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GiselaZD wrote a review Jan 2018
Wisconsin54 contributions22 helpful votes
We did three trips with Ito. He is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable with an amazing ability to spot birds and recognize their calls. He brings the laser pointer and spotting scope and is great at getting you on the bird. He knows where specific species can be found. If you're agreeable, he will play recordings to bring birds into view. His prices are very reasonable for a guide of his expertise. First, we birded Volcan, Cerro Punta, Guadalupe and Los Nubes which yielded many regional endemics and 4 sightings of Resplendent Quetzal. Another day we visited "Birding Paradise" in Paraiso (highly recommend to visit there) where we saw fiery-billed aracaris, 10 species of hummingbirds, 2 species of manakins and a number of regional endemics. Our third day we birded around Boquete which also yielded looks at some uncommon birds and regional endemics. The birds in the Chiriqui highlands vary by elevation, habitat, and which side of Volcan Baru you're on. Ito offers a wide variety of trips for birding, hiking, overnights and to Coiba Island. I'm already thinking about my next visit to Panama and look forward to more time in the field with Ito.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Nigel H wrote a review Sep 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
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This was my third birding trip to Panama and I was targeting regional endemics. Ito knows them all, knows their calls and had reliable sites for every one. As a regional birdguide you could do no better. He is easy going, speaks perfect English and I had a brilliant week with him. I shall return.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Stefan S wrote a review Apr 2017
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An excellent bird guide with great knowledge of the species of Panama, with special reference to the Chiriquí highlands. With a geniune passion for nature and a great sense of humour, Ito is well worth contacting before planning your trip to Panama.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Aidan P wrote a review Apr 2017
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina37 contributions16 helpful votes
Ito is a fantastic guide for birding in the area, easily the best local birder and the best option for a guide in Chiriqui. Over the course of a day we were able to see Costa Rican pygmy-owl, maroon-chested ground-dove (great looks at this tough species), wrenthrush, silvery-fronted tapaculo, and other. Hiring Ito is without fail the best way for a visiting bird to get the ground-dove, an exceptionally difficult species here or anywhere. Overall a great day of birding.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Owen D wrote a review Feb 2017
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
I am a serious bird photographer that has traveled all over the world photographing Beautiful, rare and endemic birds. I always work with the best local bird guide that I can find. Ito is world class. Cerro Punta (Guadalupe) in the Chiriqui highlands is maybe the best location in Panama for birds. This has been my fifth birding trip to Panama and definitely one of the best. Owen Deutsch Chicago Illinois
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Date of experience: February 2017
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