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Panama - Harpy Eagle Special

Tour Code: PAN07

A 7 day bird filled holiday providing a wonderful opportunity to see one of worlds "must see" species. The mighty Harpy Eagle.

8 days from £2395(inc flights) Land Only Price: £1895 SRS: £360


Exciting news has just come in from our friends at the Canopy Tower in Panama. A nesting pair of Harpy Eagles, one of the largest eagles in the world, has recently been located near to the Canopy Camp at the Darién Gap. This majestic predator is on the wish-list of most birders, and once a nest is found, the birds can reliably be seen for a considerable period of time as the parents regularly visit the nest in the early stages and then the fledged juvenile remains close to the nest for up to a year! Only rarely do opportunities like this come around and we have launched this special departure for those with Harpy Eagle as a "bucket list" bird.

Food

All included in the cost.

Accommodation

1 night at Riande Airport Hotel followed by 5 nights at the Canopy Tented Camp. Rooms en-suite.

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Fly Panama

Day 2/6 Transfer to Canopy Camp and daily birdwaching.

Day 7 Leave for airport

Day 8 Land UK

The Darién Gap is a break in the Pan-American Highway consisting of a large swathe of swampland and forest within Panama’s Darién Province in Central America and the northern portion of Colombia’s Chocó Department in South America. Long revered by avid birders as a haven for rare species, including the majestic Harpy Eagle (Panama’s national bird), this region is now readily accessible via a new highway, which extends south through Panama and into the heart of this bird-rich territory! We have recently received exciting news that close to the camp an active Harpy Eagle nest has been found. Access has been granted by the local land owners for those staying at the camp to view the nest to offer a wonderful opportunity to see this legendary species. The young bird will fledge after around 6 months and remain in the crown of the nest tree and very nearby for around a year before becoming independent

Although the main target there is a huge amount to see here besides the Harpy Eagle. After a night in Panama City we drive towards the Darién, exploring the foothills of Nusagandi in search of the elusive Broad-billed Sapayoa, and the Bayano Reservoir in search of Black Antshrike, Rufous-winged Antwren and Orangecrowned Oriole. We then spend five nights at the new Canopy Camp Darién, where we will stay in spacious and comfortable walk-in safari tents, each with full-sized beds, private bathroom facilities with hot water and flush toilets, electricity and a fan. We won’t have to travel too far into the Filo de Tallo Hydrological Reserve which surrounds us, as the camp’s garden is frequented by such regional specialties as Greycheeked Nunlet, White-headed Wren and Palebellied Hermit!

Other species that we’ll be targeting during the week include Spectacled Parrotlet, Duskybacked Jacamar, Double-banded Greytail, Whiteeared Conebill, Green-naped Tanager and the spectacular Great Curassow. We will also venture further into Darién National Park, to the lowlands and foothills of Cerro Pirre where Red-and-green Macaw, Saffron-headed Parrot, Crested Eagle, Pirre Hummingbird, Pirre Warbler, Viridian Dacnis, Sharpbill, Scarlet-browed Tanager and many other species which cannot be seen elsewhere in Central America all become targets. 

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Sat 15th April 2017 - Sat 22nd April 2017

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Sat 13th May 2017 - Sat 20th May 2017

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Sat 21st April 2018 - Sat 28th April 2018

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Sat 12th May 2018 - Sat 19th May 2018

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