• Next tour dates

    September 1-10, 2023 / OPEN

  • Duration

    10 days

  • Lodging

    3 - 4 stars

  • Difficulty

    Easy to moderate

  • Group size

    Max. 8 people

  • Price

    USD $3,225 per person*

Panama is well-known as a top destination for birding in the Americas. With over 1,000 species recorded in the small country, the possibilities for finding birds is seemingly endless. With a great variety of habitats from coastal lowlands, river courses, and foothill plains to high elevation cloud forest and volcanos, Panama supports great biological diversity. In addition to birds, Panama is home to over 1,800 species of butterflies. In fact, one of the meanings of the word Panama is “abundance of butterflies.”

Birds and butterflies complement each other perfectly in their preferred times of activity. While birds in the lowlands are most active at dawn and dusk, butterflies show their bright colors during the middle of the day when it is hot and sunny. Both birds and butterflies are active all day long in the foothills and highlands.

As a great introduction to the birds and butterflies of Panama, we will enjoy great sightings of many winged things, from some spectacular birds to amazing butterflies and other insects. Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, Black-faced Solitaire, Cinnamon Woodpecker, are some of Panama's most notable birds. We hope to see Zebra-striped Hairstreak, Deep-blue Eyed-Metalmark, Cloud Forest King and Great White Longtail. During our Panama birds and butterflies tour, we will advantageously look for both birds and butterflies, and anything else that may pop up along the way!

  • Blue-crowned Manakin Panama

    Blue-crowned Manakin

  • Fiery-throated Hummingbird Costa Rica Panama Whitehawk Birding

    Fiery-throated Hummingbird

  • Paula's Clearwing Panama

    Paula's Clearwing

  • Black-capped Flycatcher (Empidonax atriceps)

    Black-capped Flycatcher

  • Red-headed Barbet Panama

    Red-headed Barbet

  • Black-breasted Puffbird Panama

    Black-breasted Puffbird

  • Typhla Satyr Panama

    Typhla Satyr

  • Red-headed Firetip Panama

    Red-headed Firetip

  • Keel-billed Toucan Panama Belize

    Keel-billed Toucan

  • Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak Panama

    Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

  • Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer in Panama

    Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer


Guide: Jenn Sinasac
Single Supplement: US$685
Lodging: Comfortable hotels and inns with private bathrooms, restaurants, and beautiful grounds
Food: Quality, fresh, local ingredients prepared in Panamanian and International styles
Weather: Warm and humid in the lowlands; cool and humid in the highlands, can be especially cool at night. Rain can be expected.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Most birding will be along open roads (paved and gravel) and forest edge, some with undulating hills.

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

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