PLANTATION ROAD & EL CHARCO TRAIL
Plantation Trail, which starts right by the entrance to the road to the
Canopy Tower, is a good, easy graded dirt road that passes through a mature
forest for about four miles. The road follows a small creek, Río Chico
■ Easy... to Moderate... to Hard
Moderate to Hard walking is required.
■ Easy... to ■ Moderate... to Hard
WHAT TO EXPECT
With an early morning start expect to see by noon 40-60 species. And by the
end of the day a final count of 97+ is common.
Birding is done primarily along Plantation Road in Central Panama and Canal which in most places the
forest is clear of undergrowth, which makes it especially suited for
observing shy, interior forest birds
When visiting Plantation Road you also have a good chance to find an army
ant swarm and many of the birds that follow these swarms as they roam the
Located in in Central Panama /Canal Zone the climate 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
till noon = 6hrs...
price is per person)
There is no eating facility in the area.
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.
Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook and camera
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. The latest edition (1989).This excellent field
guide is highly recommended as your primary reference book on
“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 Plantation
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck here for the complete list of
Central Panama Birds.
or ' call +(507) 6728-3501 and personally
answer your questions on the birds of Panama email@example.com
Check other biring hotspots in Central Panama: 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 Campana, OLD GAMBOA ROAD cerro azul y
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