In November, 2019, we guided a group from the Bird Watcher's Digest "Reader Rendezvous" program on a trip to Panama.  After a first overnight in Panama City we flew to Bocas del Toro, along the Caribbean coast near the border with Costa Rica, and then transferred by boat to the amazing Tranquilo Bay Ecolodge.  After nearly a full week here we flew back to the capital and were whisked to the Canopy Tower, a remarkable ecotourism lodge.  Enjoy a few photos from this great journey!

View from the tower at Tranquilo Bay

Main lobby at the Canopy Tower

Our group atop the Canopy Tower

At Tranquilo Bay some of the birding is done by boat

One boat trip visits Swans Cay, with nesting seabirds

A bit of rain didn't deter us!

Social Flycatcher

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Tawny-crested Tanager

Yellow-crowned Parrot

Amazon Kingfisher

Red-billed Tropicbird

Crimson-backed Tanager

Wattled Jacana

We watch mammals too!  Mantled Howler Monkey, above, Three-toed Sloth, below.

King Vulture

White-necked Jacobin.   Panama is a great destination, email me at if you'd like to visit!


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