El Real, Darien
DARIEN BIRDING TOUR
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS or 3
DAYS 2 NIGHTS
all inclusive tour packages
The tour is located in Darien lowlands environ. Some of the habitats we'll
explore include national parks second-growth forest, airstrip, rivers, channels,
river shore, mudflats and prairies. You will be transported from the city
of Panama to Darien by car (+4hrs) stopping for birds on the way at Bayano lake and trails .
Prepare to embarck a "piragua", a
large motorize dugout canoe.
■ Easy... to Moderate to High...
Easy and moderate long walks daily required.
WHAT TO EXPECT
With an early start expect to see + 200 species.
Birding is done typically within Darien lowland environs
including dirt roads the near towns and airstrip and
birding) adding other places of great interest where a variety of
Darien endemics and specialties can be
seen. Check birdlist!
Be prepared for very limited and basic accommodations. Light will go out at 9:00pm and mosquito's
net will be provided for your night comfort.
The climate in Central Panama /Canal Zone is usually warm, with mornings in
the 70s and afternoons in the 80s. Conditions at midday can be humid and
very warm, with temperatures reaching into the lower 90s. Rainstorms may
occur at any time of year, but are more likely during the rainy season,
which runs from the summer months into early December. Generally, the
weather in Central Panama is mild and pleasant, with our activities
corresponding to the cooler parts of the day and heightened bird activity.
Most of the showers occurs during the afternoon and usually they are quick
not lasting more than an hour or so.
Dress for tropical hot humid weather and be ready for rain. Rubber
boots can be of help during rainy season trips but not necessary.
Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook, camera (optional ),
insect repellent and sun block .
GUIDE BOOK RECOMMENDED
These books are an example of hard work put into, and for the benefit,
of conserving Panamas birds:
“The Birds of Panama, a field guide by George R Angehr and Robert Dean Can be described as the “bible” for Panama and some Costa Rica birds. The latest edition (1989).This excellent field guide
is highly recommended as your primary reference book on the birds.
“An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Panama” by Ernesto Ponce and
Giselle Muschett, 2006, 1st Edition. It can be described as “a descriptive
fieldwork tool” for fast information
and the latest by George R. Angehr and Robert Dean "The Birds of Panama", publish 2010
Check here for the
complete list of El Real trip.
Check the pre - post tour EXTENTION to THE
CENTRAL PANAMA BIRDING TOUR.
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individuals or group: The Darien lowland birding tour any time
in the year! You will be in search of
a wide variety of endemics and Darien birds, including
seagulls, songbirds, parrots, hawks, swallows, swifts,
Ask for complete list.
Some of the sites explored during
the tour are:
- national parks
- and more...
You can reach me at
gonzalohorna at hotmail.
Be sure to put .com at the end.
call me to my Panama celular phone 011 (507)
67283501 and personally i will answer your questions
to your Panama birding trip.
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher (
Tolmomyias flaviventris ) Photo by Alfred Raab ©
near El Real.
guatimozinus ) Photo by Björn Anderson © El Real, Darien,
exilis) Photo Alfred Raab © El Real
Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Chrysomus
icterocephalus) Photo by Björn Anderson © El Real
Great-black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga).
Photo by Alfred Raab ©. above Rancho Frio, Darien.
Large-billed Seed-Finch (Oryzoborus
crassirostris). Photo by Alfred Raab © El Real.
(Nonnula frontalis). Photo by Björn Anderson ©, El Real.
(Mimus gilvus). Photo by Alfred Raab ©.El Real