Your guide

Our bird guide is a professional ornithologist from the UK who has been birding in Panama since 2011 and has experience birdwatching around the world.  Living in Gamboa, he knows Pipeline Road like the back of his hand and will ensure that you see the best parts of the road during the hike.  He also knows the best spots to stop and scan on route to Pipeline Road, exploring some different habitats in order to increase the list of bird species noted.

Along with his binoculars, our guide will have a spotting scope with him so that you can take a closer look at any birds perching along the trail, or scan for cryptic species in the tree tops (like the great potoo below!) or the aquatic habitats you will visit.

A photo of a Great Potoo on Pipeline Road, Panama
A Great Potoo in cryptic pose – Pipeline Road, Panama