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Panama - Canopy Tower
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No trip scheduled this year.
See below and contact Paddy if you would like
to see it (or similar) scheduled again.
April 4-10, 2009
Canopy Tower and El Valle Panama
Panama has over 950 species in this tropical rainforest paradise. We will be staying at the world's famous Canopy Tower. It is know for its excellent guides, great food and birding at the canopy tops from the observation deck where you can be at bird's eye level to see Blue Contigas and Toucans. We will be maximizing our birding time by staying at the lodge and taking day trips to one of the world's top birding spot Pipeline Road, Plantation Trail, Old Gamboa Road, Ammo Dump Ponds & much more. The trip includes a night tour to look for Potoos, Sloth, Owls and nocturnal mammals. Also included is a 3-night stay up to the highlands of El Valle to the beautiful mountain lodge with its spectacular feeders, unique birds and casual elegance and a chance for 300 species. An optional to take a canopy ride is available. A day trip to the Pacific coast will be additional species and a beach picnic. Last year a 5 day trip brought 263 species and rarities such as Spectacle Owl, Giant Potoo, Oscillated Antbird, Pheasant Cuckoo, White-whiskered Puffbird and more.
**3 nights at Canopy Tower (all meals), free wine
**Pipeline Road, Old Gamboa Road, Plantation
Trail, Ammo Dump Ponds, and more
**Night Tour for Potoo, and nocturnal animals
**3 nights at El Valle Mountain Lodge (all meals),
**Pacific Coast Birding Tour
**Optional Canopy Ride
**Expert local Guide,
**Broward Hot Spot Tour on 4/3/09
Trip Leader & Guide Paddy Cunningham
Birding Adventures www.birdadventure.com
birdpaddy@ yahoo.com (954) 805-6810
Cost-$1878 dbl. occupancy, local tips,
Does not include air fare ($265 as of 1/15/09)
Brought by BIRDING ADVENTURES & CANOPY TOWER
National Geographic’s TOP 50 Eco-lodges 2009 Award
World Travel Award 2007-Panama’s Leading Eco-Resort
www.birdadventure.com www.canopytower.com www.canopylodge.com
4/3/09-BROWARD HOT SPOTS & ORIENTATION
Tour south Broward for area specialties such as Burrowing Owl, Smooth-billed Ani, Common Myna, Great Horned Owl and a fly-in of hundreds of wading birds-Brian Piccolo & Long Key Nature Center-2:30-6:30 p.m. Complimentary. First five people to r.s.v.p. can ride in my van, others can car pool.
Dinner & Orientation-introduction to Panama’s Canopy Tower & Lodge, trip schedule and bird list. Place to be announced, meal on you own, not included.
4/4/09-FLIGHT OUT & CANOPY LODGE
American Airline (tentative flight out of Miami-2189-12:15 p.m.-arrives 2:00 p.m.) Panama City, Panama.
CANOPY LODGE-2 hour drive, bird around the grounds & feeders. Dinner at Lodge.
4/5/09-El VALLE LODGE-GAITAL HILL & CARA IGUANA TRAIL
GAITAL HILL-Emerald Toucanet, Tawny-capped Euphonia, Black-faced Grosbeak, Spotted Woodcreeper, Spotcrowned Antvireo, Grey-breasted Wood Wren, Bran—colored Flycatcher, Gray-headed Chachalaca, Blue-crowned Motmot
CARA IGUANA TRAIL-Tody Motmot, Lance-tailed Manakin, Rufous and White Wren, Common Potoo, Garden Emerald
Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Lance-tailed Manakins, Rosy-thrush Tanager. All meals included and hammocks for lounging.
4/6/09-EL CHIRU DAY TRIP & PACIFIC COAST
EL CHIRU dry forest-Pearl & White-tailed Kite, Crested Bobwhite, Brown-throated Parakeet, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Pale-capped Pygmy Tryant, Savannah Hawk, Lesser Yellow headed Vulture
PACIFIC COAST-bring swim suit for a picnic lunch, will search for endemic Veraquan Mango. All meals included.
