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“Local bird guide - high marks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Birding Panama

Birding Panama
Tangare Ste Res El Bosque, Panama City 67431, Panama
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Sacramento, California
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“Local bird guide - high marks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Jose Carlos Garcia arranged and led an amazing trip to Darien National park in eastern Panama which is no easy feat. Glorious birdwatching including Harpy Eagle. Garcia took very good care of us but this four day trip is not for everyone. No divine jungle Eco lodges here. Check out details and make sure you are able, flexible and prepared for the outback. This is a great local small business with good English skills and bird knowledge.

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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“266 different birds seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Our group had 10 participants with our guide, Mario Greco who was amazingly knowledgeable. We chose the shorter tour of 10 days and the rest of the group went on to Derien afterwards. Our driver, Santiago, added to the fun and went way beyond the call. We stayed in very nice, simple hotels away from the craziness of the cities, and always saw birds around the hotels. Meals were varied from simple to delicious. We definitely had to be flexible as was described in the brochure as our schedule got turned around to allow another group to travel as well. The birding varied from easy; watching hummers at feeders, to rigorous: walking up and down-climbing stairs and hills. The guide was so terrific and could bird by ear and pursued the elusive species until they were seen. We were a bit nervous about the tour operator and Panama's safety, but were very pleased with both!

Visited February 2013
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