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                                                                                                             Into 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  Gamboa Town. 

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. 

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With an early morning start, expect to see by noon 55 to 80 species +or - . By the end of the day a final count of 90+ is common.

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. 

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)




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

$95 ea.


When visiting Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (tower) in Pipeline Road add ticket price per person...

$25 ea. ticket


(*) other destination possible: Colon, Gamboa, Hotel Decameron, Hotel Playa Blanca, El Valle.         
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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.

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.

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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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 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.

“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. 

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 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
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.

Flexibility is our trade mark. If your business, working or family responsibilities don’t allow a complete birding trip, we can work together on a Custom Itinerary that will fit your necessities and cover your expectations.
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We are a fairly experienced, patient bird guide easy to get along with, and speaks English as a second language.
I prefer any type of bird - forest, grassland and water birds - in lowland, foothill and highlands terrain. And also enjoy wild life in general. I am the type who will stay with a flock or follow an army ant swarm until I see every bird and will never get enough going after the same species until everyone within the group is satisfied.
We are not big "checklisters", but for the record i do keep a day list of observed and heard birds and will share it with participants. And if I see a “liffer” you will noticed – there are many out there for me too.
I'm in a continuous learning process, sometimes I refer to a field book for double checking field marks, silhouette or for the correct name or call. I don't need to see every bird that I hear and don't like the overuse of playback.  
 I would rather simply hear a bird and not see it rather than  spend a half an hour calling it in with a tape recorder unless it is an specific “target bird” and with participants consensus. We are physically fit, and can walk long
hours if necessary.
On tour, the itinerary go from 6:00 am till noon follow by a lunch break and more birding during the afternoon.
And if possible, a couple hours of owling will end a good day! Participants will dictate the rhythm.
I look forward to hear from you and help plan a comfortable birding trip to Panama with all your questions answered before any commitment.  Let me know your expectations, limitations, accommodation and meal preference.

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