4/7/09-CANOPY LODGE GROUNDS & CANOPY TOWER
LODGE TRAILS_Rufous-crested Coquette, Sunbittern, Rufous Motmot, Tanagers-Lemon-rumped, White-lined, Crimson-backed, Blue-gray, Dusky-faced, Plain-colored, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Rufous-tailed & Violet-headed Hummingbird, Strip-throated Hermits, All meals included from a river stone open patio by a rolling creek with views of feeders & misty mountains. After lunch drive to Canopy Tower in the canal zone. Birding along the road.
CANOPY TOWER-hummingbird feeders-settle in
PLANTATION TRAIL-Golden-crowned Spadebilled, White-breasted Wood-wren, Spotted, Bi-colored & Ocellated Antbirds, Gray-headed Tanager, Plain-brown, Northern Barred & Ruddy Woodcreepers. Dinner at Tower.
OBSERVATION DECK-Tanagers, Tityras, Blue Cotingas, Green-shrike Vireos, Kiel-billed and Chesnut-mandible Toucans, Scaled Pigeons
SEMAPHORE HILL-White, Tiny & Bicolored Hawk, White-whiskered Puffbird, Marbled Wood-Quail, Great Tinamou, Bay-headed Tanager, Great Jacamar, Slate-colored Grosbeak. More birds than you can imagine than one mile can produce.
Also possibilities of Sloths, Anteaters, Monkeys and other mammals. Lunch at Tower, work on list.
AMMO PONDS-Least Grebe, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Least Bittern, Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Yelllow-tailed Oriole, Lesser Kiskadee, Red-legged Honeycreeper, White throated Crake
NIGHT TOUR-Jet Antbird, Choco Screech-Owl, Potoo, Sloths, night birding
4/9/09-PIPELINE ROAD, SUMMIT POND & OLD GMBOA ROAD
PIPELINE ROAD-ONE OF THE TOP 10 BIRDING SPOTS IN THE WORLD
8 species of wrens,5 Trogons, 3 Motmots, 4 Puffbirds, Army Antswarms, Mankin Leks, 3 Forest Falcons, Tiny & Plumbeous Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo, Pheasant Cuckoo, picnic field lunch..
SUMMIT POND-Boat-billed Heron, Capped Heron, Striated Heron
GAMBOA ROAD-Lance-tailed & Golden-collared Manakins, Black tailed and Royal Flycatchers, Blue Ground Dove,
Great Antshrike, Kieled-billed Toucan, White-tailed Kites and a surprise (Shh!)
4/10/09-CHAGRES RIVER & AREA TRAILS, Fly out
We will try to squeeze in as much as possible before lunch. BE PACKED and ready to go
FLIGHT TENATIVE American Airlines #2190-2:40 p.m. arrive 6:45 p.m. Miami.
BE PREPARED EACH DAY with light rain gear, sun protection-hat & sunscreen, mosquito repellent, small water bottle
April 2007 Great Tinamou Gray-headed Chachalaca Brown Pelican Neotropic Cormorant Anhinga Magnificent Frigatebird Rufescent Tiger-Heron Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Tricolored Heron Cattle Egret Green Heron Striated Heron Agami Heron Capped Heron Boat-billed Heron Wood Stork Black Vulture Turkey Vulture King Vulture Osprey Gray-headed Kite White-tailed Kite Snail Kite Double-toothed Kite Savanna Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Short-tailed Hawk Swainson's Hawk Zone-tailed Hawk Black Hawk-Eagle Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon Bat Falcon Gray-necked Wood-Rail Common Moorhen Southern Lapwing Wattled Jacana Laughing Gull Rock Pigeon Pale-vented Pigeon Scaled Pigeon Ruddy Ground-Dove White-tipped Dove Gray-chested Dove Orange-chinned Parakeet Brown-hooded Parrot Blue-headed Parrot Red-lored Amazon Mealy Amazon Squirrel Cuckoo Pheasant Cuckoo Greater Ani Smooth-billed Ani Groove-billed Ani Spectacled Owl Great Potoo White-collared Swift Chimney Swift Short-tailed Swift Band-rumped Swift Long-billed Hermit Stripe-throated Hermit White-necked Jacobin Garden Emerald Violet-crowned Woodnymph Violet-bellied Hummingbird