Guided birding tours
Central panama birds
by BOAT TOUR
White Hawk photo by Eva Callahan
Red-lored Amazon by GHorna
& SUMMIT PONDS
BIRDING ALL MORNING (6:00am
till noon = 6hrs...
price is per person)
Tour starts from your hotel in Panama City or Gamboa Town
Some other places besides Old Gamboa Road worth visiting at the Soberania National Park
and to The Birding by Boat Tour.
Half an hour from from Panama City, or fifteen minutes from Gamboa Town, the entrance to Old Gamboa and Summit is in front of the Summit Nature Park also a very good place for birding for novices because of the open areas and the walkways surrounding the place.
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Easy to moderate walking is require.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
With an early morning start, expect to see by noon 60 to 80 species. By the end of the day a final count of 95+ is common.
Birding is done through 2 km of dry forest, scrub, and grassland and is the best place in the immediate Canal Area to find some of the species typical of those habitats. In the open habitats, it is far more easier to spot birds compared
to what we experience inside a dense forest like the one on Pipeline Road. So is a great place to be introduce to the tropical birds. Along the road go into small trails. You will be astonished by the birding quality in the area.
In Gamboa town, you will find a couple of small and comfortable B&B´s (family type operation) for overnight. Panama City is only 45 minutes from Pipeline Road and driving back and forward is not a big issue. For
reservations or for reference will be glad to help you.
Besides the B&B which serves meals to their guests, there is no restaurant in Gamboa besides the fancy Gamboa Rainforest Resort... if solicited in advance B&B´s can help with this. For
reservation or for reference.
Light clothing is recommended: cotton shirts or t-shirts - earth colors preferable- long and short pants, poncho, hiking shoes, hat, insect repellent and sun block. 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
describe as the “bible” forPanama 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 along the Old Gamboa Road, Summit Pond and surrounding areas on different tours, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check here for the complete list of Central Panama Birds.
Among the specialties found in Old Gamboa Road and Summit Ponds :
Also look for:
Chestnut-backed Antbird (H)
Sepia -capped Flycatcher
Yellow-green Tyrannulet (endemic)
list of Central Panama birds.
the pre - post tour EXTENTION to THE CENTRAL PANAMA BIRDING TOUR.
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