Whitehawk Birding and Conservation

Whitehawk Birding and Conservation

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Whitehawk is a company dedicated to leading wildlife and birding tours around the world. Our trips are designed to be fun, educational, and conservation oriented. A portion of our profits goes to local efforts to protect birds, their habitats, and the communities that surround them. Come join us in Panama, Spain, Morocco, India, Belize or any of the other destinations we offer.
Panama City, Panama
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2022

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boopster99
18 contributions
Jan 2022
We found Whitehawk Birding and Conservation online while searching for a personal birding guide in Panama. We could not have been happier or found a better guide than Jenn. From our initial email contact, Jenn was responsive, informative and clear about all aspects of the tour. We were so impressed with her that we ended up booking a 2nd tour with Whitehawk! The first was a day-long guided tour of Pipeline Road in Gamboa and the next day on the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake. Both tours were amazing. Jenn seems to know every bird and their calls by heart. As if the tours weren’t special enough, Jenn followed up by sending e-bird lists for us to keep and continues to offer assistance long past the tour. Talk about top-notch customer service! A special thanks to both Jenn and Angel for making our time in Panama City memorable.
Written January 23, 2022
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Hi! Thanks a lot for this great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure! I hope we can do it again in the future. All the best from Whitehawk
Written March 3, 2022
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Paul N
Panama City, Panama6 contributions
Apr 2021
If you want to see Panama wildlife with very experienced, knowledgable and enjoyably fun people ... this is your choice. Hands down. We were picked up form our location promptly, enjoyed a quick ride from Panama City to the Gamboa docks. We were boated promptly and safely along the canal to areas where you are bound to see spectacular wildlife. Marta, our wonderfully experienced guide and our boat captain had eagle eyes and helped spot a myriad of amazing sights. You will see birds, animals and a host of natural sights well worth the effort and cost. Pay for the excellent guides whose knowledge will enhance the trip. We have been on dozens of such excursions and from start to finish this rates among the top ever. So pleased. (Can you give 6 stars?)
Written April 4, 2021
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Brenda S
1 contribution
Mar 2022
We contacted Whitehawk Birding to arrange a day trip in the Panama City area.
We spent the day with Edwin exploring the birds of Pipeline Road. We knew of Whitehawk Birding because of a private trip to Spain where we visited the Straits of Gibraltar with Yeray Seminario. In both instances, our guides were well-informed and fun to be with. We would definitely contact Whitehawk in the future.
Written April 7, 2022
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cynthia h
3 contributions
Mar 2022
If you plan a birding or nature tour find out if Whitehawk works in the area you are interested in and then book them! You will be very happy! These people work really hard to apply all the knowledge and experience they have (which is extensive) into making your trip the best it can be. Every single Whitehawk guide we encountered (Marta, Angel, Jenn and Domi) is excellent. They have an intimate knowledge of the area I was interested in (Panama), and in talking with them about other locations, I hope to join them in other areas in the future.
Written March 22, 2022
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Sami K
Schwerte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
After our trip in Panama we can highly recommend Whitehawk. The time with Whitehawk was simply wonderful. From beginning to end, every day was unique. We saw so many animals and birds. Whitehawk did everything they could to make sure to show us the birds of interest. The surrounding was also super organized. Whitehawk made sure we had a great time. Even the catering like drinks, food and snacks were of very high quality during the birding. We will definitely work with Whitehawk again on our next trip. Even the contact during the organization of the trip was just friendly and very helpful. Thank you for everything Whitehawk.
Sami & Gabriella
Written January 24, 2022
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Hello Sami and Gabriella, thanks a lot for your nice review! It was great to spend a few days with you and we are looking forward to seeing you again in Colombia. All the best from Whitehawk!
Written March 3, 2022
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Felix
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
I contacted Jenn Sinasac back in November and she was very helpful answering my questions about Panama. She replied very promptly and provided additional information. My group was looking at various agencies for guide services, but because Jenn was so helpful and professional we chose Whitehawk Birding and Conservation for our trip to Pipeline Road.

Edwin Campbell was our guide. He was great! His knowledge of bird calls, where to find targeted species, and ability to quickly identify birds was impressive. But what our group really appreciated was his personality. He shared interesting facts about the history of Panama, Pipeline Road and the surrounding villages. He made our day very enjoyable. I will definitely use Whitehawk Birding and Conservation again.

Best,
Felix
Written March 8, 2020
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April H
San Diego, CA40 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Where else but Panama City can you be transported from an urban environment to the rain forest in less than 10 minutes? Metropolitan Park yielded 42 species in about 90 minutes during a very pleasant morning walk. The excursion was tailored to our capacities. Edwin, a biologist with a master’s degree and wide experience, shared information about species behavior and habitat. We were thrilled with all we saw and learned.
Written February 1, 2020
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Judy A
1 contribution
Mar 2020
We have just returned from our first trip Panama and toured with Whitehawk for 3 days. We covered the Pipeline road , Metropolitan Park and also the Gamboa Rainforest Resort area. this was an amazing tour and we highly recommend it to all. Panama is a beautiful country and we were able to see so many species of birds and animals.
Jenn, Marta and Edwin were amazing guides, very knowledgable and so helpful. They do whatever they can to make your trip comfortable and are very accommodating. They also will recommend different activities, restaurants and canal travel information as needed.
Communication with Jenn was very organized and planning the trip was a pleasure. She was very easy to work with even though we had to change some dates and number of guests attending. I will highly recommend this organizaton to all.
Written March 7, 2020
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Siouxwelch
11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We birdied with Whitehawk on Pipeline Rd in Panama. Jenn was our guide. She and the company were fantastic. Our schedule was changing daily due to the COVID-19. Jenn was flexible and understanding. We finally got our day of birding in and it was fantastic. Jenn’s level of knowledge and ability to locate the birds was outstanding. I highly recommend her and the company for any of your birding needs.
Written March 15, 2020
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Montrealersabroad
Montreal, Canada14 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a full day tour with Edwin to Cerro Azul. The initial communication with Jenn at Whitehawk was very clear. Edwin and his driver were punctual when they came to pick us up at our hotel. He is a knowledgeable, pleasant, biologist that aimed to please. We had expressed particular interest in hummingbirds, and he tailored the trip to maximize our possibility of seeing them. This incuded a backyard visit to another biologist's home where feeders were well-attended by hummingbirds and other species. The driver would stop along the road and we would walk around/bird for awhile, then drive to another spot and do the same. The views from the top were amazing. The lunch was delicious! We saw/heard ~50 species of birds, including several new species for us. If you are doing this tour, it is cool early in the morning on the mountain, so you may want to bring a sweater along. Thank you, Edwin and Whitehawk Birding!
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you very much for your nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us in Cerro Azul! Best regards from Whitehawk
Written February 15, 2020
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