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                 Espave St.#7. El Valle de Anton-Panama     
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P.O. Box: 0830.00359 - Panama.    


 



 



 
  
   

If you are a birder and you haven't been to Panama, you don't know what you're missing. Panama boasts 972 bird species,
more than the US and Canada combined. Further making Panama a birders dream-come-true is the easy access to most
of the bird rich locations. Since Panama has only just begun to promote itself as a tourism destination, birders are few and
birds abound.There is a saying that while in some countries you have twenty tourists looking at one bird, in Panama you
have one tourist looking at twenty birds  

PACKAGES

   

We offer two incredible packages for enjoying Panama's birdwatching.
Checkout our itinerary for each package.

ATLANTIC  PACIFIC  BIRDER´S DELIGH (OPTION 1)

ATLANTIC PACIFIC  BIRDER´S DELIGH (OPTION 2)

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ATLANTIC PACIFIC BIRDER´S DELIGHT (OPTION 1)
Minimum 2 pax / Maximum 12 pax
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Day 1,
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Best Western Las Huacas Hotel & Suites in Panama City, where you will have dinner and overnight in double room. (D
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Day 2,
Breakfast will be served at the Hotel’s Restaurant Sabores Panameños. After breakfast we will have a meeting for a briefing of your itinerary and delivery of the Program Info Pack. Depending on the tide, we will depart for a guided shorebird tour with visit to Old Panama, Colonial Panama and to Miraflores Locks, first set of locks of the Panama Canal on the Pacific Side of the Republic. Lunch will be served at the Hotel’s Restaurant and will be accommodated between the shorebird tour and the visit to the Panama Canal. On your return to your hotel, you will have a Happy Hour with 2 drinks per person and this time will be used to review the days bird sightings. Dinner will be at the Las Tinajas Restaurant where you will have the opportunity of learning about Panamanian folklore and national dress, la Pollera. Overnight will be at the Best Western Las Huacas Hotel & Suites. (B.L,D)

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Day 3

This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the Metropolitan Nature Park for birding with your naturalist guide. The Metropolitan Nature Park is the only city park in Latin America containing tropical semi-deciduous forest. It has a bird list of more than 200 species. You will return to your hotel for lunch and check out, since you will then take a mid-afternoon visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Marine Exhibit located in Culebra Point where you will have an opportunity to watch the exhibit of Pacific and Atlantic marine fauna, as well as bird-watching for dry forest and shorebird species. During the late afternoon we will check in at Albrook Inn, located in the Canal area. After checking in, you will have time to review the days bird sightings while enjoying 2 drinks. Dinner and overnight will be at Albrook Inn. (B,L,D)___________________________________________________________________________________________
Day 4,
Following breakfast and early check out, you will be transferred to Pipeline Road. Once part of the Canal Zone, Pipeline Road is considered to be one of the finest places in the world for birding and nature observation. We will have a picnic lunch at Summit Gardens where we will visit the Harpy Eagle Sanctuary. We will spend time bird-watching around Summit Ponds and Old Gamboa Road. In the afternoon, before departing for Cerro Azul where we will have dinner and overnight at Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa. Before dinner we will enjoy our 2 drinks while we review the days bird sightings. (B,L,D)
Specialties we will be looking for: Yellow-eared Toucanet, Crimson-bellied Woodpecker, Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner, Russet Antshrike, Sirystes, Gray Elaenia, Sulphur-rumped and Tawny-crested Tanagers, various forest raptors, Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Brownish Twistwing, Speckled Mourner, Tawny-faced Gnatwren, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Great Curassow, Dull-mantled Antbird, Broad-billed Sapayoa, Buff-rumped Warbler.
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Day 5,
After an early breakfast, to Cerro Jefe Forest Reserve for a morning of bird-watching. You will return to Hostal Casa de Campo to have lunch. After lunch you will bird the lodge’s grounds until late afternoon when you will return to the lodge for your Happy Hour with 2drinks and review of the days bird sightings before dinner. Dinner and overnight at Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa. (B,L,D)
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Day 6,
Early morning breakfast and then depart for birding in Altos de Cerro Azul, area to include several trails such as Calle Maipo and Birders View, where a picnic lunch will be served. By mid-afternoon we will return to your lodge for check out and transfer to the Atlantic Side. You will check in at Sierra Llorona Panama Lodge. After check in we will work on our days sightings while enjoying our 2 drinks before dinner. Dinner and overnight will be at Sierra Llorona Panama Lodge. After dinner, you will take an evening hike on one of the lodge’s trails. (B,L,D)
Specialties we will be looking for in the Cerro Azul area: Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager, Black-headed Brush-Finch, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Violet-capped Hummingbird, Blue-fronted Parrotlet, White-tipped Sicklebill, White-ruffed Manakin, Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush, Striped Woodhaunter, Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner, Emerald Tanager, Speckled Tanager, Rufous-winged Tanager, Olive Tanager, Sulphur-rumped Tanager, Black and Yellow Tanager
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Day 7,
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Achiote Road and Escobal area. You will have a box lunch on the field. You will also visit adjacent areas to Fort Sherman and Fort San Lorenzo. Late afternoon departure to Sierra Llorona where you will enjoy your happy hour and work on the Bird Check List of the day. Dinner and lodging will be at Sierra Llorona Panama Lodge. You must leave everything prepared for early departure next day. (B,L,D)
Specialties we will be looking for from the Sierra Llorona Panama Lodge birding spots: Red-breasted Blackbird, shore and wading birds, Peregrine Falcons, Merlins, forest-floor and lower-level forest birds such as quail-doves, leaftossers, antpittas, gnatwrens, Savanna Hawk, White-headed and Stripe-breasted Wrens, Montezuma Oropendolas, Gray-cheeked Nunlet, Spot-crowned Barbet, Pied Puffbird, Streaked and Pygmy Antwrens, Sulphur-rumped and Dusky-faced Tanagers.

