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Bird Guides for Central Panama (1 Viewer)


We are visiting Central Panama (Canal Area, Cerro Azul, El Valle) on a short independent birding trip. However we will probably decide to take bird guides on the spot for some hours or half days. Can you recommend any local guides (name, phone number) for those places that can be contacted/hired on site?
Gonzalo Horna is on the Birding Pal page with a few other birding contacts:

Jan Axel has a long running blog about birding in Panama. You might pose your question to him: http://janbirdingblog.blogspot.com/

If you haven't run across it yet, this is a rare bird site for Panama:
It may lead you to some helpful names. A understanding of Spanish would be almost necessary to get the most out of it but some sightings are posted in English. I see they had a report of a Pearly-breasted Cuckoo recently, a bird I didn't even know existed.

There are several fully bilingual great birding guides in Panama
Here are some names.

Ariel Aguirre http://www.arielbirding.com/
Jacobo Ortega http://www.birdinginpanama.com/4357.html
Justo Camargo http://www.justadventurespanama.com/#!bird-guide/cv89
Beny Wilson (My self) http://www.benywilson.com

Zecke Jakub https://www.facebook.com/ezekieljakub?fref=ts
Euclides Campos https://www.facebook.com/euclides17campos?fref=ts
Jose Alberto Perez https://www.facebook.com/jose.alberto.5891?fref=ts
Kent Livezey http://www.birdingpipelinepanama.com/pipeline-guide.html

Have a great birding trip!
Euclides Campos -- that name is different enough that I cannot believe there are two: he must be the person that took us out to San Fransisco well towards Darrien. He really knew his birds, and helped a lot with the problem that two tires blew at the same time.

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