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Panama  2017

Darien Lowland Birding Tours

 

7 days 6 nights fixed dates

Bird watching the eastern-most unexplored birding

region of Panama on low budget with local Bird Guides!

                                                                                                            Choose a Fixed Date upcoming Tour   or     send us the dates you have available and we do the rest!

 Yellow-hooded Blackbird El Real, Darien photo © Alfred Raab 

 
ITINERARY

Day 1Early drive to Darien…with detour to Nusugandi and  Bayano trails.  Overnight in Torti.                                                   

In the Darien Lowland - Eastern Panama - are many good sites to bird.  Birding sites are spread out a bit, and some extensive drive time is unavoidable, but you will get a great a taste of South American species, locals and endemics.                                       Go Back

Day 2   –San Francisco Reserve and Peñas Blancas.  Overnight in Torti.

Day 3  –Inland Darien and Filo de Tallo Reserve.  Overnight in Meteti.

Agami Heron @ Nando QuirozDay 4El Salto and the Private Foundation Reserve.  Overnight in Meteti.   

Day5  –Yaviza forest, wetlands and Cemetery.  Overnight in Meteti.  

Day 6–Nuevo Vigia Trails and Chucunaque river.  Overnight in Meteti.

Day 7 You will be drive back to Panama city . On the road we will stop at several places at places likeGreat-black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga). Photo © Alfred Raab above Rancho Frio, Darien.Lago Bayano   and trails, Mono bridge and more looking for the birds that have eluded us.  Time permitting a short visit to Cerro Azul is probable, and drop-off at your next destination in Panama City.  For those of you continuing with the Tour Extension in Central Panama - Canal (4 day of birding) will be drive to the Hotel/B&B in Panama city included in the extension price and  receive a short briefing the for the next days of birding.                          Go Back          

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TOUR PRICE                                    
Fixed Date Tour price  price 1,952.00 usd per person, minimum two persons in double occupancy 7 days 6 nights all included.  When possible we try to keep groups to a max of 6 participants.

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Included in tour price: English/Spanish bird guide with field scope and the latest Panama field guide, pickup and drop off to your next destination Tocumen Airport/ or Panama City hotel, road transportation, comfortable lodging (From DAY 1 to DAY 7), and National Park fees and meals.                                              Go Back

Not Included in tour price: 7% government tax, items of personal nature, airport departure tax, or international airfare, gratuities, alcoholic beverages. A deposit is required upon booking a trip.  Balance due 30 days prior Day1.

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UPCOMING-TOURS
Fixed Dates Darien Lowland Tours for   

    2016   

month dates

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November 11-17 done
December 24-30 done


Fixed Dates Darien Lowland Tours

                         2017                   Go Back

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January 06-12

done

February 02-15 3 spaces BOOK TOUR
March 16-29 6 spaces BOOK TOUR
April 07-13 4 spaces BOOK TOUR
May 05-11 6 spaces BOOK TOUR

   

Oropendola Black, El Real, Darien, photo © Björn AndersonFITNESS 
Easy and moderate long walks daily required.

CLOTHING
Dress for tropical hot humid weather and be ready for rain. Rubber boots can be of help during rainy season trips but not necessary.

GEAR
Binoculars, scope (optional), field guide, notebook, camera (optional ), insect repellent and sun block.

 

GUIDE BOOK RECOMMENDED
These books are an example of hard work put into, and for the benefit, of conserving Panamas 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. The latest edition (1989).This excellent field guide is highly recommended as your primary reference book on the birds.                         
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Yellow-hooded Blackbird El Real, Darien photo © Alfred RaabNunlet Gray-cheeked, El Real, photo © Björn AndersonBlack-collared Hawk, Tuira River -Darien, Panama- photo © Alfred RaabYellow-breasted Flycatcher El Real photo © Alfred RaabLarge-billed Seed-Finch  El Real photo © Alfred Raab

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ABOUT DARIEN            

You will visit the eastern-most unexplored less frequent birding hotspots of Panama! During the bird watching tour you will visit swampy meadows along the Pan-American Highway, great water reservoir, mature secondary forests, lagoons, scrubby and open fields, roadsides, riversides and others.  Private Foundations and Indian Village Reserves. Accompany by professional local bird guides.  At the end of each day the guide will go over the day-bird list with participants and explain next day event.

Note: Don't expect luxury.  The Darien lowland lodging will be rustic, but clean and safe. No hot water but air condition in rooms available.  The traditional meals of rice, fruits, plantains, chicken or fish will be at the only restaurant-fonda in town.... find more birds with us on low budget bird watching tour packages!

- a  birding adventure of your life!

 

TOUR EXTENSION and PRIVATE TOURSHarpy Eagle @ by Nando Quiroz
 

- Harpy Eagle 4 days 3 nights all inclusive (in Darien) minimum 4 persons.

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- Central Panama 4 days 3 nights all inclusive (Pipeline Road, Metropolitan Park, Plantation Road, Achiote Road and more) minimum 2persons          Go Back

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PRIVATE TOURS
Birders birding Panama city environ.For your groups. You select  the dates to  4, 8 and 12 day al inclusive tour  and we do the rest starting with pickup at the airport until departure to your next destination. Check birding tour options itineraries here www.birdingpal.org/tours/Panamaitinerary.html

 

GROUP SIZE
When possible we try to keep groups to a max of 6 participants. 
 

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