Day 1 –Early 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.
Day 4–El 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 likeLago 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
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.
Easy and moderate long walks daily required.
Dress for tropical hot humid weather and be ready for rain. Rubber
boots can be of help during rainy season trips but not necessary.
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. Go Back
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!
PRIVATE TOURS 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
When possible we try to keep groups to a max of 6 participants.