Panama is one of the most diverse countries in the world for bird species with over 976 species recorded, more than Canada and the US combined. The diversity and abundance of birds in this area makes Panama bird watching tours a must for anyone visiting the country.
Coiba Island is home to one of the last remaining healthy populations of the magnificent Scarlet Macaw, which can be observed early morning feasting on the fruits of the almond trees that line particular beaches
Coiba National Park, classified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by The Audubon Society and Birdlife International, is one of the best places in Panama for bird lovers. Over 147 species (96 residents, 40 migrants, and 12 accidentals) of birds are found on the island, of which 20 species and subspecies are endemic.
The rocky cliffs of Jicarita and Jicaron provide a nesting sanctuary for several species of marine birds, both resident and migratory, including the magnificent frigate bird, yellow-footed booby, neo-tropical cormorant and the brown pelican.
The Crested Eagle, one of the largest and most illusive raptors in the world is reported on the island in the area of Punta Hermosa.
Coiba National Park and its surrounding area combine the best of bird habitats: Primary and secondary rainforest, multiple mangrove forests, swamps, beaches and forest foothills.