Pipeline Road located in Soberania National Park, with
access to both forest and wetland birds, is considered by many to be one of
the best birding locations in all of the tropics. In a single day it is
possible to see up to 300 species. Due to the nature of the inhabitants of
the forest it is not uncommon to encounter army ant swarms attended by
antbirds. Mixed flocks are
The many birds found within the park on Pipeline road
include: trogons, wrens, puffbirds, hummingbirds, hermits, and motmots.
Forest-falcons are commonly heard and often seen. Exploring the nearby
wetlands one can often find Rufescent Tiger-herons, White-throated Crakes,
Wattled Jacanas, Purple Gallinules, and many other aquatic species. But
birds are not the only animals one encounters when exploring this area of
Panama. Many other abound, including the monkeys, sloths, iguanas, frogs,
toads, and rodents such as the agouti, paca, and capybara.
Accompanied by one of our certified interpretive guides,
a day of birding on the Pipeline Road is so much more than just looking for
and identifying birds.