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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

Birding in Panama

Making a list and checking it thousands and thousands of times is what a lot people were doing yesterday for Global Big Day. It is one of the most important days for birds around the globe for the entire year. It was also World Migratory Bird Day and so, this whole weekend is all about birds. It happens again in October as people around the world help record images and important data of birds they see on these days to a global database.

This information, though a short snapshot, gives scientists incredible insight on the health of bird populations, their migratory patterns around the world, and brings together a dedicated group of bird lovers to help contribute to science and ultimately conservation efforts across our beautiful planet.

With over 1,000 species of birds in this tiny little country, Panama happens to be one of the birding hotspots of the world. The terraces of our hotel rooms are an awesome place to sit and get out the binoculars to watch and listen as the colorful and musical world comes to life around you.

All through the day we treasure the entertainment these brilliant little animals provide us. Ever-changing, there is always something new to see and hear. Everyone has their favorite birds for all different reasons, be their color, their behavior, or their song. What's yours?

We offer guided trips for birdwatching to the Cerro Hoyas National Park where you can spot the colorful Macaw with their easy to identify song, or other beautiful endemic birds located in this threatened park. These hikes are always fun but really, the greatest bird show is to just sit on our hotel room terraces! Of course, in a country with so much biodiversity and eco systems, I would also recommend Mount Totumas as an amazing place for bird watching, coffee drinking up at higher elevations and viewing different species as well as great hiking. Do you have a favorite bird or are you working on your birding life list? Let me know and I can tell you if that bird loves the jungles of our area for you to visit. Many of our guests have spotted birds here that have been on their life lists and honestly, it's really fun to share in their excitement. So much to do here. The secret is in the trees!

Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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