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With 2015 coming to a close we look back at the great year we have had at the Canopy Family: we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Canopy Lodge, the 15 years of Carlos Bethancourt as one of the most valued collaborators of the Canopy Family and the early success of the Canopy Camp Darien, well into its 2nd year of operations. Meanwhile, the Canopy Tower continues to be an icon in the birding world. In 2015 we also introduced our butterfly tour and offered it three times successfully. It is now part of our regular catalogue. We also had the pleasure of welcoming many new and returning guests with whom we shared the incredible biodiversity of Panama. We are so blessed to call you all a part of our family!
So this holiday season I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of you from the entire Canopy Family for a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year's. See you in 2016!
Best wishes, and I hope to see
Raúl Arias de Para - President/Founder
Canopy Family News
Canopy Family Festivities
The "Christmas breeze" has arrived in Panama! Heading into the dry season this month, the rains are slowing down and we are enjoying the rich breeze of the beginning of the season, a reminder that Christmas is upon us and getting us into that festive mood. On December 9, Canopy Tower, B&B and office staff gathered for our annual Fiesta de Navidad to celebrate Christmas, Raul's birthday and the year 2015 with great food, drinks, awards, gifts and great company!
Highlights from the Canopy Tower Christmas Party: Employee of the Year Jenn with Carlos, Daniel & Zelesny (left); singing "Happy Birthday" to Raul, with Daniel, Carlos & Denise (right).
Recent Guests at Our Lodges
WINGS Birding tour group, led by Gavin Beiber and Alex Sanchez, at Cerro Azul during their tour at the Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge in November.
Oriole Birding group, led by Ashley Saunders and Domiciano Alveo, at the Canopy Lodge. They experienced the best of birding in central and eastern Panama; they started at the Canopy Tower, then spent 4 nights at the Lodge, and finished with a week of birding the Canopy Camp in Darién.
Miriam Rakowski of New York visited us again at the Canopy Tower and at the Canopy Camp for the first time, where she was very lucky to see a Harpy Eagle at El Salto Road on November 25th! This was Miriam's fourth stay with us; she has now experienced all of the Canopy Family lodges and was rewarded with this amazing sighting!