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Day 8
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After an early breakfast, we depart from Sierra Llorona Panama Lodge towards Cerro Campana looking for more foothill species. A box lunch will be served while in Cerro Campana. During the early afternoon we will depart the area towards the beautiful mountain town of El Valle de Anton. Upon arrival in El Valle, you will be transferred to your bed and breakfast, Park Eden Bed and Breakfast Country Retreat. After check in, you will have time to bird-watch around the lodge’s grounds. You will have time for a happy hour and work on your days sightings before dinner. Dinner and overnight will be at Park Eden. (B,L,D
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Day 9
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Enjoy an early morning of birding on the trail that goes along the ridge of Cerro Gaital, which is 3,000 ft. (900m) above sea level. You will return to the lodge for a garden lunch, weather permitting. After lunch you depart for bird-watching at different spots of the area, including Chorro El Macho.
You will return to the lodge with time to enjoy your 2 drinks, work on the Bird Check List of the day; dinner and overnight at Park Eden Bed and Breakfast Country Retreat. (B,L,D)
Specialties we will be looking for: Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, White-ruffed Manakin, Blue-and-white Swallow, White-throated Thrush, Silver-throated Tanagers, Orange-bellied Trogon, Plain Antvireo, Purplish-backed Quail-Dove, White-tipped Sicklebill, Slaty Antwren, Black-headed Antthrush, Common Bush-Tanager, Black-faced Grosbeak, various hummingbirds such as Green Hermit, Violet-headed Hummingbird, White-tailed Emerald.
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Day 10
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After breakfast and a quick stop at the handicrafts market(only on Sundays), we depart to the Province of Chiriqui by car or private van. It is a long ride, but we will be stopping at different spots for birding opportunities: Las Salinas of Aguadulce, Santa Maria River in Divisa, Tole , Juay and El Chorcha areas. Time permitting we will stop at the Allan Herr look out before reaching Cerro Punta. Lunch will be at the La Hacienda Restaurant in Santiago de Veraguas, midpoint on the way to Chiriqui. Once you get to Cerro Punta, you will have time to rest, meet for the happy hour and review the sightings of the day. Dinner and overnight will be at Los Quetzales Ecolodge & Spa. (B,L,D
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Day 11
After breakfast you depart in 4WD vehicles to the cabin area, inside Friendship International Park (FIP). Afternoon birding along Los Quetzales Trail inside Volcan Baru National Park, in the area of El Respingo. Dinner and overnight will be at Los Quetzales Ecolodge & Spa. (B,L,D)
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Day 12,
Visit Park Ranger Station and trails at FIP, Las Nubes. On drive back to David Airport enjoy birding at Volcan Lakes, Macho de Monte and Buenos Aires, followed by a flight back to Panama City, where you will be transferred to Albrook Inn. (B,L,D)
Specialties we will be looking for in the Chiriqui highlands: Resplendant Quetzals, Black Guan, Andean Pygmy-Owl, Prong-billed Barbet, Buffy Tuftedcheek, Ochraceous Pewee, Silvery-throated Jay, Wrenthrush, White-crowned Parrot, Fiery-billed Aracari, Turquoise Cotinga, Black-and-yellow Silky Flycatcher, Golden browed Chlorophonia, Emerald Toucanet, Colllared Redstart and one hundred other species of birds, some of them endemic.
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Day 13,
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your flight home. (B)*

