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Greetings from the Canopy...
There are many ways that we can portray the beautiful wildlife of Panama. We love to share photos, videos and other multimedia that have been taken at our lodges on our website and Facebook page. We have started our very own Canopy Family YouTube Channel, where you will find videos taken by our guides and guests. New videos are always being added, so check back frequently for recent videos of birds, mammals and other wildlife.
With Christmas just around the corner, we are preparing for an extra special season, as we welcome guests at all of our lodges for the holiday. Those celebrating with us will be surrounded by friends, family and of course, birds! From all of us at Canopy Family, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable festive season.
Best wishes, and I hope to see
Raúl Arias de Para - President/Founder
Canopy Family News
Harpy Eagle Sighting at the Canopy Camp!
On November 18, the first sighting of a majestic Harpy Eagle, our national bird, was confirmed at Canopy Camp Darien. Ismael “Nando” Quiroz saw the young bird, perhaps 2 years old, fly to a large exposed branch where it sat and gave the opportunity for him to take a few photos. This is a very exciting sighting, as previously Harpy Eagle feathers have been found on the property, but there had been no confirmed sightings. This rare bird is iconic in the Neotropics, the largest and most powerful raptor, representing healthy and extensive forest ecosystems. We are very proud to share this sighting with you, and we hope that our guests will enjoy future sightings at the Canopy Camp.
First Annual "Introduction to Tropical Biodiversity" Tour a Success!
Last month, we ran our first annual “Introduction to Tropical Biodiversity” Tour, featuring guest scientists Dr. Howard Topoff and Dr. Carol Simon, formerly from the American Museum of Natural History and City University of New York. It was a great success, as we found many different tropical species and learned about their fascinating behaviors. Our participants had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to running this tour again in 2014. Click here for this tour’s trip report.
Our Christmas Gift to You: Canopy Family Recipes
Our guests consistently compliment the delicious meals prepared daily by the chefs at the Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge, and often request recipes. For this festive season, we would like to give you the recipes of our favorite dishes, so you can try them out at home!
From the Vault: Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo featured in Neotropical Birding Magazine
Neotropical Birding magazine featured the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo in the spring 2011 edition, article and photos by Kevin J. Zimmer. In this article, Kevin describes the life history of these little-known birds, as well as a personal encounter with two Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoos at the Canopy Adventure in El Valle in 2010. To learn more about the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo and access the article, click here.