El Valle de Anton, Panama
The Canopy Lodge offers some of the best birding Panama has to offer, and you deserve to experience it at least once in your life. This superb luxury lodge set in beautiful grounds and beside a tumbling stream is the perfect setting for a relaxed break surrounded by nature. Bird feeders attract colorful tanagers and other birds and even Orange Nectar Bats at night. Flowering bushes play host to hummingbirds and butterflies and the stream and pond attract a variety of dragonflies.
The Canopy Lodge is a full service lodge specializing in nature tourism, particularly birds. It’s one of the best sites for Panama birding anywhere in the country. It is about 60 miles west of Panama City in the picturesque village of El Valle de Anton, right in the center of a gigantic crater of an extinct volcano. This is the largest inhabited crater in the Western Hemisphere and second only to the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. It is surrounded by the Cerro Gaital Natural Monument.
The lodge consists of 12 bedrooms, an open living/dining room (with WiFi Internet), a well-stocked library with natural history books, and bird guides from several countries of Latin America ready to give you some of the best birding tours in Panama.
There are many nearby sites to check during the day for a wide variety of special birds, mammals, butterflies and dragonflies. And then in the evening you can enjoy dinner and the hospitality of this superb lodge.
Private Facilities 24hr – Electricity Hot & Cold Water Fans Wifi
Naturalist / Guide
Resident GuideGuide can be arrangedGuided WalksNight Walks / Drives Near National Park / Reserve (less than 50km)Butterfly GardenNear Stream or River Reference BooksChecklists
Private TrailsNearby Trails
Restaurant / DiningBreakfastLunchDinner Bar
Species List - English
- Black-crowned Pittasoma 2-10km
- Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo 2-10km
- Barred Puffbird 2-10km
- Rufous-crested Coquette 1km
- Lance-tailed Manakin 2-10km
- Rosy Thrush-tanager 2-10km
- Scaled Antpitta 2-10km
- Rufous Motmot 1km
- Tody Motmot 1km
- Dusky-faced Tanager 1km
Species List - Scientific
- Pittasoma michleri 2-10km
- Neomorphus geoffroyi 2-10km
- Nystalus radiatus 2-10km
- Lophornis delattrei 1km
- Chiroxiphia lanceolata 2-10km
- Rhodinocichla rosea 2-10km
- Grallaria guatimalensis 2-10km
- Baryphthengus martii 1km
- Hylomanes momotula 1km
- Mitrospingus cassinii 1km