CANAL AREA ATLANTIC SLOPE
A Tour focusing on the rich birdlife of the Soberania National Park
The Pipeline Road is one of the best places in Panama for bird watching. It is located in the Soberania National Park and which is one of the country's protected areas more easily accessible and is just over half an hour from Panama City.
The road is on the Caribbean side of the Canal Zone, originating near Gamboa and leading northeast from there toward Madden Lake. As a result, the species composition is somewhat different from the old Gamboa Road which more or less parallels the Panama Canal between Panama City and Gamboa.
Access to both forest and wetland birds. Numerous side trails plus 11 creeks and rivers can be followed into the forest. Army ant swarms often attended by antbirds and occasionally Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo are found but is rare. Red-capped and Golden-collared Manakin are reliably seen displaying on “leks” along the road.
PIPELINE ROAD & SURROUNDINGS
PIPELINE ROAD & SURROUNDINGS
Maximum of 2-4 participans.
Easy. Long walk over easy terrain.
Ground Transport with air-conditioned.
Up to 3 species
WHAT TO EXPECT:
*Varied habitats including humid forest and marsh area
*5 Species of Trogons
*8 Species of Wrens
*4 Species of Puffbirds
*3 Species of Motmots
*Led by an expert local birdguide
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Like many toucans, Keel-billed Toucans (Ramphastos sulfuratus) are very social birds, rarely seen alone. It travels in small flocks of approximately six to twelve individuals through lowland rainforests; it is a poor flyer, and moves mostly by hopping through trees. It has a family structure within the group. Birds will often "duel" with each other using their bills, and throw fruit into each other's mouths.
The Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. It is the only member of the genus Chlorophanes.
Red-capped Mankin (Ceratopipra mentalis). The bird is probably best known for the male's unusual courting method whereby it shuffles rapidly backwards across a branch, akin to a speedy moonwalk. Found primarily in humid forest and second growth woodland, the red-capped manakin typically occurs below 400–500 m (1,300–1,600 ft) above sea level, though it sometimes ranges as high as 900 m (3,000 ft).
The white-necked jacobin is a widespread inhabitant of forest, usually being seen at a high perch or just above the canopy. It is less common at lower levels, except near hummingbird feeders.
The Whooping Motmot is the most widespread, familiar motmot of the lowlands of eastern Panama and northwestern South America, where its hooting call is a familiar sound in lowlands forests.
The Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum), also known as the soco-boi, is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family.
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