Bird watching holidays in Panama:
Panama's key birdwatching sites
Soberanía NP, in the southern canal area is home to 520 species of bird, the trails here include Pipeline Road, Semaphore Hill Road, Plantation Road and Old Gamboa Road. Nearby are the Miraflores Ponds and Camino de Cruces.
On the northern Atlantic/Caribbean side of the canal area is the famous Achiote Road in San Lorenzo NP and near Colon the Sierra Llorona reserve.
Metropolitan Park in downtown Panama City is surprisingly productive.
For a day’s birding from the capital are Chagres NP, Cerro Jefe, Cerro Azul & Tocumen Marsh.
2hr drive west of Panama City are El Valle de Antón and El Copé (aka Omar Torrijos NP) - the most easterly places where the foothill endemics of the Talamanca Range can be found.
A short flight to David in the Chiriquí Highlands near Costa Rica offers birding in La Amistad reserve, Barú Volcano NP, Volcán Lakes, Cerro Punta, Boquete, Fortuna Forest Reserve and Palo Seco Protection Forest.
2½ hours drive east of Panama City are Burbayar Lodge and the Nusagandi Reserve in the Serrania de San Blas/Kuna Yala where some Darién species can be seen without rugged travel or security concerns.
For the more intrepid, who are prepared to share bathrooms, sleep a night in a tent and who take account of Foreign Office warnings but are not deterred, we arrange visits to Cana and Cerro Pirre in the Darién NP bordering Colombia.
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