Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Intensive with some very early starts and difficult trails in high humidity

Group Size:

Eight plus leaders

Central American Pygmy Owl Black-breasted Puffbird Black-capped Donacobius Streak-chested Antpitta White-fronted Nunbird Canopy Camp

Eastern Panama - Canopy Camp Darien & Harpy Eagle

Date: 1st - 9th December 2019 [FULL]
Leaders: Ashley Saunders and local guides



Harpy Eagle


The Darién, as this entire eastern-most region of Panama is called, is perhaps the most diverse and species-rich region of Central America.  Here, some of the last large, relatively untouched swathes of lowland rainforest wait to be explored!  Long coveted by avid birders as an impenetrable haven for rare species, including the majestic Harpy Eagle, Panama’s national bird, this region is now readily accessible by a new highway extending through the spine of Panama right into the heart of this bird-rich land.  During this exciting, highly recommended 6-night adventure, we visit, en route to the Canopy Camp, the Bayano Reservoir, to look for such specialties as the starkly beautiful Black Antshrike, Rufous-winged Antwren and stunning Orange-crowned Oriole.  We also visit the swampy meadows of Aruza and the riparian forests of Río Torti, the haunts of the magnificent Spot-breasted Woodpecker!  We will enjoy great birding around El Real where we hope to get excellent views of Black-capped Donacobius, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Large-billed Seed-Finch and others. We will spend our nights at the new Canopy Camp Darien, where we will enjoy comfortable, large, safari-style tent accommodations, each with full-size beds, private bathroom facilities with hot water and flush toilets, electricity, and fans. The protected forests of the Filo del Tallo Hydrological Reserve surround the camp. In the vicinity of the camp itself we will enjoy such regional specialties as Gray-cheeked Nunlet, White-headed Wren, and Rufous-tailed Jacamar and Pale-bellied Hermit right in the gardens!  This tour offers other surprises, such as Spectacled Parrotlet, Golden-green Woodpecker, Double-banded Graytail, King Vulture and the spectacular Great Curassow!  To cap off this ground-breaking tour, we will venture farther into Darién National Park, beyond the reach of paved roads, into the lowlands and foothills of the fabled Cerro Pirre, where Harpy Eagle, Red-and-green and Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Moustached Antwren, Great Jacamar and many other exciting species can be found that we cannot see anywhere else in Central America.  You are sure to have the birding adventure of a lifetime! Expect around 220 species, 70 of which are likely to be in addition to the Central Panama tour.


**Please note this tour runs consecutively to our Central Panama tour and therefore can be booked together with a reduced price to take out the airfare. Please contact the office for more information**







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