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner
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ATLANTIC  PACIFIC BIRDER´S DELIGHT (OPTION 2)
Minimum 2 pax / Maximum 12 pax  

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Day 1,
Upon arrival you will be transferred to the *Albrook Inn*. During Dinner you will have a briefing of your itinerary. (D) ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Day 2,
* Morning visit to the Metropolitan Nature Park, the only city park in Latin America containing tropical semi-deciduous forest and with a bird list of more than 200 species. You will also visit the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Marine Exhibit where you will watch Pacific and Atlantic marine fauna, as well as birdwatching for dry forest and shorebird species. Overnight will be at Albrook Inn.   (B,L,D
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Day 3,
Today is Pipeline Road day, considered one of the finest places in the world for birding and nature observation. We visit the Harpy Eagle Sanctuary and spend time birdwatching around Summit Ponds and Old Gamboa Road. Departure for Colon for our overnight at Sierra Llorona Panama Lodge. with evening owling.   (B,L,D)
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Day 4,
Transfer to Achiote Road and Escobal area, as well as adjacent areas to Fort Sherman and Fort San Lorenzo.   (B,L,D) ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Day 5
Early departure for Cerro Campana looking for foothill species.   Mid afternoon, departure for El Valle de Anton, to Park Eden Bed and Breakfast where you will birdwatch around the lodge's grounds.   (B,L,D
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Day 6,
Your birdwatching guide will take you to Cerro Gaital, Chorro El Macho and different spots of the El Valle area. (B,L,D) ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Day 7,
Depart for the Chiriqui Highlands in Western Panama. You will be stopping at several prime birding locations. Overnight at Los Quetzales Ecolodge & Spa.   (B,L,D)
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Day 8,
Birdwatching the ecolodge's grounds and 400 hectare compound inside two parks, Los Quetzales Trail, Macho de Monte and other areas of interest.   (B,L,D)
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Day 9,
Early morning departure to Las Nubes, inside Friendship International Park,* World Heritage Patrimony, shared with Costa Rica.* Mid afternoon departure to David for flight back to Panama City. Overnight at Best Western Las Huacas Hotel & Suites (B,L,D) ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Day 10,
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fter breakfast you will depart for a guided shorebird tour depending on the tide with visits to Old Panama, Colonial Panama and Miraflores Locks, the first set of locks of the Panama Canal on the Pacific side of the country. Dinner will be at Las Tinajas Restaurant where you will learn about *Panamanian* folklore.(B,L,D)
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Day 11,
Early breakfast and departure for Cerro Azul, followed by birding in Altos de Cerro Azul including famous trails such as Calle Maipo and Birder's View. Overnight at Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa.(B,L,D)  
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Day 12,
We visit Cerro Jefe Forest Reserve, as well as birdwatching the *bed and breakfast's* grounds.   Final *review of checklists*, followed by typical Panamanian dishes and overnight at Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa. (B,L,D)

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Day 13,
After breakfast,  transferred toTocumen International Airport for your flight home. (B)*

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner
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