IOS & Red Hill Birding Trip to Panama

It is with great excitement that IOS announces an international trip to the tropical forests of Panama!  IOS will be traveling down to Panama June 26th – July 5th, 2018 (Click Here for Itinerary).  IOS is partnering with Josh Engel and his new tour company, Red Hill Birding, for what is going to be a trip that delights birders whether it’s your first trip to the tropics or your tenth.  

Male Blue Cotinga, courtesy of the Canopy Family

We will be staying in the Canopy Family’s now famous eco-lodges, the Canopy Tower in the central lowlands, and the Canopy Lodge in the foothills of El Valle de Antón.  Due to the varied habitats we will visit, 260+ species can be expected, including members of some the most dynamic Neotropical families, like motmots, puffbirds, manakins, cotingas, antbirds, toucans, and many, many more!  Oh, and over 20 species of hummingbird are possible!  

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth from the Canopy Tower! Photo by Doug Weschler, courtesy of the Canopy Family

A post-trip extension (July 5th – July 11th, 2018) will have us traveling to the Canopy Camp, the Canopy Family’s newest location in the heart of Eastern Panama’s Darién Province!  Here, we will enjoy a new host of birds, including many that are endemic to Panama or the Chocó biological region.  It is at the Canopy Camp where we have the greatest chance of seeing a Harpy Eagle.  We will devote an entire day to searching for Panama’s national bird!  

Adult Harpy Eagle in the heart of the Darién. Photo by Ewe Speck, courtesy of the Canopy Family

This is an exclusive IOS members trip, and we look forward to seeing many of you in wonderful Panama next summer!  

See the full itinerary, cost, and trip details HERE.

If you would like to register for the trip or have any other questions, please email Josh Engel at josh@redhillbirding.com.

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