Greetings all! I'm very excited to join the Birding Is Fun! team. Today's post takes place in the beautiful country of Panama. Over the course of this year, I'll be taking you to some very special places around Panama, Guatemala, Mexico and Belize and introduce you to some wonderful places to bird. We begin our journey today in the very tropical and humid Panama City.
|City views from Parque Natural Metropolitano|
|Enjoy the birds at Punta Culebra|
It was a hot, humid and sticky walk through the Metropolitano park. I recommend everyone bring a hydration backpack(or camelbak) for this trip because a person dehydrates quickly in a tropical climate. My body was not used to the humidity at all and I remember sweating nonstop. So make sure you have water on these treks! This is especially true for Panama's summer months.(June, July, August).
|Brown Pelicans with some Cormorants mixed into the bunch on the Amador Causeway|
|Keep a look out for the many hummingbirds in the area!|
Parque Natural Metropolitano for some great views of the city from a lush rain forest full of monkeys, birds, and other critters. Tired of the heat and humidity? Take a walk on the breezy Amador Causeway and head towards the last remaining areas of dry rain forest at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Punta Culebra. While on the road, you can have a tradional Panamanian meal(try their Sancocho soup!) and watch ocean birds fly all around you. And like any place, you can always bird right outside your hotel room:)
Las Aventuras. Birding Is Fun!