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
will find small and comfortable B&BÂ´s (family type operation) for
overnight. For reservations or for reference click here, will be glad to
FACILITIES:There are good restaurants in the area. Go Back
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.
scope (optional), field guide, notebook and camera (optional).
RECOMMENDED: These two books are an example of hard work put into, and for
the benefit, of conserving Panamaâ€™s birds:
Â· â€œThe Birds of Panama, a field guide by George R Angehr and Robert Dean
Can be described as the â€œbibleâ€ forPanama and some Costa Rica birds.
First published 2010 .This excellent field guide is highly recommended as
your primary reference book on the birds.
Â· â€œAn Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Panamaâ€ by Ernesto Ponce
and Giselle Muschett, 2006, 1st Edition. It can be described as â€œa
descriptive fieldwork toolâ€ 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
Among the specialties and rare birds 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
For other Birding Hotspots: 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,