The annual Christmas Bird Count along the Achiote Road on the Caribbean side (Atlantic slope) of the Canal consistently is home to more than 300 bird species.
|We recommend the pick up at your hotel in Panama City be at 5:30 a.m.
|WHAT TO WEAR
Comfortable athletic shoes and light leisure clothing, jacket, mosquito repellent and sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.
With over 300 avian species inhabiting the vicinity of the Panama Canal, this lush corner of the Isthmus is the ultimate hot spot for all avid birders. Today we will embark on a birding excursion accompanied by a specialist guide. After getting picked up from your hotel you will be transferred to Achiote Road on the west side of the San Lorenzo National Park via one of the most scenic roads in this part of Panama.
On the way you will be able to spot the remains of the old sea-level French Canal, drive through wooded hills and pass by the Panama Canal’s impressive Gatun Locks. Upon arrival, you will embark on a forest trail hike in search of the numerous bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for local favorites such as the white-headed and stripe-breasted wrens, as well as the Montezuma oropendolas.
All the while, soak in your pristine natural surroundings and expose your senses to the sights and sounds of the tropical rainforest.
Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your accommodation.