Birding

The Panama Pipeline Road is one of the top areas for bird watching

Panama has more bird species than the US and Canada combined: 934.

A must for bird watchers, a location where many bird counting records were set.

Birding in Panama is second to none and our professional bird guide can help you have an excellent bird day.

It is home to 79 species of reptiles, 525 species of birds, 105 species of mammals and an abundance of plants.

  • 59 Species of Hummingbirds
  • 8 Species of Toucans
  • 20 Species of Woodpeckers
  • 103 Species of Tyrant Flycatchers
  • 16 Species of Swallows and Martins
  • 6 Species of Boobies and only 9 worldwide

And many more exotic species.

 

 We get there following a road along the Panama Canal all the way to Gamboa, we then cross the  Chagres river on a one way bridge, in Gamboa we follow the road until we reach the Dock from the Smithsonian Institute we then head into the rainforest, up to the Pipeline Road.

At any time we may see and hear Howler Monkeys, a two or three toed sloth hanging in a tree and a multitude of birds.

We walk the Pipeline Road for approximately 1 1/2km and turn off to the Rainforest Discovery Center, where you can climb a 32 meter high Tower the Center charges a small fee for this and we then head down to a lake where you might spot many more birds, an occasional crocodile or turtles.

Harpy EagleToucan  

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Birding  Jan 9, 2015

Guests Pamela and Brunia both sisters and colleague's from KLM airline.

The day started off great, daylight was just breaking through and instantly we were spoiled with many varieties of animals then birds. Here is a list of what we saw in 3 hours, our regular guide Marcial was especially sharp today and kept spotting consistently.

Great Tinanoo,      Little Tinanoo,      Great Egret,     Green-Back Heron,      Red-Lored Amazon,      Mealy Amazon
Slaty-Tailed Trogon,      Keel-Billed Toucan,      Buff-throaded Woodcreeper,     Dot-Winged Antwren,      White-Necked Puffbird,                  Great Kiskadee,     Purple-Throated Fruitcrow,      Wattled Jacana,     White-Faced Capuchin,      Red Tailed squirrel,  Mantled Howler Monkeys,     Ñeque,      Capybara, White-nosed Coati.

Just another fabulous day!

A few links below for new and experienced bird watchers.

Birding for beginners.

Introducing your kids to bird watching.

The Audubon guide on birding gear.