The Panama Fruit Feeders are located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama. The site is in the low mountains of Cerro Gaital, approximately 2,000 feet above sea level, and enjoys spring-like weather year-round.
Canopy Lodge specializes in bird-focused nature tourism. It houses several feeders on site so guests can see the birds up close.
The feed table is equipped with an Axis Q1785-LE camera with an ETS ML1-WPW microphone to capture the sights and sounds of visiting birds. It is replenished every two hours each day.
What birds visit Panama fruit feeders?
More than 70 species of birds have visited Panama’s fruit feeders, including the gray-hooded rail, keeled toucan, bay-headed tanager, and yellow-headed caracara. See the full list of birds here.
What birds are found in Panama?
The diversity of birds in Panama is extraordinary. Sources report that the country’s species list ranges from 950 to over 1,000 species. These include eight endemic species and 122 migratory species, according to iNaturalist. Panama’s total is astonishing considering that the country is smaller than all but 10 US states.
What is the national bird of Panama?
Panama’s national bird is the harpy eagle, which received the official designation in 2002. Every April, a harpy festival is held in Summit Park in Panama City.
The largest raptor in North America and one of the largest eagles in the world, Harpy Eagles can weigh up to 20 pounds and their wingspan can measure over 6 feet. Despite their size, eagles are silent predators, easily flying around their forest homes in search of monkeys, sloths and other prey.
Harpies are listed as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List due to deforestation and poaching. Learn about the small, dedicated army working to protect birds and their habitats here.