Volcan Lagoons - Today, depending on where the action is, you will visit the areas of Bajo Frio, Macho de Monte, and Volcan Lakes. These areas near Volcán are very good for finding species not found on the higher slopes of Cerro Punta. Some species include, Masked Duck and Northern Jacanas, Golden-winged Warbler, Olivaceous Piculet, Spotted Wood-Quail, Pale-breasted Spinetail and Collared Trogon can also be found.
Las Nubes, Finca Dracula, Respingo - Parque International La Amistad (PILA) lies along the Talamanca mountain range was declare a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 due to the great importance it has for the preservation of biodiversity in Panama and the American continent. The park’s plant and animal life is some of the most diverse in Panama. Among the nearly 600 types of birds identified in the area are such spectacular species as the Resplendent Quetzal, the Three-wattled Bellbird, and the rarely seen Bare-necked Umbrella Bird.
Exploring the area of Cerro Punta is a great place to find the Resplendent Quetzal. Many other highland specialties can also be found, including Black Guan, Prong-billed and Red-headed Barbets, Buffy Tuftedcheek, White-fronted Tyrannulet, Tufted Flycatcher, Barred Becard, Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, Black-faced Solitaire, Flame-throated Warbler, Collared Redstart, Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Yellow-thighed Finch, and Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch.
Finca Hartman - Finca Hartmann is a family enterprise founded in 1940 by Ratibor Hartmann Troetsch and his wife Dinorah Sandí. Today it is owned and operated by their five children. Each member of the family performs a different function in the growth, production and tourism of the farm. The land that the finca covers is used predominantly for shade-grown coffee, under towering remnant rainforest trees, and intact pre-montane highland forest that serves as a buffer zone to Parque Internacional La Amistad. At elevations between 4000-6000ft there are a number of accessible dirt roads that pass through many habitat types that are excellent for birding, hiking and exploring. Finca Hartman bird list: Fiery-billed Aracari, White-crested Coquete, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Turquoise Cotinga, Bay headed, Emerald, Speckled and Cherrie´s Tanagers, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper and migratory warblers.
Fortuna & Continental Divide - Fortuna cloud forest is perhaps one of the best-preserved cloud forests in all of Central America. With clouds covering the forest over 40% of the day, the humidity, low temperatures and high precipitation creates a forest like no other in the tropics. The heavy humidity released by the Caribbean Sea nearby, and the high mountains of Cordillera Talamanca creates the perfect habitat for some of the most sought-after avifauna in Panama. The birds to be found in this area are Black Guan, Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Lattice-tailed Trogon, Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, Black-and-Yellow Silky-flycatcher, Spangled-cheeked Tanager, Blue-and-gold Tanager, Ashy-throated Bush-tanager, Azure-hooded Jay, Read-headed and Prong-billed Barbet, Black-bellied Hummingbird, White-tailed Emerald, White-bellied Mountain-gem, Green-fronted Lancebill and Snowcap Hummingbird.
Includes: Certified Interpretive Guide & Birding Expert, Transportation, Entrance Fees, Accommodations, Meals
Duration – 4 Days & 3 Nights
Departure from Hotel – TBD