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Old Friday 27th May 2005, 18:28   #1
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Live from the canopy tower

Hi all
finally got here,after diversion to costa rica,heat and humidity unbearable.
the birding is superb,hummers toucans trogons motmots,to many birds with Ant in the name.
the Tower is amazing,with un beatable views of the rainforests unique Fauna.
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Old Friday 27th May 2005, 20:31   #2
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Wow that sounds amazing, where exactly are you? I've kinda always wanted to stay up in the tree canopy- maybe one day... hope the howler monkeys don't wake you too early!
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Old Saturday 4th June 2005, 21:53   #3
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well i am back,absolutely stunnig,you should go see for yourself.

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Old Saturday 4th June 2005, 22:00   #4
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Where exactly were you Martin? We are thinking about Costa Rica in 2006/7

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The Canopy Tower is in Panama. It is - rightfully so - quite famous among birders that have had the luck of visiting Panama (or dream of doing so one day). Here's a link:

http://www.canopytower.com/
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Thanks, Rasmus, I've just joined the list of dreamers...looks like a great place.
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Now if only I can persuade er indoors?

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Old Sunday 5th June 2005, 10:40   #8
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[quote=Stewart J.]Where exactly were you Martin? We are thinking about Costa Rica in 2006/7

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The canopy tower is situated on top of a hill,in the middle of the rain forest,about a 40 min drive from Panama city.
The birding is unreal,the Guides phenomonally quick to get the birds,lots of mammals,frogs,butterflies...Oh and a juv Fer de lance.
Accomodation is superb as well.

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Where exactly were you Martin? We are thinking about Costa Rica in 2006/7

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The canopy tower is situated on top of a hill,in the middle of the rain forest,about a 40 min drive from Panama city.
The birding is unreal,the Guides phenomonally quick to get the birds,lots of mammals,frogs,butterflies...Oh and a juv Fer de lance.
Accomodation is superb as well.

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Thanks Martin sounds wonderful

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Old Sunday 5th June 2005, 10:54   #10
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Hi Hummer

sounds like you had a great time and i do hope to see for myself one day, until then though, howabout a few highlights...?

hope that fer-de-lance wasn't up in the tower with you!!!

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GEEEZZZ!
For those of you (myself included) that didn't or don't know what a Fer de Lance is:

http://www.yptenc.org.uk/docs/factsh..._de_lance.html

Martin, take care and boy are you ever in a birders Mecca. Lovely.
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Hi Hummer

sounds like you had a great time and i do hope to see for myself one day, until then though, howabout a few highlights...?

hope that fer-de-lance wasn't up in the tower with you!!!

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Cheers Tim,will post some photes on this gallery and surfbirds when sorted them out,the trip just re-affirmed my love of Neo-tropical birding.
Also a young (orni)-star of the future,from Cornell uni,nearly had the closest of encounters with the juv f.D.L...but we still managed to get a closish photo.

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Cheers Tim,will post some photes on this gallery and surfbirds when sorted them out,the trip just re-affirmed my love of Neo-tropical birding.
Also a young (orni)-star of the future,from Cornell uni,nearly had the closest of encounters with the juv f.D.L...but we still managed to get a closish photo.

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Hi Martin,

Last year when I visited the Canopy Tower one morning for breakfast and a guided walk, we (Alexis and I) found a Fer-de-lance sleeping on a rock right next to Plantation Road! On the way back, it was gone. When we got back to the Tower, another guide (Carlos I think) told me about the time he got bitten: 1 month in the hospital!!

Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Check out my gallery for some Panamanian birds that you probably saw too.

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Added some photos of trip on my gallery...will add more vwhen time permits
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