Panama Bird Travel Agents West Palm Beach FL

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Francisco Vega
(561) 585-7965
4207 Lake Ave
West Palm Beach, FL
Agency
Tainos Travel , Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Mary Hurley-Lane
(561) 655-2234
329 Clematis St
West Palm Beach, FL
Agency
Eileen's Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Safari, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.eileenstravel.com

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Kimberley Carson
(760) 892-4407
340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 317
Palm Beach, FL
Agency
Elite West Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Linda Biancarosa
(561) 784-9126
11924 Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL
Agency
Linda's Cruise and Travel LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
All Inclusive, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Group Vacation, Honeymoon
Website
www.lindascruisetravel.4mydeals.com

Data Provided By:
Alan Rosen
(561) 736-3880
9851 Military Tr
Boynton Beach, FL
Agency
Sand & C Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.sandctravel.com

Data Provided By:
Carolyn Webb
(941) 661-3879
39 Kent C
West Palm Beach, FL
Agency
Vacation.com
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.vacation.com

Data Provided By:
Lorene Stone
(561) 248-9345
4263 69Th Ln. N.
West Palm Beach, FL
Agency
Nexion, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
All Inclusive, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Golf & Tennis, Meeting Planning / Events, Spa / Fitness
Website
palmbeachtravelgroups.com

Data Provided By:
David Eckis
(561) 642-6609
5744 Muirfield Village Circle
Lake Worth, FL
Agency
Travel Leaders Corporate
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.traveleaders.com

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Ivy Gomberg
(561) 439-3223
Po Box 33059
West Palm Beach, FL
Agency
Ivy's Travel DBA Travel Emporium
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Joseph Messina
(561) 445-6248
11021 Via Lucca
Boynton Beach, FL
Agency
Aries Travel Agency, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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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

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