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                        PIPELINE ROAD  
At the Soberania National Park, Pipeline Road is one of the best places in America for tropical birds exceeding the 400+ species. Other places worth visiting next to Pipeline Road are the Ammo Dump, the surroundings of the Pipeline main entrance road and the Gamboa Town. 

LOCATION 
Forty five minutes from Panama City, or two minutes from Gamboa Town, the entrance to Pipeline Road is easily reached by car or just walking from Gamboa Town. Other good area on the way to Pipeline is Ammo Dump well known for water birds. 

PARK FEE
Entrance park fee for foreigners is us $5.00 per peson. Local us $2.00

TOUR DIFFICULTY


■ Easy... to ■ Moderate... to ■ Hard

FITNESS 
Easy to moderate walking is require.
■ Easy... to ■ Moderate... to ■ Hard

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 
Birding is done by walking through the first 4 km passing through tall secondary and mature tropical forest with some scrubbier areas. Along the way many small creeks will cross the road and give good opportunity to get into and follow them for specific species. 
The road was built in the late 1930 to service a pipeline that crossed from ocean to ocean but was never used. 

WEATHER
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.                                                                                                 
                  m 6:00am till noon = 6hrs... price is per person)

BIRDING ALL MORNING at

4-5

2-3

1

Pipeline Road from Panama City and Gamboa.....

85 usd

95 usd

$quote

when visiting the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center add per person

 25 usd

25usd

 

(*) other destination possible: Colon, Gamboa, Hotel Decameron, Hotel Playa Blanca, Altos del Maria, El Valle.          
Panama bird guide
 

 

WEATHER
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.                                                                              
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ACCOMMODATIONS
Pipeline Road area can be visited as a morning/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 church. They will be distributed among the kids by their priest.

EATING FACILITIES
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!. BYO water (bring your own) or drink cook from can or bottle.

CLOTHING
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 for rain.
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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” 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.
Panama bird guide
“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 .
Some other places besides Pipeline Road worth visiting at the Soberania National Park are Old Gamboa Road and Summit  Ponds. 


BIRDS TO LOOK FOR
This is a list of birds - by memory - seen along the
Pipeline 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 is continuously on the move. Feel free to send your findings and comments to info@birdingbyboattour.com Check here for the Pipeline Road complete list of Central Panama Birds.

Look for:
Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo ( very rare)
Wing-banded Antbird
Agami Heron
Great Curassow
Gray Elaenia
White-ringed Flycatcher
Brownish Twistwing 
Spot-crowned Antvireo
Speckled Mourner
Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Russet Antshrike
Syristes
Yellow-green Tyrannulet (endemic)
Pheasant Cuckoo
Sepia -capped Flycatcher,
Lance-tailed Manakin
Rosy Thrush-Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager...

Also look for:
Spot-crowned Barbet
Keel-billed Toucan
Collared Aracari
Red-crowned Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Bare-crowned Antbird
Stripe-breasted Wren
Gray Hawk
Pale-vented Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon
Squirrel Cuckoo
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Barred Antshrike
Chestnut-backed Antbird
White-necked Puffbird
Black-breasted Puffbird
Panama Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Black-headed Tody Flycatcher
Northern Bentbill
Masked Tityra
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Golden-collared Manakin
Bay Wren
Black-bellied Wren
Stripe-breasted Wren
Northern Waterthrush
Thick-billed Euphonia
Flame-rumped Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Streaked Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator
Variable Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Panama bird guide


Send for the complete
list of Central Panama birds.

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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.
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Extension
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) Book a tour info@guidedbirdtours.com or phone (507) 6728-3501

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