• Next tour dates

    October 7-14, 2023 / OPEN

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Lodging

    3 - 4 stars

  • Difficulty

    Easy to moderate

  • Group size

    Max. 8 people

  • Price

    USD $2,075 per person*

The Panama Canal is located in the center of one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas and is surrounded by a substantial stretch of protected areas within the Panama Canal watershed. Here, close to two-thirds of the more than one thousand bird species registered in the country can be found. This Panama bird watching tour around this famous waterway focuses on the fantastic avifauna found here!

Though the inter-oceanic route of the Panama Canal is what makes it most famous, there is much more to this watershed than meets the eye.  It extends from the highest elevations of the surrounding hills and mountains and is traversed by a forest corridor from the mangroves and dry forests on the Pacific slope to the wetter Caribbean slope forests.  And, nestled in the middle of all this, is the gorgeous Gatun Lake, home to a number of  aquatic birds, as well as mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

In eight days we will visit both coasts, as we traverse through different landscapes in search of the more than 650 birds that live around the Panama Canal zone.

  • Bay Wren Panama Whitehawk Birding

    Bay Wren

  • Crimson-backed Tanager Panama

    Crimson-backed Tanager, known locally as "Sangre de toro"

  • Common Tody-Flycatcher in Panama

    Common Tody-Flycatcher

  • Plain-colored Tanager in Panama

    Plain-colored Tanager

  • Violet-bellied Hummingbird in Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

    Violet-bellied Hummingbird

  • Pheasant Cuckoo Panama

    Pheasant Cuckoo

  • Green Honeycreeper Panama

    Green Honeycreeper

  • Collared Aracari Panama

    Collared Aracari

  • Montezuma Oropendola Panama

    Montezuma Oropendola


Guide: Edwin Campbell
Single Supplement: US$415
Lodging: Comfortable and clean hotels and inns
Food: Quality, fresh, local ingredients prepared in Panamanian and International styles
Weather: A humid climate in all areas. Temperature varies according to elevation, cold in the high area and warm in the lower elevations.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.  Most days will include a fair amount of walking within undulating terrain.

* Pricing based on group of 4 people. With smaller groups, an additional fee will be charged.


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