AND CERRO JEFE.
BIRDING ALL DAY
(5:00am till 4:00pm price is per
- Cerro Jefe
DAY TOUR include transportation and specialized
40 additional bird species not present in the canal can be
found here..activity is not nearly as depended on time of
day as in low lands..no so essential to get an early start..
East of Panama City, within the Chagres National Park is a
mountain range cloud forest from 800m (2500 ft ) to 1007m (
3000 ft ) from sea level, home to many endemics and many
foothills species as well. About 40 additional species not
present in the Canal Area lowlands can be found here. Be
prepared for chilled nights and mornings. Other places worth
visiting on the way is Las Nubes.
fee to gated community park fee is US $25.00 per person.
Easy... to ■
moderate walking is required.
Easy... to ■
early morning start, expect to see by noon 60 to 80 species.
By the end of the day a final count of 90+ is common.
You will be birding cooler highlands at about 1,000m (3000
ft) from sea level. Transported by car from site to site,
birding is done by walking through hilly and level terrains
and trails narrow in places and muddy in others.
The climate in Cerro Azul and Cerro Jefe region is
considerably cooler than that of the Central Panama/Canal
Zone. Mornings and evenings are cooler while midday
temperatures usually do not exceed the low 87s. Clouds and
overcast skies frequently prevail in higher areas, leading
to damp conditions.
will find small and comfortable B&B´s (family type
operation) for overnight. For reservations or for reference
click here, will be glad to help you.
good restaurants in the area.
Besides the light clothing usually
recommended be prepared for chilled nights and mornings at
least one warm sweater or jacket
plus the cotton shirts or t-shirts -
earth colors preferable- long (preferable) and short pants,
poncho, hiking shoes, hat, insect repellent and sun block.
Dress as for tropical hot humid weather and be ready for
rain any time.
Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook and
camera (optional ).
GUIDE BOOK RECOMMENDED
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” for
Panama and some Costa Rica birds. First
published 2010 .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 .
BIRDS TO LOOK FOR
This is a listing of birds we have seen on different tours
along Cerro Azul, Cerro Jefe and surrounding areas , and
some additions from friends, guess and people who have
collaborated sharing with us their sightings. The list is
continuously on the move. Feel free to send your findings
and comments to