Located at the intersection of North and South America, Panama is a volcanic isthmus that rose from the sea a mere 3 million years ago to form what is nicknamed the Monkey’s Bridge. This geologic link allowed the exchange overland of mammals, birds and plants, and contributed to Panama’s incredible biological diversity. Over 1000 bird species have been seen in this tropical paradise slightly smaller than the state of South Carolina.Register!
Distance: Distance walked will vary every day, but you can expect to walk up to 5 miles per day in some locations.
Elevation changes: Varies by location. Usually not steep, but trails may be muddy and uneven, and some days will include walks with moderate elevation gain. Conditions in the Darien lowlands will be hot and humid.
Trail: A wide variety of roads and trails, including packed earth single track.
Pacing: Our trips are generally slow and travel at a naturalist’s pace, though on longer hikes there may be some walking at a moderate pace in order to reach our destination (and get back!) Expect very early morning departures on our full birding days. You will be given opportunities to take a morning or afternoon off as you desire.
- Dates: February 4-14, 2025
- Trip Leaders: Dan van den Broek and Candace Larson
- Trip Fee: $5190 members / $6035 non-members
- Deposit: $2595
- Single supplement: $800 (Limited Single Supplements available, please consider sharing a room.)
- Group size: Limited to 12 participants
- Fee Includes: All accommodation and meals starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 11. Ground transportation within Panama. All local guide fees, park entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leaders. A portion of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to Bird Alliance of Oregon.
- Fee Does Not Include: International airfares, alcoholic or carbonated beverages, travel insurance or personal expenses.
- Full trip itinerary coming soon!
Dan van den Broek
Dan has over 15 years of experience leading international birding trips and teaching classes for Bird Alliance of Oregon. With prior experiences at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Redwood Sciences Lab, Klamath Bird Observatory, Costa Rica Bird Observatory, and Avifauna Northwest, Dan brings immense enthusiasm and passion for birds and natural history to all of his trips.
Candace is an avid birder, mycology geek, and native plant enthusiast, with a passion for the diverse ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Candace leads domestic and international ecotours with a focus on bird biology and habitat preservation. She also works as a Field Biologist in Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Conservation program, helping statewide partners meet their avian conservation goals.