 to 80 species. By the end of the day a final count of 90+ is common.

AREA DESCRIPTION:  You will be birding cooler highlands at about 1,000m (3000 ft) from sea level. Transported by car from site to site, birding is done by walking through hilly and level terrains and trails narrow in places and muddy in others.

BIRDING ALL DAY  (5:00am till 4:00pm = 11 hrs... rates are per person in usd cash) 





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WEATHER:  The climate in Cerro Azul and Cerro Jefe  region is considerably cooler than that of the Central Panama/Canal Zone. Mornings and evenings are cooler while midday temperatures usually do not exceed the low 87s. Clouds and overcast skies frequently prevail in higher areas, leading to damp conditions.

ACCOMODATIONS: You will find small and comfortable B&B´s (family type operation) for overnight. For reservations or for reference click here, will be glad to help you.

EATING FACILITIES:There are good restaurants in the area. Go Back

CLOTHING:  Besides the light clothing usually recommended be prepared for chilled nights and mornings at least one warm sweater or jacket plus the cotton shirts or t-shirts - earth colors preferable- long (preferable) and short pants, poncho, hiking shoes, hat, insect repellent and sun block. Dress as for tropical hot humid weather and be ready for rain any time.
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GEAR: 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” forPanama and some Costa Rica birds. First published 2010 .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 listing of birds we have seen on different tours along Cerro Azul, Cerro Jefe and surrounding areas , 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

or '  call +(507) 6728-3501 and personally
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Among the specialties found in Cerro Azul and Cerro Jefe: 
White-fronted Nunbird
Blue-fronted Parrotlet
Rufous-winged Tanager
White-tipped Sicklebill
Brown-billed Scythebill
Rufous-crested Coquette
Violet-capped Hummingbird
Violet-headed Hummingbird
Yellow-eared Toucanet
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle
Ornate Hawk-Eagle
Speckled Antshrike
Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager
Three-striped Warbler
Russet-crowned Quail-Dove
Purplish Quail-Dove
Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker
Olive Tanager
Stripe-headed Brush-Finch

For the complete list of Central Panama birds Click Here !
                                                                                                    Birding Hotspots 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)

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Flexibility is our trade mark. If your business, working or family responsibilities
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. phone (507)6728-3501

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