Panama Bird Travel Agents Berkeley CA

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Eugenio Ovalle
(925) 280-2582
1801 Skycrest Dr Ste 7
Walnut Creek, CA
Agency
Alta Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Western, South America
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Bicycle, Educational, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus
Website
www.altatours.com

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Kaushik Sen
(510) 667-9412
237 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA
Agency
World Travellers' Club Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Bicycle, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Destination Weddings, Gay & Lesbian, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, Reunions, Safari, Women's Travel
Website
www.around-the-world.com

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Barbara Roberts
(510) 290-3222
635 Blossom Way #1
Hayward, CA
Agency
Travel in Good Company - Share the Journey
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
U.S. - Hawaii, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, Italy, France, Caribbean
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.travelingoodcompany.com

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Terrence Regan
(510) 843-1000
1824 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA
Agency
Berkeley's Northside Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Rail, Safari, Scuba Diving, Student / Youth
Website
www.berkeley4travel.com

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Joan Allen
(510) 527-4455
268 Arlington Ave
Kensington, CA
Agency
Kensington Travel & Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Kestutis Gregeris
(415) 229-3210
2021 Fillmore St 2Nd Fl
San Francisco, CA
Agency
Travel Visa Pro
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America
Specialities
Business Travel, Other
Website
www.travelvisapro.com

Data Provided By:
Paul Pollino
925-820-5500 x1
623 San Ramon Valley Blvd
Danville, CA
Agency
Danville Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Scuba Diving, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.danville-travel.com

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Rudolf Pasman
(650) 589-1122
31 Airport Blvd. Ste.F
South San Francisco, CA
Agency
BizClass Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Government Travel, Luxury Travel
Website
www.bizclassdeals.com

Data Provided By:
James Allen
(510) 527-4455
268 Arlington Ave
Kensington, CA
Agency
Kensington Travel & Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Historical, Music & Performing Arts, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Grant Miller
(510) 496-2020
2100 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA
Agency
TravelStore
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelstoreusa.com

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Birding Panama

Birding Panama: Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge

by Jerry Uhlman

Canopy Tower

At Canopy Tower, just a 30-minute drive from bustling downtown Panama City, you're apt to be awakened by howler monkeys. Before the sun is even up, small feeding flocks begin foraging in the treetops. A short while later, you can watch honeycreepers search for fruit and nectar and hawks glide by while enjoying your first cup of coffee on the tower's breathtaking circular balcony.

Canopy Tower is a renovated U.S. radar installation that has become one of the most recognizable eco-lodges in Latin America. The domed hilltop facility sits within Panama's Soberania National Park and is surrounded by rainforest.

The bird list for the tower and nearby sites is nearly 600 species. During a brief stay, you're likely to see more than 15 species of hawks and falcons, about 20 species of hummingbirds, and a dozen antbird and tanager species. With the help of the tower's resident guides, you may see such hard-to-find species as purplish-backed quail-dove, sapphire-throated hummingbird, black-crowned antpitta, and lance-tailed manakin.

The upper level of Canopy Tower has a large, open, circular room that serves as dining area, library, and lounge. Its many windows provide a glimpse into the canopy, where you'll likely see howler monkeys, an occasional Geoffrey's tamarin monkey, and woolly sloths coiled around bare branches.

The unmistakable highlight, though, is the rooftop walkway that circles the old radar dome. Guests can enjoy watching and listening to the rainforest come to life all around them in the morning.

Best of all, you'll have a front-row seat to watch caracaras, parrots, bat falcons, and short-tailed hawks glide by and kettles of raptors circle just overhead. Almost at arms length, you'll see yellow-tailed orioles and several species of honeycreepers and tanagers, including blue dacnis, scour the canopy in small feeding flocks. The action is nearly nonstop from sunrise to midmorning.

Not all the action takes place atop the tower, however. Feeders and flowering bushes near the tower entrance attract a variety of hummingbirds. You should see plenty of blue-chested hummingbirds as well as rufous-tailed hummingbirds and white-necked jacobins and perhaps a sapphire-throated hummingbird. Photographers will enjoy the well-lit, natural perches these small birds use.

Day trips from Canopy Tower will take you to a variety of nearby habitats. Probably the most popular trip is a morning walk along Pipeline Road, a narrow, unimproved track that was etched into the rainforest during World War II. Part of Soberania National Park, the road is often considered Central America's premier birding spot, with more than 450 species sighted on it.

Canopy Tower can accommodate about 20 guests in modestly furnished but comfortable rooms.

Canopy Lodge

Canopy Lodge, a sister eco-lodge, is perched on the hillside of a caldera-a collapsed volcanic cone-that is nearly f...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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