Bird watching holidays in Panama:
Birding the Darién
Intrepid bird watching in one of the most out-of-the-way locations in the tropics, yielding some remarkable birds
Cana field station
Day 1 LD From Panama City by chartered light plane to Santa Cruz de Cana, in Darién World Biosphere Reserve below Pirre Mountain, for 2 nights at the Cana Field Centre (1600ft), double rooms in wood cabins, shared bathrooms, hot water.
Specialities include Blue and Gold, Red-and-green, Great-green and Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Black tipped Cotinga, Swallow Tanager, Red-throated Caracara, Streaked Antwren, Dusky-backed Jacamar, and Ornate Hawk-Eagle.
Day 2 BLD Today explore the Mine Trail from Cana FC.
Specialities here include Great Curassow, Crested Guan, Dusky-faced Tanager, Olivaceous Piculet.
Bird the Seteganti Trail’s open scrub areas and mature forests–good for various woodpeckers (such as Crimson-bellied and Red-rumped), Red-billed Scythebill and Brown Violetear.
Pirre cloud forest
Day 3 BLD A slow fairly strenuous 5hr hike to Pirre Cloud Forest at 4200ft, good for specialities such as Beautiful Treerunner, Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Slaty Antwren, Tody Motmot, Yellow-eared Toucanet, Rufous-breasted Antthrush, Immaculate Antbird, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo, Pirre Warbler, Pirre Hummingbird, Pirre Bush Tanager, Greenish Puffleg, and Orange-bellied Euphonia.
On to the top of Pirre Mountain for Golden-headed Quetzal, Gray and Gold and other tanagers, Sharpbill, Chlorophonia and other highland species.
Night in screened tents under a tin roof in a forest clearing.
Day 4 BLD Morning descent, birding along the way. The afternoon is spent birding around the main camp.
Possibilities include Grey-cheeked Nunlet, Spotted Barbtail, Barred Puffbird, Yellow-green Tyrannulet, Jet Antbird, Black-crowned, Fulvous-bellied, Ochre-breasted and Scaled Antpittas, White-fronted Nunbird, Cinereous Becard and Golden-headed Manakin.
Overnight Cana field station.
Day 5 B This morning, after some last minute birding from the Cana airstrip back to Albrook airport in Panama City where the tour ends.
Guide price* from £950
5 days / 4 nights.
Starts Panama City. Ends Panama City.
small group, fixed date departures
2010 price: £950
04-08 Jan: 15-19 Jan: 27 Feb - 03 Mar; 08-12 Mar: 12-16 Mar; 16-20 Mar: 20-24 Mar; 24-28 Mar; 24-28 Mar; 28 Mar-01 Apr; 06-10 Apr; 07-11 Dec; 11-15 Dec; 15-19 Dec; 19-23 Dec; 23-27 Dec
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