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Paddy Cunningham
5181 SW 27th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.com
(754) 201-1141


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PANAMA ADVENTURE

April 4-10, 2009
Canopy Tower and El Valle Panama

Panama has over 950 species in this tropical rainforest paradise. We will be staying at the world's famous Canopy Tower. It is know for its excellent guides, great food and birding at the canopy tops from the observation deck where you can be at bird's eye level to see Blue Contigas and Toucans.  We will be maximizing our birding time by staying at the lodge and taking day trips to one of the world's top birding spot Pipeline Road, Plantation Trail, Old Gamboa Road, Ammo Dump Ponds & much more. The trip includes a night tour to look for Potoos, Sloth, Owls and nocturnal mammals. Also included is a 3-night stay up to the highlands of El Valle to the beautiful mountain lodge with its spectacular feeders, unique birds and casual elegance and a chance for 300 species. An optional to take a canopy ride is available. A day trip to the Pacific coast will be additional species and a beach picnic. Last year a 5 day trip brought 263 species and rarities such as Spectacle Owl, Giant Potoo, Oscillated Antbird, Pheasant Cuckoo, White-whiskered Puffbird and more.


COST INCLUDES-
 **3 nights at Canopy Tower (all meals), free wine             
 **Pipeline Road, Old Gamboa Road, Plantation
     Trail, Ammo Dump Ponds, and more
blue bird  **Night Tour for Potoo, and nocturnal animals     
 **3 nights at El Valle Mountain Lodge (all meals),
 **Pacific Coast Birding Tour
 **Optional Canopy Ride
 **Expert local Guide,
 **ground transportation,
 **Broward Hot Spot Tour on 4/3/09
Trip Leader & Guide Paddy Cunningham
Birding Adventures  www.birdadventure.com
    birdpaddy@ yahoo.com   (954) 805-6810
Cost-$1878 dbl. occupancy, local tips,
Does not include air fare ($265 as of 1/15/09)


Brought by BIRDING ADVENTURES & CANOPY TOWER
National Geographic’s TOP 50 Eco-lodges 2009 Award
World Travel Award 2007-Panama’s Leading Eco-Resort

www.birdadventure.com     www.canopytower.com    www.canopylodge.com

4/3/09-BROWARD HOT SPOTS & ORIENTATION
Tour south Broward for area specialties such as Burrowing Owl, Smooth-billed Ani, Common Myna, Great Horned Owl and a fly-in of hundreds of wading birds-Brian Piccolo & Long Key Nature Center-2:30-6:30 p.m. Complimentary. First five people to r.s.v.p. can ride in my van, others can car pool.
Dinner & Orientation-introduction to Panama’s Canopy Tower & Lodge, trip schedule and bird list. Place to be announced, meal on you own, not included.

4/4/09-FLIGHT OUT & CANOPY LODGE
American Airline (tentative flight out of Miami-2189-12:15 p.m.-arrives 2:00 p.m.) Panama City, Panama.
CANOPY LODGE-2 hour drive, bird around the grounds & feeders. Dinner at Lodge.

4/5/09-El VALLE LODGE-GAITAL HILL & CARA IGUANA TRAIL
GAITAL HILL-Emerald Toucanet, Tawny-capped Euphonia, Black-faced Grosbeak, Spotted Woodcreeper, Spotcrowned Antvireo, Grey-breasted Wood Wren, Bran—colored Flycatcher, Gray-headed Chachalaca, Blue-crowned Motmot
CARA IGUANA TRAIL-Tody Motmot, Lance-tailed Manakin, Rufous and White Wren, Common Potoo, Garden Emerald
Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Lance-tailed Manakins, Rosy-thrush Tanager. All meals included and hammocks for lounging.

4/6/09-EL CHIRU DAY TRIP & PACIFIC COAST
EL CHIRU dry forest-Pearl & White-tailed Kite, Crested Bobwhite, Brown-throated Parakeet, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Pale-capped Pygmy Tryant, Savannah Hawk, Lesser Yellow headed Vulture
PACIFIC COAST-bring swim suit for a picnic lunch, will search for endemic Veraquan Mango. All meals included.

4/7/09-CANOPY LODGE GROUNDS & CANOPY TOWER
LODGE TRAILS_Rufous-crested Coquette, Sunbittern, Rufous Motmot, Tanagers-Lemon-rumped, White-lined, Crimson-backed, Blue-gray, Dusky-faced, Plain-colored, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Rufous-tailed & Violet-headed Hummingbird, Strip-throated Hermits, All meals included from a river stone open patio by a rolling creek with views of feeders & misty mountains. After lunch drive to Canopy Tower in the canal zone. Birding along the road.
CANOPY TOWER-hummingbird feeders-settle in
PLANTATION TRAIL-Golden-crowned Spadebilled, White-breasted Wood-wren, Spotted, Bi-colored & Ocellated Antbirds, Gray-headed Tanager, Plain-brown, Northern Barred & Ruddy Woodcreepers. Dinner at Tower.

