URBAN BIRDING TOUR DESCRIPTION
panama city birdwatching
The tour is located in the city of Panama and environs. Some of the habitats
that we'll explore include forests, parks, ruins, river bottoms, channels,
sea shore, mudflats, prairies and skyscrapers, residential and offices
areas. If you are visiting Panama on a cheap holiday from Travelmatch and want to
see some amazing birds then this is a great tour for you.
■ Easy... to Moderate...
Easy walking is required.
WHAT TO EXPECT
With an early start expect to see between 35 to 55 species.
Birding is done typically within the city of Panama and environs including
the Parque Recreativo Omar, Balboa and Ancon Hill (former Canal Zone),
Calzada de Amador (Causeway), Diablo Mangrove, Panama Viejo ruins, Costa del
Este mudflats and other places of great interest for birders. All depending
on how much time you have for the tour.
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 ussually they are quick
not lasting more than an hour or so.
Dress for tropical hot humid weather and be ready for rain.
Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook and camera (optional ).
GUIDE BOOK RECOMMENDED
These two books are an example of hard work put into, and for the benefit,
of conserving Panama´s birds:
“The Birds of Panama, a field guide by George R Angehr and Robert Dean Can be described as the “bible” forPanama 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 .
Check here for the
complete list of Central Panama
Check the pre - post tour EXTENTION to THE
CENTRAL PANAMA BIRDING TOUR.
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6728-3501 and personally
answer your questions on the birds of Panama
Really enjoyed our 2 birdwatching trips -
amazing number of birds in the city itself,
and going out to the “Old” Gamboa “Road”
area is delightful....
-your knowledge of birds is excellent and
you know places where to find certain birds;
-the fact that you can identify bird calls
is also great as it sure helps when trying
to identify them when they are thick in the
bush; -using your bird call technology also
helps enormously to give you a chance to
attract the birds closer; -its terrific to
be able to get to so many bird places so
quickly and close to downtown; -I had my
binoculars with me but it was great to be
able to use your scope.
Thank you again Gonzalo and I will heartily
recommend you to anyone who has an interest
in the incredible birdlife of Panama.
make their homes in even the most bustling
urban environments, offering city dwellers
the chance to connect with the natural world
from within the concrete jungle."
City of Panama, capital of the Republic of Panama is no
We have a
bird paradise ignored by pedestrians and birdwatchers
and ready to be discover. Check
No need of long driving, or special skill to go on the
Urban Birdwatching Tour. Just a pair of binoculars
plus your availability to invest a
couple of hours the day of the tour -early
morning preferable- and we provide the rest.
To individuals or group. Any day of the week. Any time
of the year! You will be in search of
a wide variety of birds, including ducks, herons,
seagulls, songbirds, parrots, hawks, swallows, swifts
Check bird list.
Some of the
modern and colonial Panama city sites explored during
the urban birdwatching tour ( check Panama site photos):
You can reach me at
call to my Panama cellular phone +(507)
6728-3501 and personally will respond the questions
about the Panama Cidty urban birding.
(am or pm )