Top 5 Wildlife Sightings in Panama

Last month, we took a small group of travelers to Panama.  We started and ended in Panama City with four nights in the Darien Province in between.

Panama is a hotbed of biodiversity.  It prime geographic location makes it a biological corridor.

The Darien region in the far south of the country is the most famous when it comes to biodiversity.   Its remote location and lack of infrastructure has allowed Darien to remain a haven for wildlife.  That’s why we spent the majority of our time there.

Here are our Top 5 Wildlife Sightings from last month’s trip.  They’re in no particular order, but everyone agreed the harpy eagle was an absolute highlight!

1. Trogons

Female black-throated trogon at Rainforest Discovery Center in Panama.











2. Sloths

Three-toed sloth in Panama’s Darien Province.








3. Toucans

Yellow-throated toucan at Canopy Camp Panama.









4. Monkeys

Geoffroy’s Tamarin at Panama’s Gatun Lake.










Capuchin monkey at Panama’s Gatun Lake.










Howler monkey at Canopy Camp in Panama.









Night monkeys in Panama’s Darien Province.









5. Harpy eagle

Subadult female harpy eagle in Panama’s Darien Province.


















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