4/8/09-CANOPY TOWER
OBSERVATION DECK-Tanagers, Tityras, Blue Cotingas, Green-shrike Vireos, Kiel-billed and Chesnut-mandible Toucans, Scaled Pigeons
SEMAPHORE HILL-White, Tiny & Bicolored Hawk, White-whiskered Puffbird, Marbled Wood-Quail, Great Tinamou, Bay-headed Tanager, Great Jacamar, Slate-colored Grosbeak. More birds than you can imagine than one mile can produce.
Also possibilities of Sloths, Anteaters, Monkeys and other mammals. Lunch at Tower, work on list.

 

AMMO PONDS-Least Grebe, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Least Bittern, Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Yelllow-tailed Oriole, Lesser Kiskadee, Red-legged Honeycreeper, White throated Crake
NIGHT TOUR-Jet Antbird, Choco Screech-Owl, Potoo, Sloths, night birding

4/9/09-PIPELINE ROAD, SUMMIT POND & OLD GMBOA ROAD
PIPELINE ROAD-ONE OF THE TOP 10 BIRDING SPOTS IN THE WORLD
8 species of wrens,5 Trogons, 3 Motmots, 4 Puffbirds, Army Antswarms, Mankin Leks, 3 Forest Falcons, Tiny & Plumbeous Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo, Pheasant Cuckoo, picnic field lunch..
SUMMIT POND-Boat-billed Heron, Capped Heron, Striated Heron
GAMBOA ROAD-Lance-tailed & Golden-collared Manakins, Black tailed and Royal Flycatchers, Blue Ground Dove,
Great Antshrike, Kieled-billed Toucan, White-tailed Kites and a surprise (Shh!)

4/10/09-CHAGRES RIVER & AREA TRAILS, Fly out
We will try to squeeze in as much as possible before lunch. BE PACKED and ready to go
FLIGHT TENATIVE American Airlines #2190-2:40 p.m. arrive 6:45 p.m. Miami.

 

BE PREPARED EACH DAY with light rain gear, sun protection-hat & sunscreen, mosquito repellent, small water bottle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Our group at the Canopy Tower

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Panama
Bird Sightings
April 2007

Great Tinamou
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Striated Heron
Agami Heron
Capped Heron
Boat-billed Heron
Wood Stork
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
King Vulture
Osprey
Gray-headed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Snail Kite
Double-toothed Kite
Savanna Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Black Hawk-Eagle
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon
Bat Falcon
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Common Moorhen
Southern Lapwing
Wattled Jacana
Laughing Gull
Rock Pigeon
Pale-vented Pigeon
Scaled Pigeon
Ruddy Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
Gray-chested Dove
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Brown-hooded Parrot
Blue-headed Parrot
Red-lored Amazon
Mealy Amazon
Squirrel Cuckoo
Pheasant Cuckoo
Greater Ani
Smooth-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Spectacled Owl
Great Potoo
White-collared Swift
Chimney Swift
Short-tailed Swift
Band-rumped Swift
Long-billed Hermit
Stripe-throated Hermit
White-necked Jacobin
Garden Emerald
Violet-crowned Woodnymph
Violet-bellied Hummingbird
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
White-vented Plumeleteer
Purple-crowned Fairy
Long-billed Starthroat
White-tailed Trogon
Violaceous Trogon
Black-throated Trogon
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Blue-crowned Motmot
Rufous Motmot
Broad-billed Motmot
Ringed Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
White-necked Puffbird
Black-breasted Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
Collared Aracari
Keel-billed Toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Red-crowned Woodpecker
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Plain Xenops
Plain-brown Woodcreeper
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Fasciated Antshrike
Barred Antshrike
Western Slaty-Antshrike
Plain Antvireo
Spot-crowned Antvireo
Checker-throated Antwren
White-flanked Antwren
Dot-winged Antwren
Dusky Antbird
White-bellied Antbird
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Spotted Antbird
Bicolored Antbird
Ocellated Antbird
Black-faced Antthrush
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Forest Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Lesser Elaenia
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Paltry Tyrannulet
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant
Southern Bentbill
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Olivaceous Flatbill
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Black-tailed Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Bright-rumped Attila
Rufous Mourner
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Panama Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Lesser Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Cinnamon Becard
White-winged Becard
Masked Tityra
Blue Cotinga
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Lance-tailed Manakin
Blue-crowned Manakin
Red-capped Manakin
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
Scrub Greenlet
Golden-fronted Greenlet
Lesser Greenlet
Green Shrike-Vireo
Black-chested Jay
Gray-breasted Martin
Mangrove Swallow
White-thighed Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-bellied Wren
Bay Wren
Rufous-breasted Wren
Rufous-and-white Wren
Buff-breasted Wren
House Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Long-billed Gnatwren
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush
Tropical Mockingbird
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Rufous-capped Warbler
Bananaquit
Dusky-faced Tanager
Gray-headed Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager
White-lined Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
Red-throated Ant-Tanager
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Crimson-backed Tanager
Flame-rumped Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Plain-colored Tanager
Silver-throated Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Blue Dacnis
Green Honeycreeper
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Blue-black Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Thick-billed Seed-Finch
Lesser Seed-Finch
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Orange-billed Sparrow
Black-striped Sparrow
Streaked Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator
Slate-colored Grosbeak
Great-tailed Grackle
Shiny Cowbird
Bronzed Cowbird
Giant Cowbird
Yellow-backed Oriole
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Yellow-billed Cacique
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Chestnut-headed Oropendola
Yellow-crowned Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia
Tawny-capped Euphonia