Bird watching holidays in Panama:
Easy Birding in Panama
275-300 species in a week of relatively easy bird watching in two complementary locations
Canopy Tower, Soberanía NP
Day 1 BLD You are met on arrival in Panama City and driven to Canopy Tower in Soberanía NP for 7 nights full board with daily birding excursions led by experienced English speaking local bird guides, in groups of up to 8 birders.
In a week you can reasonably hope to see 275-300 species.
The lodge is a converted US military metal-skinned radar tower on a hilltop with upper level dining area and wide top viewing platform that are excellent for canopy birds.
Rooms have fans and windows looking into the trees; some have private bathrooms, others share. Plumbing limitations mean guests are urged to have rapid military-style showers.
The tower is very popular in the raptor migration season (mid-Oct - mid-Nov).
Day 2 BLD Semaphore Hill and Plantation Trail.
Day 3 BLD Summit Pond and Old Gamboa Road.
Day 4 BLD First half of Pipeline Rd. Summit Gdn, Harpy Eagle exhibit.
Day 5 BLD Ammo Dump Pond and Chagres River. Evening owling.
Day 6 BLD Second half of Pipeline Road
Day 7 BLD Round-up day, or visit Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal.
Canopy Lodge, El Valle
Day 8 BLD Some final birding before a 2hr drive to Canopy Lodge for 4 nights full board with shared birding excursions.
Canopy Lodge has stylish rooms in bird-friendly gardens by a stream, next to the protected area of Cerro Gaital.
Rest of day birding the Cariguana trail.
Day 9 BLD Cerro Gaital trail and a local waterfall.
Day 10 BLD Chorro Macho trails and private gardens with well-attended feeders.
Day 11 BLD El Chiru forest and La Zamia trail.
Day 12 B Return by road to Panama City for your flight home.
Guide price* from £1,605 to £2,705
12 days / 11 nights.
Starts Panama City. Ends Panama City.
Not quite right for you? Contact us to adjust the itinerary.
Places visited on this Panama birdwatching holiday:
› Canopy Lodge
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*What do guide prices cover?
Guide prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together and sharing twin/double accommodation.
Green Season (mid Apr - mid Sep) £1,605
Migration Season (mid Sep-mid Dec) £1,980
Peak raptor migration (mid Oct - mid Nov) £2,120
High Season (mid Dec = mid Apr) £2,565
Christmas/New Year (23 Dec-01 Jan) £2,705
Please ask us for prices for families, threesomes, singles, etc.
Guide prices do not include international flights, travel insurance, Panama departure tax (allow £15pp) or items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, and laundry, or optional excursions taken locally in Panama.
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