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There are always so many birds around El Valle that each outing is sure to produce many El Valle birds in La Mesa, Cerro Gaital and pther great spots.  El Valle is located to the west of Panama City we find a mountain range cloud forest elevating from 800 m (2500 ft) to 1,007m (3000 ft) from sea level, home to many highlands and foothills species and other more widespread species are here as well. Expect to see an avifauna different from the ones found in the lowlands of the Canal area. Be prepared for chilled nights and mornings. To complete the day, another place worth visiting, time permiting, and on the way is Cerro Campana.
There are always so many birds around El Valle that each outing is sure to produce many birds when visiting La Mesa, and part of Cerro Gaital and even at El Valle town is great birding.

Two hours+ drive from Panama City will take you to El Valle. We recommend to overnight. 

PARK FEE (is included in price)
Entrance park fee for foreigners is US $0.00 per person (when applicable). Local US $0.00 each (when applicable).


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Easy to moderate walking is required.
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WHAT TO EXPECT                                                                            
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With an early morning start, expect to see by noon 45 to 60 species. By the end of the day a final count around 70+ is common.

You will be birding cooler highlands at about 900m (2700 ft) from sea level.
Transported by car to the birding areas, stopping when needed . Birding in the best areas like Cerro Gaital, La Mesa - to mention a few -  is done by walking through hilly terrains and trails narrow in places,  muddy in others and along roads with grassland on both sides looking for species related to that habitat and for raptors as well.. Be prepared for scattered showers along the dayAlso with time permiting we will visit El Chiru, Juan Hombron, Chame... 

The climate in the El Valle 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 80s. Clouds and overcast skies frequently prevail in higher areas, leading to damp conditions. Be prepared for scattered showers along the day. 

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BIRDING ALL DAY  (6:00am till 12:00pm





El Valle  from Panama City (*)

150 usd

185 usd


price per person minimum two(2) person      

(*)  When Tour to El Valle starts from Colon, Gamboa, Hotel Decameron, Hotel Playa Blanca, Buenaventura, a surcharge may apply for transportation and lodging for the bird-guide.   Advance quote is necessary.

You will find many comfortable and elegant B&B´s and Hotels to choose from. For hotel reservation you can do direct or we can help.

Many good local restaurants in the area offering Panamanian and international ditches.  

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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Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook and camera (optional).

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 describe 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 .

This is a listing of the birds we have seen on different tours along El Valle 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 found in El Valle and Cerro El Gaital:

Slaty Antwren,Black-headed Antthrush,Common Bush-Tanager,Black-face Grosbeak,Green Hermit,Violet-headed Hummingbird,White-tailed Emerald,
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant,White-ruffed Manakin,Blue-and-white Swallow,White-throated Thrush,Silver-throated Tanager,
Black-and-yellow Tanager,Orange-bellied Trogon,Yellow-eared Toucanet,Plain Antvireo,Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch,Red-legged Honeycreepers,Thick-billed Euphonias ,Clay-colored Robins,Black-chested Jays ,Rufous Motmot ,Blue-grays Tanager,Flame-rumped Tanager,Crimson-backed Tanager,White-lined Tanager,Palm Tanager,Dusky-faced Tanager,Red-crowned Ant-Tanager ,Rufous-tailed Hummingbird,Green Hermit, Green Thorntail, White-vented Plumeleteer,Snowy-bellied hummingbird,Violet-headed hummingbird,Purple-crowned Fairy,Violet-crowned Woodnymph,Garden Emerald,Stripe-throated Hermit,Rufous-crested Coquette,Emeral Tanager,Bay-headed Tanager,Golden-hooded Tanager,Flame-rumped Tanager,Tawny-crested Tanager,Silver-throated Tanager,Barred Hawk,Bat Falcon ,Lineated Woodpecker,Keel-billed Toucan,Orange-bellied Trogon,Spotted Woodcreeper,Paltry Tyrannulet,Tawny-capped Euphonia,Scarlet-thighed Dacnis,Tody Motmot,Lance-tailed Manakin,Yellow Tryannulet,White-bellied Antbird,Yellow-crowned Euphonia,...and more

Custom Itinerary available.  Flexibility is our trade mark. If your business, working or family responsibilities don’t allow birding trip we offer, we can work together on a Custom Itinerary and cover your expectations. phone (507)6728-3501 
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