Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Cerro Campana *

 

Altos de Cerro Campana National Park was Panama’s first, being legally established in 1966. It protects 4,816 hectares of great biological diversity. It is located in the Province of Panama about 50 kilometres (one hour drive) west from Panama City.

Cerro Campana is a bell shaped mountain of about 800m elevation (Campana is the Spanish word for bell). The area features a cloudforest with more than 26 endemic plant species: bromeliads, orchids, and trees. Panama’s famous “Golden Frogs” can be found here. Cerro Campana straddles two watersheds, the Sajalices River, which flows into the Pacific, and the Chagres River basin, which is the water catchment system for the Panama Canal. The Park protects a significant portion of the Canal operating area.

Specialties we will be looking for: Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, White-ruffed Manakin, Blue-and-white Swallow, White-throated Thrush, Silver-throated Tanagers, Orange-bellied Trogon, Plain Antvireo, Purplish-backed Quail-Dove, White-tipped Sicklebill, Slaty Antwren, Black-headed Antthrush, Common Bush-Tanager, Black-faced Grosbeak, various hummingbirds such as Green Hermit, Violet-headed Hummingbird, White-tailed Emerald.

*At request