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A new tour to two new Panamanian destinations located in the Chiriqui highlands and Caribbean lowlands at Bocas del Toro.

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This new tour takes us back to endemic-rich western Panama and adds some tropical island birding. Both sites we'll visit are new destinations in our schedule and offer an exciting cross section of birding from cloudforest to lowland rainforest and coastal Caribbean waters.

Tranquilo Bay is located in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, a tropical paradise surrounded by lush, humid rainforest, sandy beaches, coral reefs, and lagoons. This luxury ecolodge has six comfortable, spacious cabins within the forest (some with ocean views) and deliciously prepared local meals. It is also a birding paradise, with more than 200 species on site and nearly 500 possible when we include off-site excursions. We will be on the lookout for Lattice-tailed Trogon, Blue-throated Toucanet, Three-wattled Bellbird, Snowy Cotinga, Golden-collared Manakin, and Nicaraguan Seed-Finch, among many others. Offshore we will scan for boobies and Red-billed Tropicbird.

Our second site is located in the cooler Chiriqui highlands, where a short but adventurous 4x4 excursion will bring us to another premier ecolodge. With comfortable rooms and a restaurant that serves Asian and European cuisine, we will eat, sleep, and bird well. Within the bromeliad-draped and moss-covered oak forest, we'll be on the lookout for Resplendent Quetzal, more bellbirds, Black Guan, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, and White-throated Mountaingem as we target many of the Chiriqui highland endemics.

Special Note: We have opted to limit our Field Guides Panama tours to just 8 participants. In addition to the Field Guides staff leader, we will have a local Panamanian guide. We feel this provides the best overall experience, as some trails are narrow and a larger group will make it difficult for everyone to get good, satisfying looks at the birds. This has an impact on the tour fee, but we believe this intimacy and expertise are well worth a slight premium.

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2020 Departures
Feb 28 - Mar 8 ($3875)

2021 Departures
Feb 26 - Mar 7



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Guides for our tours
Jesse Fagan
Tom Johnson

What to Expect
Good to excellent accommodations, easy to moderate terrain, cool to warm climate.

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