Panama's Canopy Camp 2023

Panama City, Panama

183 reviews
Jan 7 - 14, 2023
Group size: 5 - 9
Panama's Canopy Camp 2023
Panama City, Panama

183 reviews

Jan 7 - 14, 2023
Group size: 5 - 9

About this trip

The Darién, as the entire eastern-most region of Panama is called, is one of the most diverse and species-rich regions of Central America.  Here, some of the last large, relatively untouched swathes of lowland rainforest await to be explored.  Long revered by avid birders as a 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 7-night adventure, we visit, en route to the Canopy Camp, the foothills of Nusagandi in search of the elusive Sapayoa, and the Bayano Reservoir, to look for such specialties as the beautiful Black Antshrike, Rufous-winged Antwren and stunning Orange-crowned Oriole. We also visit the swampy meadows of Yaviza and the riparian forests of Río Torti, the haunts of the magnificent Spot-breasted Woodpecker! We will sample the great birding around El Real where we hope to get excellent views of Black-capped Donacobius, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Large-billed Seed-Finch, Rufous-tailed Jacamar and many others.  After one night in Panama City, we spend the rest of our nights at the Canopy Camp, where we will enjoy world-class birding and supremely comfortable, large, Safari-style tent accommodations. The protected forests of the Filo de Tallo Hydrological Reserve surround the camp and are home to such regional specialties as Gray-cheeked Nunlet, White-headed Wren, Spectacled Parrotlet, Double-banded Graytail, and Pale-bellied Hermit - right in the gardens! Adding to the impressive list of sightings would be that both of the highly-coveted Harpy & Crested Eagles have nested very close to the camp in recent years!

Birds will certainly not be the only wildlife we encounter on this Venture! Sloths, monkeys, frogs (including several poison dart species), bats, and beautiful moths and butterflies also inhabit this biologically-diverse region and we will surely be appreciating these as well. This is not a trip to be missed!

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until November 28, 20226 left


Deposit: $400
Single Traveler
Available until November 28, 2022only 3 left

For those wanting their own room

Deposit: $500

Your Organizer

Ventures Birding Tours
183 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.


Excellent trip! Kevin was flexible and persistent. He adjusted to the early fog so that we had good birding the entire day, and was very persistent in finding the bird that several of us were eager to see (Cerulean Warbler). He was patient with describing identification details and excellent at identifying songs and calls. It was a lovely day!
By Marcia M for Blue Ridge Birding - May on 19 May, 2022
We had an awesome time. Kevin was great and always helpful.
By Tom F for Dauphin Island, Alabama 2 2022 on 17 May, 2022
We came for the birds and the birds came for us! Really enjoyed our experience with Kevin Burke, who led us to multiple locations throughout the day in search of spring migrants. Kevin was attentive, informative, relaxed, and he made sure that we saw what he saw (or heard). And there were a lot of good ones, including Wilson's Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo. We had such a great experience that we can't wait to sign up for our next trip!
By Stephen P for Spring Migration in Henderson County on 08 May, 2022
Trip had us walking along the Green River which provided opportunities to see various warblers but even more were heard by our small group. Kevin shared some of his favorite birding sites with us so that added to the success and enjoyment of the morning.
By Harry Y for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
We had a great time!! Kevin was an awesome guide and we saw many birds!!
By Foye C for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
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