Sapphire-throated Hummingbird Hummingbird Blue-chested Hummingbird Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Rufous-tailed Hummingbird White-vented Plumeleteer Purple-crowned Fairy Long-billed Starthroat White-tailed Trogon Violaceous Trogon Black-throated Trogon Slaty-tailed Trogon Blue-crowned Motmot Rufous Motmot Broad-billed Motmot Ringed Kingfisher Amazon Kingfisher Green Kingfisher White-necked Puffbird Black-breasted Puffbird White-whiskered Puffbird Collared Aracari Keel-billed Toucan Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Black-cheeked Woodpecker Red-crowned Woodpecker Cinnamon Woodpecker Lineated Woodpecker Plain Xenops Plain-brown Woodcreeper Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Cocoa Woodcreeper Spotted Woodcreeper Fasciated Antshrike Barred Antshrike Western Slaty-Antshrike Plain Antvireo Spot-crowned Antvireo Checker-throated Antwren White-flanked Antwren Dot-winged Antwren Dusky Antbird White-bellied Antbird Chestnut-backed Antbird Spotted Antbird Bicolored Antbird Ocellated Antbird Black-faced Antthrush Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Forest Elaenia Yellow-bellied Elaenia Lesser Elaenia Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Paltry Tyrannulet Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Southern Bentbill Common Tody-Flycatcher Olivaceous Flatbill Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Black-tailed Flycatcher Eastern Wood-Pewee Acadian Flycatcher Bright-rumped Attila Rufous Mourner Dusky-capped Flycatcher Panama Flycatcher Great Crested Flycatcher Lesser Kiskadee Great Kiskadee Social Flycatcher Streaked Flycatcher Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Eastern Kingbird Fork-tailed Flycatcher Cinnamon Becard White-winged Becard Masked Tityra Blue Cotinga Purple-throated Fruitcrow Lance-tailed Manakin Blue-crowned Manakin Red-capped Manakin Red-eyed Vireo Yellow-green Vireo Scrub Greenlet Golden-fronted Greenlet Lesser Greenlet Green Shrike-Vireo Black-chested Jay Gray-breasted Martin Mangrove Swallow White-thighed Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Southern Rough-winged Swallow Barn Swallow Black-bellied Wren Bay Wren Rufous-breasted Wren Rufous-and-white Wren Buff-breasted Wren House Wren White-breasted Wood-Wren Long-billed Gnatwren Tropical Gnatcatcher Swainson's Thrush Clay-colored Thrush Tropical Mockingbird Tennessee Warbler Yellow Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Magnolia Warbler Bay-breasted Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Black-and-white Warbler Northern Waterthrush Mourning Warbler Rufous-capped Warbler Bananaquit Dusky-faced Tanager Gray-headed Tanager White-shouldered Tanager Tawny-crested Tanager White-lined Tanager Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Red-throated Ant-Tanager Hepatic Tanager Summer Tanager Scarlet Tanager Crimson-backed Tanager Flame-rumped Tanager Blue-gray Tanager Palm Tanager Plain-colored Tanager Silver-throated Tanager Golden-hooded Tanager Blue Dacnis Green Honeycreeper Red-legged Honeycreeper Blue-black Grassquit Variable Seedeater Thick-billed Seed-Finch Lesser Seed-Finch Yellow-faced Grassquit Orange-billed Sparrow Black-striped Sparrow Streaked Saltator Buff-throated Saltator Slate-colored Grosbeak Great-tailed Grackle Shiny Cowbird Bronzed Cowbird Giant Cowbird Yellow-backed Oriole Yellow-tailed Oriole Baltimore Oriole Yellow-billed Cacique Scarlet-rumped Cacique Yellow-rumped Cacique Chestnut-headed Oropendola Yellow-crowned Euphonia Thick-billed Euphonia Tawny-capped Euphonia